(ČIA) Currently, there are still shutdowns underway at the ŠKODA AUTO carmaker, and the coming Week 38 will be almost a carbon copy of the previous one. This information was provided by the carmaker’s Works Council chairman, Jaroslav Povšík. He added that the CKD centre would partially join in the restrictions. According to him, the situation will worsen in Week 39 when the mass day off on September 27 and state holiday on September 28 will be followed by the cancellation of shifts for the rest of the week, including the Saturday shifts in the 17- and 18-shift system. The reason for cancelling production for the entire week is the ongoing shortage of components, namely chips. The Volkswagen Group has shutdowns all over the world. Povšík added that it partially preferred high-margin brands, such as Porsche and Audi. However, according to him, there will also be partial problems in production in Russia which will be reflected in the operation of the Czech CKD centre. On the other hand, India will be producing as usual.