The Stellantis factory in Sochaux (Doubs), faced with major logistical problems in the shipment of its vehicles, is forced to store some of its cars at the disused Lure-Malbouhans aerodrome (Haute-Saône), in about forty km from the industrial site, we learned from management.
Vehicles have been "
" for a few days at this aerodrome "
to speed up their distribution in local markets
", indicated a spokesperson for the factory, while the site's car parks are currently saturated due to major logistical problems. due to a shortage of drivers in Europe.
A situation that is all the more visible in Sochaux as the site is a hub through which vehicles manufactured elsewhere by the group transit, particularly from Rennes and Trnava (Slovakia).
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The automaker, born from the merger of PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in January 2021, is also currently overhauling its vehicle shipping logistics, now calling on diversified players and not a single operator, which was Gefco.
The Lure-Malbouhans aerodrome, with an area of 242 hectares, is a former NATO standard military site, inactive since 1997 and sold to the Haute-Saône departmental council in 2005.
" has been put in place on the site, said the management of the automotive group.
We are dealing with this situation on a day-to-day basis, like with semiconductors.
The teams are mobilized seven days a week to find the best solutions and improve the distribution time
,” she added.
At the same time, the plant's production remains strong, with orders continuing "
thanks to the success of our vehicles
", rejoices the management.
The Sochaux site, which acquired a new assembly line at the beginning of the year, produces 1,100 cars daily, and is very soon aiming for a cruising speed of 1,200 vehicles per day.
There is "
a very good operational performance
", according to the spokesperson for the management, which however reinforces the congestion.