Status: 28/09/2023, 07:31 a.m.
The VW power plant on the grounds of Volkswagen's main plant in the early morning. © Moritz Frankenberg/dpa
A disruption with an unknown cause and worldwide repercussions: VW had to contend with a comprehensive loss of production during the night. In the morning, the all-clear was given.
Wolfsburg - Volkswagen says it has fixed the IT malfunction that had paralyzed production at several plants since Wednesday. Production is now ramping up again, a spokesman for the carmaker told dpa on Thursday morning.
"The IT infrastructure problems in the Volkswagen network were resolved during the night, and the network is working stably again," he said. "The affected applications are currently being restarted. The global production network is starting, and production is to take place according to plan."
However, individual systems could still be affected "in a transition phase", he added. There are still no indications that the disruption was caused by external influences.
The IT malfunction had paralyzed the central network of the Volkswagen Group on Wednesday. Production at several plants came to a standstill, including Wolfsburg, Zwickau, Emden and Osnabrück. The component plants in Braunschweig, Salzgitter and Kassel were also affected. Audi also reported problems.
According to Handelsblatt, car dealerships and the U.S. plant in Chattanooga were also affected. According to an IT service provider responsible for the companies' networks, it was a worldwide disruption. A crisis team was set up in Wolfsburg to work all night to solve the problem. Dpa