Volkswagen claims to have solved the computer malfunction that had paralyzed production at several of its plants since yesterday. A spokesman for the German automaker told the DPA news agency this morning that production is resuming.
"The problems with the IT infrastructure of the Volkswagen network were resolved overnight" and it is "functioning stably again," he said. "The global production network is restarting and production is expected to proceed according to plan." However, individual systems may still be affected by "a transition phase", the spokesperson added, revealing that at present there are no indications that the outage was caused by external factors.
The IT blackout had paralyzed the central network of the Volkswagen Group, recalls the German agency. Production stopped at several plants, including Wolfsburg, Zwickau, Emden and Osnabrück, and component plants in Braunschweig, Salzgitter and Kassel were also affected.
The subsidiary Audi has also reported problems.
Car dealerships and the US plant in Chattanooga were also involved, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported. An IT service provider responsible for corporate networks confirmed that this was a worldwide outage. A crisis team was set up in Wolfsburg that worked through the night to solve the problem, reports the DPA.
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