Employees at the Cassino Assembly Plant in Piedimonte San Germano, Italy, will have an extended holiday vacation due to a supply shortage of semiconductor chips. The Italian plant currently manufactures the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia sports sedan and Stelvio performance SUV. Production has been halted for today, Friday, April 15th until Tuesday, April 19th, because of the situation.
It marks the second time in a month, that production has been halted at the plant due to a supply shortage.
The Cassino Assembly Plant will also build the all-new 2023 Maserati Grecale SUV. It marks the first time a Maserati has been built at the plant, which has constantly manufactured FIATs, Alfa Romeos, and Lancias, since opening in 1972.
But the Cassino plant isn’t the only Italian plant feeling the pain from this latest semiconductor shortage. The Fim Cisl announced that production at the Melfi Assembly Plant will also be halted for this upcoming week, from Tuesday, April 19th until Saturday, April 23rd.
The Melfi facility currently manufactures the Fiat 500X crossover, the Jeep Compass, and Jeep Renegade. Melfi is currently the only plant that produces both the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and mild-hybrid (mHEV) variants of the Compass and Renegade, as well as all of the 500X and Renegade production for the North American market.