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Morgan Furlough? #714359
15/08/21 01:27 PM
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Malvern gazette 13 August

"Morgan Motor Company furloughs staff over 'supply chain and Covid disruptions"

"ONE of the county's most famous employers has responded to rumours it has furloughed its staff until the autumn."

See here: https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/ne...ghs-staff-supply-chain-covid-disruptions

Can it be the shortage of computer chips? Who can remember when the factory would be rammed full of cars that couldn't be delivered for the lack of one small part?

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The industry is going through a combination of micro chip shortages, truck drivers shortages, steel shortages, massive steel price increases, wood shortages, transport issues from the US, transport issues from China as well as staff shortages internally and in the supply base.

If you were to take a view that things could get worse through the back end of this year, it wouldn't be a bad strategy to furlough the majority of the workforce while the furlough scheme remains in place to the end of September, but keep your logistics staff in to be pulling material in for when they plan to start production again.

My only surprise is that politicians and the markets don't seem to realise or reflect the level of issues that is going on.

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The situation for motor manufacturers is crazy.

I've run a fleet of vehicles and have a fleet deal with Toyota. During lockdown we were waiting upwards to 9 months for vans. I was told last week that vans ordered after August this year are not doing to be delivered until late 2022 early 2023. I have 4 vans that should have been with me 2 months ago that seem to have disappeared and 3 cars that we're ordered together and only 2 have appeared so far.

It seems most of the major manfacturers are finding it difficult and it looks like its now caught up with Morgan.


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Yet when you drive across the bridge at Avonmouth and look down into the holding yards-there seem to be line after line of vans and cars??


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It is also inflating the prices of used cars as less are coming onto the open market, my pals just bought same model of used car I got in Nov last year, same trim level, slightly more miles, same rolling equivalent age & he's had to pay almost £3k more


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Originally Posted by JB62
Yet when you drive across the bridge at Avonmouth and look down into the holding yards-there seem to be line after line of vans and cars??


They've been there for so long I think they must be inflatable decoys................


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Re: Morgan Furlough? [Re: Roady] #714427
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Along with the roadworks on the Gordano bridge


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It seems it's not as many on furlough as one might gather from just reading the posts here. Am I correct in saying that the factory is still building cars and only a small amount of staff are still off?

A company spokesman said: "We currently have a small number of our production staff on furlough as part of an extended summer shutdown that took place the week of July 26.

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Or could there, just maybe possibly perhaps, be a tapering-off of demand ? A company that now makes only two products, each selling at say £65K and £85K, must be vulnerable to the vagaries of the economy, and we are certainly not out of the Covid-woods yet.

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Re: Morgan Furlough? [Re: Roady] #714457
16/08/21 12:29 PM
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VW commercial are quoting us 9-12 months for a new vehicle and my 3 Wheeler has been delayed due to parts shortages. Any product that has a low end microchip/semi conductor inside is either not available or on backorder. These delays and shortages aren't just in the motor manufacturer segment. Stories and tales of how this has come about vary greatly from Covid, factory fires and the Panama canal and a few others.

Personally I think this is what happens when your staff work from home....

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