Coronavirus leads to Jaguar Land Rover shipping parts in suitcases

Jaguar Land Rover has been flying parts over from China in suitcases do to the Coronavirus effecting the supply.

It has been said the Chinese parts could run out in a matter of weeks.

The virus has confirmed deaths of over 2500, however that number is only growing.

This isn’t the first company to be affected by the virus, with Apple confirming a reduction in global iPhone supply.

As the UK’s largest car manufacturer, JLR has an expected 400,000 production vehicles, however the virus is having an effect as parts are running out.

“We are safe for this week and we are safe for next week and in the third week we have … parts missing,” Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover.

“We have flown parts in suitcases from China to the UK.”

JLR has said that the cost to the company is not only in the loss to production, but also sales being effected by the outbreak.

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