Thousands of new cars awaiting delivery to their owners. For lack of road hauliers, the Stellantis factory in Sochaux is overflowing. The parking lot usually reserved for employees has even been converted into a storage area. “I’ve been here for 30 years, and I’ve never seen this. What we fear today is that management will tell us ‘stocks have to be at zero at the end of the year, so we’re going to stop producing’. If we stop producing, that means that employees will remain unemployed and for us, that’s out of the question”plague Eric Peultier, Force Ouvrière union representative of the site.
More than 3000 cars are currently immobilized. The factory produces 1100 every day. Contacted, the management of Stellantis evokes several causes for these delays: lack of truck drivers, but also of trucks affected by the shortage of semiconductors.