Automotive industry slowly starting up again
It is a small ray of hope for the aluminium industry: after several weeks of standstill due to the corona pandemic, some car manufacturers, such as VW, AUDI and Daimler, are gradually resuming production. The extent to which the machines start up depends on the market situation and the availability of supply chains, according to the industry. At present, the value chain is still severely restricted, especially in the supply of spare parts and components from China and Italy. Industry experts estimate that the production situation will improve from June onwards, when more and more countries will relax the lockdown restrictions.
In order to boost sales, the German Association of the Automotive Industry and the Federation of German Industries are in talks with politicians about various incentive systems, ranging from a new edition of the scrappage scheme to tax policy measures.