Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is shutting its two main car factories temporarily due to a shortage of computer chips.
The difficulties at Britain’s biggest carmaker echo similar problems at other manufacturers, including Ford, who have been hit by a global shortage of chips.
JLR said there would be a “limited period” of closure at its Halewood and Castle Bromwich sites from Monday.
A mixture of strong demand and Covid shutdowns at chipmakers has also hit phone, TV and video games companies.
Another fatality of the growing chip shortage