Fendt is suspending production at its Marktoberdorf tractor plant and Asbach-Bäumenheim cab factory in Germany for seven working days from April 22 2021.

The tractor manufacturer says that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, supply chains worldwide continue to be strained. They added that the third wave is affecting industry throughout Europe. As a result, volatile material inflows continue to limit the production capacities of many manufacturers, including AGCO/Fendt.

The manufacturer says that due to the complete production shut down by a major German supplier of cast components, the Fendt tractor plant network will have to briefly suspend production from 22 to 30 April 2021.

“The industry has been in a state of emergency in the area of production for a year now, partly due to complete production shut downs at suppliers or delays in transport. Of course, this also affects us as a manufacturer,” says Christoph Gröblinghoff, chair of the AGCO/Fendt management board.

“At the same time, the agricultural machinery industry worldwide is experiencing a tailwind not seen since 2011. We have full order books for Fendt tractors and will take various measures to make up for the production backlog in the coming months in order to supply our customers worldwide.”