by S_J_P » Thu May 26, 2016 10:59 am
by RVW » Thu May 26, 2016 11:42 am
by karthic180 » Sat May 28, 2016 2:37 pm
by hazzysa » Sun May 29, 2016 11:43 pm
by jeffers » Mon May 30, 2016 10:24 am
by karthic180 » Tue May 31, 2016 11:54 am
hazzysa wrote:I work in the Sunderland plant and could probably point you in the right direction.
Alot of the cars that are on the production line are already bought and paid for, they generally dont have alot of pre-made cars just sitting about for the QQ. The ones that they do have pre-made tends to be the accenta's. Lead times are getting better, sunderland is no longer the only plant producing the QQ. It's produced in 4 plants, St Petersberg, Sunderland, Valladolid in spain and there is one in China. All UK models are made in sunderland. They are moving the 1.2 basic spec QQ on to the second production line along side the Juke and the Infiniti Q30 to try and help with the demand for the car.
Usually 12 weeks is a good estimate.
As for taking 2 weeks to get to kent, that can be explained. NMUK export 80% of cars produced. Most cars when they are still just data on the computer have had their space booked onto the RORO ferry and thus the car transport trucks that take it the 10 minute journey to the port of tyne. If a car fails to be produced in time for it's slot on the ferry the company looses money on that space, the majority of the cars are taken to the port of tyne and re-distrubuted nationwide (and world wide) from there. The issue with the sunderland plant is that they can only take upto 8 cars at a time on the wagons that leave the plant, thats why they run 24/7. There is no rail transport unlike the Mini plant in oxford where it is easier, cheaper and quicker to move the cars to the port. Logistically it is a nightmare, over 510,000 cars rolls off that production line each year. It takes time to get the cars nationwide, it is the most popular x-over vehicle in the world at the minute. Every man and his dog wants one. Thats why it takes so long to get it from sunderland to kent.
by hazzysa » Tue May 31, 2016 12:44 pm
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