Echoing the statements of automotive suppliers and manufacturers on the current shortage of semiconductors at global level, ACEM has taken steps to voice its members’ concerns on the situation as well as to highlight the strategic importance of semiconductors for the motorcycle industry too.
In a letter recently addressed to EU Commissioner Thierry Breton, ACEM calls on the European Commission to support current and future endeavours to obtain additional supplies of semiconductors for the whole automotive sector, including the motorcycle segment.
ACEM Secretary General Antonio Perlot took the opportunity to salute the European Commission’s active work towards a more localised production of strategic components in the EU, while underlining that the medium/long term vision would not address the current urgency and short‐term supply problem the industry is facing today. ACEM trusts that the European Commission will continue to engage with its regional counterparts in the coming weeks and months. It is now crucial to rapidly secure the usual flow of components needed to support the industry on the path towards achieving the EU’s ambitions set in the Green Deal.