Harley’s Lifting Their Manufacturing Freeze June sixth


In an fascinating twist of occasions, Harley-Davidson has simply launched to the Milwaukee Enterprise Journal (or Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) that the corporate’s manufacturing facility freeze is lifting in three brief days. 

The model’s manufacturing freeze on Might twenty fourth was purportedly because of an unknown ‘regulatory compliance matter’ that spanned Harley’s complete international plant community, with manufacturing halted in any respect plant places; the 2 in Wisconsin, in Menomonee Falls and Tomahawk (together with “car operations plant in York, Pennsylvania, and meeting vegetation in Brazil and Thailand”).

A feminine labored in a Harley-Davidson manufacturing plant meeting line. Photograph courtesy of Final Motorcycling.

Harley’s prone to pay dearly for the pause in manufacturing; so what’s the estimate of funds misplaced within the chaos?

“The plant shutdowns add to new-motorcycle stock shortages at Harley-Davidson dealerships that began throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the supply-chain disaster,” muses the report. 

“Harley has probably misplaced floor on the manufacturing of round 9,000 bikes…that equates to roughly $170 million of cargo income, in line with Baird estimates.”

A lineup of Harley engines. Photo courtesy of Asphalt & Rubber.
A lineup of Harley engines. Photograph courtesy of Asphalt & Rubber.

We’re advised that Harley hasn’t submitted something – updates or in any other case – to the U.S. Securities or Change Fee, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s makes an attempt to discover a cause for the shutdown had been met with radio silence…for now. 

A Harley bike in an assembly line. Photo courtesy of RideApart.
A Harley bike in an meeting line. Photograph courtesy of RideApart.

Keep tuned for updates, as Harley will ultimately have to interrupt their silence on what went sideways.

With the LiveWire meeting purportedly unaffected by the difficulty, your guess is pretty much as good as ours as to which petrol-powered half went screwy.

A female production worker tackling the assembly of a Harley bike. Photo courtesy of Visit Milwaukee.
A feminine manufacturing employee tackling the meeting of a Harley bike. Photograph courtesy of Go to Milwaukee.

What do you suppose went fallacious with Harley’s manufacturing? Drop a remark letting us know what you suppose (we love listening to from you), and as all the time – keep protected on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from WPR, Asphalt & Rubber, Go to Milwaukee, RideApart and Final Motorcycling*



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