Ford Motor Business introduced yesterday that several of its factories in the United States are likely to shut down for a couple weeks in July and August, as the world-wide microchip lack proceeds to engage in havoc with automakers’ creation schedules.
Back again in April, Ford stated that the absence of obtainable semiconductors could expense the enterprise $2.five billion USD this calendar year, and as significantly as halve vehicle creation during the second quarter of 2021. Evidently, the difficulties are continuing into Q3. And retaining creation likely when crucial elements are in limited source is proving a massive problem for carmakers:
“When we continue to manufacture new motor vehicles, we are prioritizing completing our customers’ motor vehicles that were being assembled without certain parts thanks to the field-huge semiconductor lack.”
– Ford statement
Ford’s Chicago assembly plant is the place the Explorer SUV is designed, and it will go darkish concerning July five and 26. The subsequent week, commencing August 2, the plant will operate only two shifts.
Not even the company’s undisputed cash-cow, the F-150, is safe and sound from the consequences of the chip lack. Ford stated it is idling the creation line for that product at its plant in Kansas City, Missouri for two weeks in July.
Considered perhaps the new, highly-predicted Ford Bronco would be safe and sound? Assume once again. When Ford’s Michigan assembly plant a short while ago started transport the SUV out to eager buyers, that assembly line will also shut down for two weeks in July. In its circumstance, the slowdown is thanks to a lack of other parts, and not connected to the chip lack.