Ford idling 8 factories for weeks in July and August because of semiconductor deficiency

Ford is suspending production at eight North American plants for different timeframes in July and August because of the continuous semiconductor deficiency, including one that forms its top of the line F-150 pickup.

“While we continue to manufacture new vehicles, we’re prioritizing completing our customers’ vehicles that were assembled without certain parts due to the industry-wide semiconductor shortage,” the automaker said in a statement provided to Reuters.

Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant, which creates the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator, will be shut the long stretches of July 5, 12, 19 and 26 and the Kansas City Assembly Plant were some F-150s are constructed will be during the time of July 12 and 19, Reuters revealed.

As indicated by a letter got by the Detroit Free Press, the Dearborn Truck Plant, where the F-150 is additionally delivered, will drop from three to two moves the long stretches of July 12, 19 and 26; Flat Rock Assembly, which just forms the Ford Mustang, will be stood by the long stretches of July 12 and 19; the Kentucky Truck Plant that collects full-size SUVs and Super Duty trucks will close the seven day stretch of July 12 and go to two moves the long stretches of July 19, 26 and Aug 2; and the Hermosillo Mexico industrial facility that forms the hot-selling Bronco Sport minimized SUV will take vacation the long stretches of July 12 and 19.

The Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky and Oakville Assembly Complex in Canada will likewise run on a decreased timetable for a little while, which will influence yield of the Escape, Edge and Lincoln Corsair.

The Michigan Assembly Plant that forms the Ranger pickup and as of late dispatched Bronco SUV will likewise be sat the long stretches of July 5 and 26 because of a vague parts supply issue that is not identified with the semiconductor deficiency.

During its first-quarter income bring in April, Ford projected it would lose 1.1 million units of creation and $2.5 billion of every 2021 because of the different creation issues it has been managing.

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