Automaker Ford temporarily halts tapes in two plants due to a shortage of chips

Automaker Ford temporarily halts tapes in two plants due to a shortage of chips

Automaker Ford temporarily halts tapes in two plants due to a shortage of chips

The global shortage of chips is forcing the US auto company to temporarily stop production. The tapes would be stopped for a short time in the plants in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and in Cologne, the company said. In addition, certain missing parts are initially left out in the production of two models. These vehicles would then be put aside until the parts were available and could be installed. These are the two highly profitable models F-150, a pick-up, and the SUV Edge. There are thousands of affected vehicles, said a spokeswoman. In addition to chips, other components were also missing because of the winter storm.

In the Cologne plant, where the Fiesta is being built, the conveyor belts stood still from March 1st to March 16th. According to the company, work will also rest there on March 22nd. In Louisville, some shifts are being removed. The cost of halting production is already included in the automaker’s forecast that the chip shortage could cut profits by $ 2.5 billion this year.

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