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Ford will shut down a US plant due to a global chip shortage


The auto industry is facing a global semiconductor shortage caused by the pandemic, which has forced companies to cut production, although high car prices have partially offset the impact.

According to the quoted source, last month, Ford warned that the semiconductor shortage will lead to a decrease in its production in the first quarter of 2022. In February, the company stopped production for a week at its factory in Kansas, where the F-truck is manufactured. 150, also due to the chip deficit.

Instead, production at other North American plants is unaffected, Ford said.

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General Motors (GM) will also stop production next week at its Michigan plant, where the Cadillac CT4, Cadillac CT5 and Chevrolet Camaro are produced due to a lack of components, Agerpres reports.

GM shut down production at its Indiana plant for two weeks (where the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 are produced), also due to a global semiconductor shortage.

Last week, Ford announced that vehicle production and orders in Europe were affected by the global semiconductor shortage as well as the conflict in Ukraine, Reuters reports.

The carmaker announced on March 22 that it would shut down operations at its German plants in the cities of Saarlouis and Cologne, mainly due to a global shortage of semiconductors, and will no longer take new orders for S-Max and Galaxy products. in Valencia, Spain, but the current orders will be obeyed.

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