Ford to suspend or cut production at 8 factories due to chip shortage

Ford Motor is planning to suspend or cut production at eight of its factories in the United States, Mexico and Canada throughout next week because of chip supply constraints, Reuters news reported.
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The Detroit-based automaker earlier warned a chip shortage would lead to a decline to vehicle volume in the current quarter.

Ford Motor will suspend production at factories in Michigan, Chicago and in Cuautitlan, Mexico. In Kansas City, production of its F-150 pickup trucks will be idled while one shift will run for production of its Transit vans.

Ford Motor will also run a single shift or a reduced schedule at its factories in Dearborn, Kentucky and Louisville, while removing overtime at its Oakville factory in Canada.

All changes will be in place for the week beginning Feb. 7.

The automaker earlier forecast a slower recovery in 2022 vehicle production than rival General Motors. However, Ford Motor said it expected vehicle volume to improve significantly in the second half.

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