Ford suspends Operations at Some of its Assembly Plants Citing Chip Shortage

United States automotive manufacturer Ford Motors Co. (F) has announced that it will continue suspending operations at some of its assembly plants this week courtesy of the global chip shortage which is now turning into a major problem especially in the automotive industry.

Fords spokeswoman, Kelli Felker, says the company will suspend production at its Ohio Assembly Plant, and also the production line for the Transit van at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.

In addition, Felker said going forward the company will operate with trimmed shifts at its Kentucky Truck, Chicago and Dearborn (Michigan) Truck assembly plants.

Less than a week ago, the company suspended or cut production activities at eight of its plant in North America due to the global semiconductor shortage.

The company had initially announced that the current quarter will go down as its lowest point for vehicle production due to the chip shortage.

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