Ford F-150 factory suspension extended

publish_time: 2021.09.09

  According to foreign media reports, affected by the continued global chip shortage, Ford said that the downtime of its Kansas City Assembly Plant (Kansas City Assembly Plant) will be extended to the fourth week.


  F-150 (Image source: Ford)


  The company has notified employees on September 8 that both pickup trucks and vans in the plant will continue to be suspended until September 20. This factory is responsible for the production of F-150 pickups and Transit vans.


  In addition, Ford also confirmed on September 8 that the company has suspended accepting orders for the new Maverick hybrid pickup truck due to parts supply problems. A spokesperson for the company said: "Like any of our vehicles, we are constantly adjusting production plans to match demand with parts supply."


  Ford CEO Jim Farley stated at the end of August that the number of pre-orders for Maverick models has exceeded 100,000, but he did not disclose how many pre-orders have been converted into real orders. Unlike other models, in Maverick's pre-orders, Ford does not require consumers who intend to purchase the car to pay a deposit.


  It is not yet clear whether the shortage of parts and components mentioned by the company is due to a shortage of semiconductors. The current shortage of chip supply has had a serious impact on global automakers, and almost all Ford models have been affected. At present, there are about 60,000 to 70,000 cars that have not yet been assembled around the Ford plant. The company previously stated that they plan to complete most of the assembly work of the vehicles before the end of the third quarter.


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