Ford to cut F-150 pickup truck production due to chip shortage

2021 Ford F-150 Constrained


DETROIT — Ford Motor is at the time again chopping production of its extremely worthwhile F-150 pickup truck and two other cars subsequent week due to the ongoing world-wide scarcity of semiconductor chips.

The automaker on Thursday confirmed its Oakville Assembly Plant in Canada and Kansas Town Assembly Plant in Missouri will be down the 7 days of Aug. 30. Oakville builds the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus crossovers. Kansas Town assembles the F-150.

Ford also will reduce two of 3 shifts upcoming 7 days at its Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan, which produces the F-150.

“Our teams go on building the most of our available semiconductor allocation, acquiring special solutions to give as a lot of large-good quality autos as feasible to our dealers and customers,” the company explained in a assertion.

The Kansas Town plant was previously down this 7 days owing to the chip scarcity.

The components shortage has triggered rolling shutdowns of automotive assembly crops globally through this 12 months. Ford has been hit notably tricky by the absence of chips, losing about 50% of its prepared production in the next quarter.

The origin of the scarcity dates to early past year when Covid triggered rolling shutdowns of auto assembly vegetation. As the services shut, the wafer and chip suppliers diverted the sections to other sectors these kinds of as buyer electronics, which were not anticipated to be as harm by stay-at-dwelling orders.

The challenge is anticipated to price the international automotive sector $110 billion in profits in 2021, according to consulting agency AlixPartners.