Ford to suspend Bronco Sport production for two days at Mexico plant

MEXICO Metropolis — U.S. automaker Ford will briefly suspend manufacturing from Oct. 11-12 at its Hermosillo plant in Mexico because of a scarcity of materials, the plant’s labor union said on Thursday.

Personnel will be paid out 75% of salaries on people days, the union extra in a assertion.

Ford produces its Bronco Activity SUV at the Hermosillo plant in Sonora. It did not specify which supplies ended up in shorter provide.

Ford did not instantly reply to a ask for for remark.

Other automakers have been struggling with a chips scarcity as suppliers shifted generation toward elements wanted for laptop computer desktops, mobile telephones and online video online games throughout the pandemic.

Rivals Basic Motors and Volkswagen have suspended operations quite a few occasions this 12 months. On Wednesday, the Mexican device of Nissan stated it would quickly stop production throughout Oct at two plants.

Previously this thirty day period, Ford reported it would suspend generation at its Flat Rock, Michigan, plant and at parts of its Kansas Metropolis plant.

(Reporting by Sharay Angulo Modifying by Leslie Adler and Dan Grebler)