Ford will Stop 2 Days Production in Hermosillo will Pay Salaries at 75%

Ford will stop production on Monday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 12 at the Hermosillo plant, where it manufactures the Bronco Sport SUV.

The Mexican unit of the US automaker Ford will suspend both production shifts at its Hermosillo, Sonora plant for two days in October due to a lack of materials, according to a document released by the company’s union on Thursday.

With the announcement, Mexico joins the stoppages announced last week by Ford at its Flat Rock plant in Michigan and the suspension of Transit production at its Kansas City plant in Missouri, where it said it would continue to manufacture its F-150s. The trucking plant in Kentucky is operating one shift, according to the firm.

“Production stoppage is reported on Monday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 12 in both shifts (…) due to the lack of material,” said the statement published by the union, adding that 75% of the amount will be paid on those days. salaries. At the Hermosillo plant in Sonora, Ford produces its Bronco Sport SUV.

Although the statement does not specify if it is a lack of semiconductors, the strike is carried out when the automotive industry faces a global shortage of chips, after their manufacturers dedicated the production of these towards laptops, cell phones and video games during the pandemic.

Manufacturers such as General Motors and Volkswagen have suspended operations several times this year. On the eve, Nissan Mexicana reported that it will make temporary stoppages for several days in October at two local plants, due to failures in the supply of parts related to the chips.

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