Ford Will Halt Production at US Truck Plant for Week Over Chip Shortage

By Reuters
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August 19, 2021 Updated: August 19, 2021

WASHINGTON—Ford Motor Co said Wednesday it will temporarily shutter its Kansas City assembly plant that builds its best-selling F-150 pickup truck due to a semiconductor-related part shortage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

The one-week shutdown will begin Aug. 23, the second-largest U.S. automaker said, adding it will also cut a shift on Saturday. The global auto industry has been hit hard by chip shortages that have caused significant production cuts.

By David Shepardson

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