Ford Motor Company is considering shutting down production at certain plants in the US as a result of an engine shortage from production plants in Mexico, according to news reports.
In a statement to Reuters, Kumar Galhotra, president of Ford’s Americas and International Markets Group, said that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, “the State of Chihuahua in Mexico has limited employee attendance to 50 percent, a region in which we have several suppliers. With our US plants running at 100 percent, that is not sustainable. While we do not expect any impact to production next week, we are continuing to work with government officials on ways to safely and constructively resume remaining production.”
Ford did not disclose which US auto plants or vehicle lines would be affected, or a timeline for the potential shutdown in production.