Ford’s Production In India To Be Impacted By Semiconductor Shortage

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  • The company is already advancing week-long shutdown to this week at its Chennai factory
  • Ford India, which has two factories in Chennai and Sanand in Gujarat, expects the issue that is affecting the entire automotive sector to continue for at least the first half of 2021

As per media reports, the global shortage of semiconductors will impact production of US auto major Ford”s plants in India in the coming months according to a company official. The company is already advancing week-long shutdown to this week at its Chennai factory.
Ford India, which has two factories in Chennai and Sanand in Gujarat, expects the issue that is affecting the entire automotive sector to continue for at least the first half of 2021.

A Ford India spokesperson said in a statement that the global semiconductor shortage will impact vehicle production at Ford”s Chennai and Sanand plant in the coming months. The spokesperson further said that In Chennai, the company has pulled ahead a down week to this week due to a supplier part shortage connected to the global semiconductor shortage.

Continue for at least the first half of 2021

The company is working closely with suppliers to address production constraints tied to the global semiconductor shortage. It is working to prioritise key vehicle lines for production, making the most of its semiconductor allocation.

The spokesperson added that the issue is affecting the entire automotive sector and expected to continue for at least the first half of 2021.

Last month, due to the same issue of semiconductor shortage issue supplied by Bosch Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra had also stated it was expecting reduction in production and sales volume at its automotive division and in its wholly-owned subsidiary in the last quarter of the current fiscal.

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