The general view shows part of a plant’s facade after a US automaker suspended production for two days at the Mexico plant due to material shortages, in Hermosillo, Mexico, on October 11, 2021. REUTERS / Omar Gustavo Cordova / File Photo
MEXICO CITY, Oct 28 (Reuters) -The Mexican unit of the US automaker Ford will stop production from Monday to Friday of next week in both shifts of its plant in the northern city of Hermosillo due to a problem of lack of material. according to a document released by the company’s union on Thursday.
This month the American automaker suspended the operation for three days in the Sonora state complex, where the Bronco Sport SUV and since this year the Maverick pick-up are assembled, which are exported mainly to the United States.
“Production stoppage is reported from Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5 in both shifts, due to a shortage of material,” the union reported in the statement seen by Reuters, which adds that 75% of the salary will be paid for the day.
Ford Mexico did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
The brand’s plant in Cuautitlán, in central Mexico State, also stopped operations last week due to a lack of parts related to semiconductors, according to Ford’s parent company. In the complex, the automaker manufactures its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV.
The association that represents companies in the sector, AMIA, anticipated drops of up to 4.2% this year in shipments abroad and of up to 5% in manufacturing compared to 2020, mainly due to the shortage of parts related to chips.
(Report by Sharay Angulo Edited by Javier López de Lérida)