The global semiconductor shortage continues to impact the automotive industry, with Ford Motor Co. announcing it will temporarily halt production at some North American plants due to the chip shortage. According to the company, the production disruption will impact approximately 15% of Ford’s North American assembly plants.
“We continue working closely with suppliers to address potential production constraints tied to the global semiconductor shortage,” the company said in a statement.
Ford has not released which models will be affected or how long the production halts will last, but the automaker noted it will prioritize building its most profitable vehicles.
The chip shortage has affected a range of industries worldwide, including automotive, consumer electronics, and home appliances. With the ongoing supply chain issues, analysts predict the chip shortage could last until 2023.