Stellantis hit pickups, Ford cuts production due to global semiconductor shortage

PHOTO FILE: The Ford logo is pictured at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS / Wolfgang Rattay

DETROIT (Reuters) – The impact of the global semiconductor shortage on the automotive industry spread on Saturday, as Stellantis said it will partially accumulate and complete its profitable Ram construction trucks at plants in America that North, while Ford Motor Co. said it would cut further production in the United States next week.

Stellantis said it will build and maintain for the final assembly of the Ram 1500 Classic trucks at the Warren, Michigan, and Saltillo, Mexico collection plants. When dumps are available, the vehicles are completed and sent to dealers.

Ford said it will disregard their assembly point in Ohio, while the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville will only operate two of three motions. Both plants will return to full production the week of March 29th.

The U.S. automaker said the latest action is part of a previous forecast it made that the 2021 profit shortfall could hit $ 1 bln to $ 2.5 bln.

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