Stellantis Minivan production is halted for 2 weeks because of chip Manufacture shortage

Due to the continuing global shortage in semiconductors, Stellantis’ minivan production has been stopped at Windsor, Ont.

According to hourly worker unions, the plant will close for the week of Sept. 6 and Aug. 30, according to their website.

Unifor Local 444 President Dave Cassidy stated that “this chip issue was a disaster; extremely frustrating” in an update posted to the official Facebook page.

Stellantis, who had been idle almost every day since March 29, resumed normal production at the factory in July 5.

Although the plant was able to resume operation on May 31st, it wasn’t at its full potential.

The automaker stated that even though it resumed two-shift operations on July 5, they still release schedules on a weekly basis.

For the regularly scheduled summer shutdown, the plant was down for two weeks between Aug. 16-23.

The company released a Monday statement stating that Stellantis will continue to collaborate with its suppliers in order to reduce the manufacturing impact of the supply chain problems facing the industry.

The Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid are built by approximately 4,500 workers, most of whom are Unifor members.

AutoForecast Solutions (AFS) has released the most recent estimate that the shortage of microchips cost North American automakers an estimated 2.1 million units in North America, during the week ending Aug. 23.

AFS claims that automakers saw nearly 7 million cars removed from their global production plans because of the shortage. The firm expects to see 8.1 million less production by the end of the crisis.

Stellantis is the latest Canadian automaker to cease production.

Last week, Ford announced that its Oakville Assembly Plant, Oakville, Ont. and Kansas City Assembly Plant, Missouri would be closed for the week ending August 30. Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant, Michigan, will only be open for one week.

Oakville produces the Ford Edge crossovers and Lincoln Nautilus crossovers. Dearborn and Kansas City are the factories that produce F-150.

Publié Mon, 30 August 2021 at 17:26:06 +0000

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