DETROIT — General Motors announced that it would reduce output at its pickup trucks for light duty next week due to the ongoing global shortage of microchips.
On Sept. 13, the plants Fort Wayne Assembly, Indiana, and Silao Assembly, Mexico will resume production of GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. GM will finish unfinished cars at the plants during the shutdown and send them to dealers. GM also has plans for additional downtime at mid-size and crossover pickup plants.
According to GM spokesperson Dan Flores, “These latest scheduling adjustments were driven by parts shortages due to semiconductor supply constraints from foreign markets experiencing COVID 19 related restrictions.”
AutoForecast Solutions predicts that chip shortages could lead to 8.1 million cars being removed from worldwide production plans. 2.5 million are expected to be removed from North American plants.
Wentzville Assembly The Missouri plant will close Monday. Production is expected to resume on Sept. 20. Wentzville produces the Chevy Colorado pickups, GMC Canyon full-size trucks and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana commercial vans.
CAMI Assembly, Canada; San Luis Potosi Assembly, Mexico. The plants will be down for two more weeks from now through October 1. The Chevy Equinox is made by both plants. It hasn’t even been constructed since mid-August. San Luis Potosi is also responsible for the construction of GMC Terrain.
Lansing Delta Township Assembly – The Michigan plant will have two more weeks of downtime. Production is scheduled for September 20. They build the Chevy Traverse, and Buick Enclave.
Spring Hill Assembly The Tennessee plant will be closed for two weeks. Production is expected to resume Sept. 20. This plant produces the GMC Acadia, Cadillac XT5 & XT6.
Ramos Arizpe Assembly – The Mexico plant will cause two weeks’ downtime to Chevy Blazer production from Sept. 17 through 17. Equinox Production, currently inactive since August 16, will cease until Oct. 1.
Publiated at Thu, 02/09/2021 22:37.13 +0000