Manufacturing Global looks at how the shortage has affected manufacturers, from closers to staff cuts and shortened hours
The semiconductor shortage, which is expected to cost global manufacturers 4% of total sales for 2021, cutting US$60bn in revenue from the industry, has and continues to be a turbulent disruption for the automotive manufacturing industry.
- Ford halts production of the Focus in Germany and its SUV plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
- Honda shuts its UK factory for four days.
- Renault hopes to limit its production losses to 100,000 units or less.
- Stellantis temporarily shuts down its Windsor Assembly Plant.
- Honda suspends five of its North America production plants.
- Stellantis temporarily closes five manufacturing plants in North America.
- Ford reduces its global production by 50% in Q2, and shuts six plants in North America.
- General Motors dropped from the No.1 automaker in North America for the first time since 1998, following several shutdowns.
- Nissan expects its production to drop by 500,000 vehicles between April and September.
- Stellantis halts its production in Italy and is denied a request to issue an emergency order forcing NXP Semiconductors to provide the company with chips.
- Ford cuts its production of the Fiesta in Cologne.
- General Motors cuts its production by 278,000 units.
- Toyota halts operations at two plants in Japan.
- Jaguar Land Rover halts production at two UK plants.
- Hyundai suspends the production of semi-mid-sized SUV Tucson and the Nexo.
- Toyota suspends production in Japan.
- Nissan stops manufacturing vehicles in Kyushi and some models in Mexico.
- Jaguar Land Rover halts production in Slovakia, completing an overhaul of its supply chain to avoid further factory closures.
- Hyundai diversifies its supply chain looking to local firms for chips, and suspends production in Alabama.
- Ford limits its production at nine factories, cutting its production of the Fiesta in Cologne for a second time. The company expects its earnings to lower by US$2.5bn for 2021.
- BMW reports that 10,000 BMW and Mini brand vehicles cannot be manufactured due to chip shortages.
- Ford cuts the production volume of its Fiesta again at Cologne, as well as idling its production of the F-150 pickup.
- General Motors shuts down production at two assembly plants.
- Nissan shuts its factory in Tennessee.
- Jaguar Land Rover’s lead time for 53 models extends to over a year.
- Honda permanently closes its UK production plant after 35 years.
- Mercedes reduces optional features to minimise delays.
- Hyundai shortens its working hours due to supply issues.
- Toyota cuts production by 40% affecting 14 factories in Japan and 27 out of 28 production lines. Up to 360,000 units are expected to be lost globally.
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