Ford: Strong F-150 Inventories Lowers Impact of Production Shutdown
Officials at Ford Motor Co. said the company is working with its supply base to offset impacts of a fire that occurred at one of its suppliers last week. The fire has resulted in the company halting its F-150 production due to a shortage of die-cast components.
“This is a fluid situation, but we are working closely with our supplier partners to do everything we can to limit the impact on our production,” said Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of global operations. “It’s a full team effort and we’re confident that any impacts will be short term. The good news is we have strong inventories of our best-selling F-Series pickups and other vehicles, and customers won’t have a problem finding the model they want.”
F-150 production is currently suspended at Ford’s Kansas City assembly plant and Dearborn, Michigan truck plant. Ford F-Series Super Duty production is down at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville. Ford expects Super Duty production to continue at Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake.