“The situation on the global semiconductor market remains tense and, according to all estimates, will continue to be so in the coming months, resulting in supply bottlenecks,” a spokeswoman for Ford said in a statement.
The car maker said it planned to make up for lost production “as best we can” and would prioritize vehicles already ordered by customers.
Ford said around a third of its 15,000 workers in Cologne would be put on shortened working hours from May 3 until June 18 and June 30 to July 9. It said production would restart on Aug. 16 after the subsequent plant holiday.
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