Ford announced it is reducing its summer shutdown in several North America plants, including six assembly plants, from the traditional two weeks to one.
It is going to be a busy summer for all of our shops making components for automotive applications.
The summer production boost is consistent with Ford’s plan to increase annual production capacity by 400,000- though the additional week is likely to only increase vehicle production by 40,000.
Why is this important to your shop?
- If you were planning on taking a shutdown to do major maintenance, you may not be able to schedule the time.
- While Ford has made the announcement, you may not see the demand jump on your latest forecast.
- Now might be a good time to review your barstock inventory, order book, and adjust accordingly.
They can’t make cars without parts… the parts you make!
Cleantechnica photo of technican at Helios inc.