Ford to Cut F-150 Production in Kansas City This Week
March 1, 2022—Ford Motor Co. on Friday said it would temporarily halt F-150 production at its Kansas City facility this week.
According to a report from The Detroit News, the cut comes as a result of the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage. F-150 production will also be reduced to one shift at the automaker's Louisville plant.
Consulting firm AlixPartners reports that the automotive industry lost around 8.2 million units last year due to the shortage, though it anticipates this year's production to be higher. Projections from Ford echo that sentiment: Company executives expect production volumes to increase anywhere between 10 and 15 percent this year.
The shortage is still affecting automakers, but experts anticipate production to ramp up significantly in the second half of this year.