gave | Monday, May 03, 2021 – 17:36 | Last Updated: 03 05 2021 – 17:42
According to the breaking news; US Ford stopped production in Cologne due to the chip crisis that affected the world and hit the automobile industry in particular. The giant company had previously stopped its production in the USA.
US-based automotive manufacturer Ford stopped production at its factory in Cologne, Germany, due to the ongoing chip crisis at a global level.
The factory workers will work in short shifts between 3 May and 18 June, and between 30 June and 9 July, according to a report published on Monday, citing sources from the Bild newspaper. In the meantime, the factory will be completely closed. According to the report, it is expected to pass in August in normal working order at the Ford plant in Cologne.
Ford had previously stopped production in many of its factories in the USA for the same reasons. These developments were reflected in the company’s first quarter balance sheet and a loss of value was experienced in its shares.
Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems, a US-based multinational network technologies company, said in the last week of April that the globally effective chip shortage will last six months in the short term, and the capacity increase efforts of manufacturing companies continue.
Answering the questions of the BBC, Robbins emphasized that with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, chip users are predicted to experience a general shrinkage, as many chip users like themselves make their projections on this basis, chip manufacturers have also reduced their production and He said that demand increased despite the decrease projections.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, one of the US-based electric vehicle manufacturers, emphasized that the semiconductor shortage on the global level is a big problem.
In a statement, Musk announced that despite all these problems, Tesla Model S distributions will likely begin within the next month. Accordingly, “high capacity production” of Tesla’s new model will start in the third quarter of this year and mass production will start in 2022.