Lack of semiconductor to hit vehicle output at Ford's Chennai, Sanand units

Shortage has affected entire auto sector, may continue for at least first half of 2021, says company; During April-December period of current fiscal, Ford's production was down 56% YoY

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Ford expects to start the Chennai plant by next week.

T E Narasimhan Chennai
US auto major Ford has said that the global semiconductor shortage will impact vehicle production at its Chennai and Sanand plants in the coming months. 

This issue is affecting the entire automotive sector and is expected to continue for at least the first half of 2021, said the company's spokesperson.

"In Chennai, we have pulled ahead the down week to this week due to the dearth of some components caused by the global semiconductor shortage," he added. The Pongal break has been extended by a week.
The company said

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First Published: Jan 18 2021 | 8:52 PM IST

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