Ford has joined the growing list of car manufacturers to announce a slowdown in production because of the difficulties involved in obtaining getting supplies of components manufactured in Japan.
Ford has revealed that the production line at its Taiwanese factory would be closed for 2 weeks.
In addition Ford’s facility in Nanjing, China and another assembly plant in South Africa will remain inoperative for a week. This is on top of the previously announced closure of its factory in Genk, Belgium where an already scheduled week of downtime was brought forward.
The world’s big car manufacturers have been facing a lack of parts due to last month’s Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami in.