Stellantis to stop production in Mexico
TOLUCA – According to Reuters, the Stellantis plant in Toluca will suspend operations from June 7 until further notice, due to semiconductor shortages.
During 2021, chip shortages have hit the automotive industry causing several assembly plants to temporarily and gradually suspend production.
Among the brands affected are General Motors, Honda, Volkswagen Group, which integrates Audi, Stellantis (formed by FCA and Peugeot).
Alberto Bustamante García, director of Foreign Trade and Standardization of the National Auto Parts Industry (INA), said that North America is the region with the greatest impact due to the semiconductor shortage in the world, with 31% of a total of 2,504,949 vehicles that have not been assembled during the first quarter of 2021.
On the other hand, the United States has stopped producing 478,197 units, which represents 62% of the semiconductor shortage impact, followed by Canada with 154,511 vehicles (20%); while Mexico has stopped assembling 135,845 cars (18%).
Source: Cluster Industrial