MEXICO – General Motors, the parent company of brands such as Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac, announced that it will temporarily stop production at eight of its plants in North America due to the shortage of semiconductors in the automotive industry worldwide.
General Motors informed that the plants that will stop production due to the lack of semiconductors in Mexico will be in Guanajuato and San Luis Potosí. The first plant will stop production for one week starting on September.
Other plants that will also shut down are Fort Wayne, Indiana; Wentzville, Missouri; Spring Hill, Tennessee; and the historic production line in Lansing, Michigan, all located in the United States. The brand will also stop production at CAMI Assembly in Canada, where the Equinox SUV is assembled.
This is the second temporary shutdown since the semiconductor shortage began in 2021 and will affect Chevy Silverado, Cheyenne, Traverse, Equinox and Express models; GMC Acadia, Sierra, Savana, Terrain and Canyon; Buick Enclave; and Cadillac XT5 and XT6.
This new logistics disruption is due to the Delta variant of COVID-19, which has hit Southeast Asia, the region that produces semiconductors, hard and the region has been forced to close some of its plants, cutting semiconductor production.
Source: Cluster Industrial