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News GM Extends Ingersoll ON Production Stop Through April

GM Extends Ingersoll ON Production Stop Through April

No chips for CAMI

  • GM prioritising trucks during ongoing computer chip shortage

  • CAMI plant closed through mid-April at least


General Motors has just announced that its production shutdowns related to an ongoing semiconductor shortage have been extended. Some of the closures will continue into at least May, while GM Canada’s CAMI facility will continue to be impacted.

A shortage of semiconductor chips used in nearly every form of electronics has been ongoing for months. Production supply issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with increased demand for personal electronics, have lead to far-reaching chip shortages and those have been affecting automakers increasingly over the last few months.

Honda, Ford, GM, and Stellantis are among the automakers who have reported production issues caused by the parts shortage, and now GM’s latest announcement shows the problem isn’t going to disappear soon.

GM first announced a production stoppage and layoffs at the beginning of February, affecting its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, ON, as well as a plant in Kansas and one in Mexico. Originally expected to last a week, GM later extended it through mid-March.

Yesterday, GM announced that the CAMI shutdown, the factory that is home to the Chevrolet Equinox and is expected to produce GM’s Brightdrop electric delivery vehicles, will extend to “at least mid-April.” A GM plant in Brazil will take downtime in April and May, joining the list of closed plants.

The shutdowns impact car and crossover production, and GM says production of its full-size trucks and SUVs, models offering the largest profit margins and highest sales volumes, have not been affected. GM says it is continuing to work with suppliers to find a solution to the semiconductor shortage.

 

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