The American car group Ford Motor will shut down production of the Ford Focus in Saarlouis, Germany, for a full month due to a lack of chips.
Other companies have also had to interrupt production temporarily due to a shortage of chips for cars.
Ford’s plant in Saarlouis in western Germany employs about 5,000 people. Production will be shut down for a month from Monday. Previously, Ford had to shut down a factory in the United States due to a shortage of semiconductors.
Other car companies such as Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi and Daimler face the same problems.
Due to the strong demand for chips for smartphones, laptops and game consoles, for example, because many people have to stay at home due to corona, chip companies can supply enough to the car sector.
There are also distribution problems due to the stricter lockdowns.