Ford To Halt Production At Spanish Plant For Nine Days Due To Low Demand

Ford will halt production at its Almussafes plant in eastern Spain for nine days in November due to a drop in demand for some of its vehicles.

Speaking with Reuters, a spokesperson from the automaker revealed that engine production at the facility will also be suspended for 13 days next month. Many of the engines built by Ford in Spain are sent to Canada for use in the Edge SUV.

The site, found near Valencia, builds the Ford Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy, Kuga SUV, and the Tourneo Connect and Transit Connect vans. At the latest count, it employed roughly 7500 workers.

This latest pause in production comes after a 3 day factory shutdown earlier this month.

Ford hasn’t said which markets are responsible for decreased demand for some of its models. However, the company is far from the only one in the industry experiencing a decrease in demand. Earlier this week, Jaguar Land Rover announced that it was pausing production at one of its facilities in the UK due to falling demand for its vehicles in China.

A temporary pause in production at its Spanish facility is unlikely to do Ford much harm in the long run. What will shake up the company’s future more significantly is its ongoing plans to kill off almost everything besides SUVs for its range in the United States.

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  • Car companies will come to regret their China-centric auto strategies. China is sitting on a huge bubble that’s about to pop.

    • pxsupply

      You could say that this is the case for the US auto market too, given that car loans represent more than $1.1 trillion dollars now.

      • China has much more serious problems than auto loans, huge real estate bubble.

        • pxsupply

          Maybe so, but we have so many problems here. A debt that is killing us. More than 20 Trillion and counting. Find it strange that Americans are not focusing on this what so ever. We have government after government that are spending way more than they are taking in.

          • Sure but we have weathered ours. I recently saw a video on China’s ghost cities, poor new housing construction,etc., all built speculatively in nature. The CCP cannot totally control market forces.

      • S3XY

        And?… So?

    • Toss

      Possible. But Ford’s Mondeo and Kuga are outdated and Ecosport is really ugly and not worth a name with Eco and Sport in the same word. What was in their heads?

  • StrangerGP

    Can’t say I’m surprised. Current Mondeo looks more like a facelift of the previous generation and both S-Max and Galaxy are from a dying family of minivans.

  • ksegg
  • S3XY

    No one wants a Bord

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