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.