Ford Ensures F-Series Deliveries Despite Fire at Parts Supplier

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Blue Oval says it is working to mitigate U.S. production losses after May 2 fire and promises ‘any impacts will be short term.’

Ford Motor Company is working with its supply base to offset impacts of a fire that occurred at one of the company’s suppliers last week and is affecting the production of certain vehicles, due to a shortage of die-cast components.

“This is a fluid situation, but we are working closely with our supplier partners to do everything we can to limit the impact on our production,” says Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of Global Operations. “It’s a full team effort and we’re confident that any impacts will be short term. The good news is we have strong inventories of our best-selling F-Series pickups and other vehicles, and customers won’t have a problem finding the model they want.”


‘It’s a full team effort and any impacts will be short term.’


Current impacts from the supply shortage, included:

  • F-150 production is suspended at Kansas City (Missouri) Assembly Plant and will also be suspended at the Dearborn (Michigan) Truck Plant
  • Ford F-Series Super Duty production is down at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville. Ford expects Super Duty production to continue at Ohio Assembly Plant


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