Ford will be idling a plant in Genk, Belgium due to part shortages from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Todd Nissen, Ford spokesman said the plant would be closed starting April 4th. The will be the first plant that Ford idles due to the tsunami catastrophe in Japan.
“We didn’t run short of parts, but if we can find things to do to conserve parts it certainly makes sense to do that,” he said.
The Genk, Belgium plant builds the Mondeo sedan as well as the Galaxy and S-Max minivans. No word yet on when production would resume.
Source: Detroit Free Press