After Oyak Renault and Tofaş, Ford Otosan decided to suspend production. In the statement made to KAP, it was reported that the production will be stopped for 1 week.
The statement made to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) is as follows: 'After the Covid-2020 pandemic, which has affected the whole world since the first quarter of 19, the vehicle that has been used more intensively in the automotive sector in recent years, especially due to the increasing demands of many sectors for electronic components (microchips). There are difficulties in the supply of internal electronic components. Our main partner, Ford Motor Company, works with its global suppliers to ensure the efficient use of materials belonging to electronic components by giving priority to the solution of the problem and main production lines. As a company, the necessary planning is made with our suppliers, and the possible effects of supply shortages are minimized.
In this context, production will be suspended for 3 days from April 2021, 9 to April 2021, 6, due to the restrictions in the supply of some parts, where microchip use is intense, at our Gölcük and Yeniköy factories located in our Kocaeli campus. During this production halt, which is not expected to affect our production and sales forecasts for 2021, which has been announced to the public, efforts to rearrange maintenance and production lines in preparation for new investments will continue. "