Ford Motor Company will stop production at its manufacturing sites in Brazil – Camaçari (BA), Taubaté (SP) and Troller’s plant in Horizonte (Ceará) – and at the Pacheco plant in Argentina, in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus in South America.
Effective from 23 March in Brazil and 25 March in Argentina, this action “adjusts the production volumes to the lower consumer demand due to this unprecedented situation.” (Ford Motor Maxes Out Lines of Credit)
In Brazil, the temporary suspension at the Camaçari (BA), Taubaté (SP) and Troller’s plants in Horizonte (CE) will be effective from March 23. The plants are scheduled to restart on April 13, and Camaçari will resume operations working from three to two shifts. In Argentina, production at the Pacheco plant will be halted from March 25, and operations are scheduled to restart on April 6.