Japan-based automaker Nissan is halting production in three Mexican plants. The temporary work stoppages will last for several days in June.
On Friday, Nissan revealed the plan to readjust production due to the semiconductor chips shortage. In order to proceed with the plan, some plants will need to pause productions for several days.
The three Mexican plants that are scheduled to pause production are Nissan’s Aguascalientas Plant 1, Plant 2, and CIVAC plant in Morelos state. Aguascalientas Plant 1 and CIVAC plant in Morelos will stop operation for seven days in June. Meanwhile, Aguascalientas Plant 2 will only have a one day pause in the month. The company though, didn’t mention specific dates for the production stoppage.
Through a brief statement shared with Reuters, the company said, “We will continue to making adjustments to our production process in order to minimize impacts to the auto industry both locally and globally”. The company further added that it will work to recover lost production.
Nissan has become the second-biggest auto assembler in Mexico during the first quarter of this year. Just behind Nissan is General Motors, data from national statistics agency INEGI shows.