Industries are battling with a substantial lack of semiconductors, the processors found in practically every technology in these times, from laptops to televisions and video gaming consoles.
Shutting down production for an auto maker's bestselling version is undoubtedly trouble. General Motors' particular problem with its 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, the second best-selling vehicle after the Chevrolet Silverado.
Similarly, the situation with the 2021 RAV 4, the best-selling Toyota in the USA, with the automaker having sold 430,387 units in 2020. The shutdown occurred among suppliers in the plant that went off indefinitely, ceasing manufacturing this popular crossover.
GM CAMI plant now employs 1,900 hourly workers, represented by Unifor Local 88. GM Canada spokesperson Jennifer Wright said Automotive News Canada that employees are informed of this shutdown, which can continue till June 28 or two months.
"CAMI employees were notified this morning they will remain down through at least the week of June 28; we continue to work closely with our supply base to mitigate the short-term impact and leverage every available semiconductor to build and ship our most popular and in-demand products, including full-size trucks and SUVs for our customers.:- GM Canada spokeswoman Jennifer Wright.
The worldwide semiconductor chip deficit is predicted to worsen in the coming weeks because demand doubles and the production is depleting. In its Q1 earnings report, Ford cut on its second-quarter manufacturing perspective by half and said the processor deficit could remain until 2022. Ford continues to cut down a range of production plants in recent times due to processor deficit, and GM has made efforts to protect the production of its full-scale trucks.