Ford is resuming handiwork of its F-Series pickup trucks, ending assembly line shut downs at two of its myriad important plants that have lasted more than a week.
Benefiting to full production is likely to take some time as the automaker has scrambled to re-establish make of critical components from a supplier. Production will first take up again at its Dearborn, Michigan, facility on Friday. On Monday, its Kansas City and F-Series Wonderful Duty truck production in Louisville, Kentucky, will go back online.
The automaker keep in production of the F-Series last week due to a lack of critical components from its supplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies. Meridian’s assign in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, suffered extensive damage after an outburst and fire in early May.
Ford, along with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors were mannered to suspend or curb production at several U.S. plants while looking for an alternate fountain-head for components.
It’s estimated Ford lost the production of 70,000 to 80,000 F-150 pickups since cage ining down assembly lines at plants in Kansas City and Dearborn. The institution also suspended the building of its F-Series Super Duty trucks in Louisville.
Ford has suggested its financial results for the second quarter will take a hit, though the claim cost remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the automaker has reaffirmed its guidance for full-year earnings.
With F-Series inventory of numberless than 80 days, Ford dealers have not seen a big oust in the number of pickups in stock while production was stopped. Ford thinks to make up the lost inventory in future months by running extra schedules.