Semiconductor Crisis Affects 1,900 GM Employees in Ontario

Obviously, no manufacturer and no model escapes it. Another factory is added to the long list of victims of the semiconductor shortage. This time, it was GM’s Canadian facilities that were affected, the very one where the Chevrolet Equinox.

Automakers need to start seriously stamping their feet with impatience with the ever-growing semiconductor shortage. The COVID-19 health crisis and the phenomenal increase in demand mean that the two main semiconductor producers, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Samsung Electronics Co., are literally unable to keep up with the pace necessary to maintain production. a collection of electronic products of which automobiles are now a part.

For GM, the Ingersoll facility represents the sixth plant to fall in this crisis. For the moment, activities will be at a slow pace or simply come to a complete stop at least until June 28. This is therefore a situation GM sees no way out for two months at best. Obviously, this date is flexible and totally dependent on a standardization of semiconductor production. GM confirms that there are 1,900 employees affected by this situation.

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Here is a list of other facilities as well as GM models affected by this semiconductor shortage:

1)    Spring Hill, Tennessee : Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6
2)    Lansing Delta Township, Michigan : Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse
3)    Lansing Grand River, Michigan : Cadillac CT4, Cadillac CT5, Chevrolet Camaro
4) Ramos Arizpe, Mexico: Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet Equinox
5)    Fairfax Kansa City, Kansas : Cadillac XT4, Chevrolet Malibu
6)    Ingersoll, Ontario : Chevrolet Equinox

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Semiconductors are used in many places on board a vehicle such as air bags, power windows and quite a few electrical components found on board. GM is severely affected, but is certainly not alone in this situation. Ford, Volkswagen, Honda, Toyota are also particularly affected. The problem is global in scope and could result in global auto production falling between 1.5 and 5 million vehicles if the crisis persists.

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