RAMOS ARIZPE – Once again, General Motors de México will stop the production of its vehicles in the country, due to the lack of semiconductors.
The company informed that the plant located in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, will have a technical stoppage until May 24 of this year, while the assembly plant in San Luis Potosí will stop operations on May 17.
It is worth mentioning that GM surpassed Nissan in 2019 as the largest vehicle manufacturer in the country; however, the U.S. manufacturer returned to the second position during the first quarter of this year, this due to technical stoppages during February 2021.
According to INEGI data, between January and March 2021, GM assembled 163,700 vehicles, 24.6% less than in the same period of 2020, when it produced 74,560 units.
It is worth recalling that the chip shortage occurred after U.S. car factories were closed for two months at the start of the pandemic last year and orders for microprocessors were cancelled.