HOUSTON (ICIS)–Normal Motors (GM) is idling
three vehicle vegetation and lengthening shutdowns
on two extra due to a scarcity of
semiconductors, the US-based auto producer stated
on Thursday.

A sixth plant, Wentzille Meeting in Wentzille,
Missouri, will resume manufacturing within the week of
12 April, GM stated. The plant has been down
since 29 March. It makes mid-size vans.

GM will take down its Spring Hill plant for 2
weeks beginning on 12 April. It makes the
Cadillac XT5, the Cadillac XT6 and the GMC

The Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan
will go down for the week of 19 April. It makes
the Chevrolet Traverse and the Buick Enclave.

The Ramos Meeting plant in Mexico will droop
manufacturing of the Chevrolet Blazer for one week
beginning on 19 April. The suspension is not going to
have an effect on the manufacturing of the Chevrolet Equinox
at Ramos.

The CAMI Meeting plant in Ingersoll, Ontario,
in Canada and the Fairfax Meeting plant in
Kansas will lengthen their downtown by way of the
week of 10 Might. Each have been down for the reason that
week of 8 February.

Fairfax makes the Chevrolet Malibu and the
Cadillac XT4. CAMI makes the Chevrolet Equinox.

Earlier, GM had taken down the Lansing Grand
River Meeting plant in Michigan on 15 March.
It can stay down by way of the week of 26
April. It makes the Chevrolet Camaro and the
Cadillac CT4 and CT5.

The Bupyeong 2 Meeting plant in South Korea
has been working at half capability since 8
February. It makes the Chevrolet Trax,
Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Encore.

The Gravatai plant in Rio Grande do Sul in
Brazil is taking downtime in April and Might. It
makes the Chevrolet Onix.

The shutdowns and curtailments attributable to the
semiconductor scarcity don’t have an effect on any of GMs
full-size vans or full-size sports activities utility
autos (SUVs), the corporate stated.

GM is amongst a number of auto producers which have
suspended or scaled again manufacturing due to
the chip scarcity. Others embody Ford, Honda, Nissan, Sellantis and

The automotive trade is a significant international
shopper of petrochemicals, which contributes
greater than a 3rd of the uncooked materials prices of
a median automobile.

Polymers utilized in cars embody
polypropylene (PP), polyurethanes, nylon,
acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), styrene
acrylonitrile (SAN), polycarbonate (PC) and
styrene butadiene rubber (SBR).

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