Ford Motor Co has decided to halt car production at its plant in Spain for nine days in November pertaining to low demand.
A company spokesperson stated that it would also be pausing its engine production for a span of 13 days in November. Part of the engines that are manufactured at the Spanish plants are shipped to Canada for assembly of its Edge models.
This shut down comes a few days after the companies announced a three-day halt in its productions in October. Over 7,500 workers are currently employed at the plant in Almussafes near Valencia.
Reports suggest that the factory builds about 1,840 cars a day. The cars which are produced in the plant include the Mondeo midsize sedan, S-Max and Galaxy large minivans, Kuga utility, Tourneo Connect van and Transit Connect van.
However, Spain is not the only turf where Ford is having difficulties in pitching. The American auto giant recently reported a 37 percent of earnings decline in China.
Ford recently hinted at revoking the 8 percent profit margin target due to its challenges in the overseas market as well as higher costs and uncertainty clouding the entire auto industry.
In order to turn the tables, Ford sealed the power vacuum in its China by appointing a new CEO. Apart from that, the company is also planning on pushing its operations in China as a standalone unit.