Stellantis has extended downtime at its minivan plant in Ontario due to supply chain issues, the automaker said Friday.
The Windsor Assembly Plant was to resume production Jan. 24, but that output will remain stalled for at least another week.
“Stellantis continues to work closely with our suppliers to mitigate the manufacturing impacts caused by the various supply chain issues facing our industry,” spokeswoman LouAnn Gosselin said in a statement. “Due to the unprecedented global microchip shortage, production at the Windsor Assembly Plant will be down the week of Jan. 24.”
Production had been halted for weeks in order for the automaker “to align production with global sales,” Gosselin previously told Automotive News Canada.
Stellantis employs about 4,500 people on two shifts at the plant, but a shift is scheduled to be cut in Windsor this spring.
Windsor assembly employees build the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. They also build the Chrysler Grand Caravan for the Canadian market and the Chrysler Voyager for fleets in the United States.
The automaker sold 4,505 Pacificas in Canada last year, up from 2,733 in 2020. Stellantis sold 2,721 Chrysler Grand Caravans in 2021, up from the 27 it sold the year before.