Chrysler idles its two Canadian factories; the reason: parts shortage

Posted on Friday, 3 April 2009 , 11:04:21 byEmil

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Chrysler idles its two Canadian factories; the reason: parts shortage

Chrysler have enough work already but, the Michigan-based carmaker is forced to idle 2 of its production facilities in Canada. The shutdowns that occurred at Brampton, Windsor Chrysler plants – are because of a parts shortage.

Automotive News says the parts shortage the is a result of a fight with a supplier. Chrysler shutdown the factory in Windsor – that makes the Volkswagen Routan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Country and Town – on Wednesday, being followed by the Brampton plant shuttering on Thursday. This Brampton facility builds the Dodge Charger, Challenger and the Chrysler 300 unit too.

'We have a parts shortage at one of our suppliers so we are just trying to get that resolved' Mary Gauthier - Chrysler Canada spokesperson reported to Automotive News. 'We are working on it even as we speak'. Gauthier said the supplier issue the could have the same result like in the shutdowns at the other Chrysler factories. Chrysler is trying currently to relocate the tooling right from the unnamed supplier onto another near Toronto facility.