Stellantis will retool its plants in Windsor and Brampton, converting them to what the company described in a statement as “flexible, multi-energy vehicle assembly facilities ready to produce the electric vehicles of the future.”
Canadian automotive supply giant Magna International is building a $40-million factory in Chatham, Ont., to better serve Ford Motor Co. with much-needed battery enclosures for the new Ford F-150 Lighting electric pickup.
Nearly every Canadian automotive supplier has ceased building parts for the time being due to the ongoing blockade at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont., according to the association that represents the sector.
Stellantis confirmed that its Windsor Assembly Plant "had to short shift its first shift due to parts shortages" on Tuesday. The truckers' protest against the Canadian government's Covid policies lingered into its third day at the Detroit-Windsor bridge.