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Ford Fiesta production could be paused until April 25

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Production of the Ford Fiesta at the automaker's factory in Cologne, Germany, could be halted until April 25.

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The move is in response to supply chain disruption, a Ford spokeswoman told Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News Europe.

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Workers at the factory were on short-time work last week. This will continue until Easter, Ford said.

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The Bild newspaper reported that the automaker is having difficulty sourcing some components, which are likely to include cable harnesses built in Ukraine.

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Ford has already suspended output at the plant a number of times due to a shortage of semiconductors from Asia, a problem that persists.

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The company is investing $2 billion (1.8 billion euros) into the Cologne site over the next few years to convert the factory to build battery-electric cars underpinned by Volkswagen Group's MEB platform.

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