GM Plant in Mexico Offline for Two Weeks Due to Parts Shortage
The GM Silao plant in Mexico has been offline since August 11th, GM Authority has learned. The plant is scheduled to resume production on August 28th, 2023, marking a little over two weeks of idle time. The production stoppage is the result of a parts shortage.
In a statement provided to GM Authority, a Chevy spokesperson addressed the recent production stoppage at the GM Silao plant:
“Silao Assembly production is currently down due to a temporary part shortage,” the spokesperson told GM Authority. “We anticipate regular production to resume at the plant on Monday, August 28th. GM is actively working to resolve this challenge with our supplier in order to meet high customer demand for our vehicles.”
Tthe GM Silao plant produces the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup trucks. The GM Silao plant is located in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, and spans some 26.5 million square feet. The facility first opened in 1996, and provides units of the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup trucks for North America. There are roughly 6,500 workers employed at the facility.