Automotive group General Motors (GM) has announced halts in production at plants in the US, Mexico and Canada, reports Leatherbiz.
In total eight factories will close in the course of the month for two weeks each. Factories affected are plants that make pick-up trucks and SUVs; brands whose vehicles will be suffer delays include Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac.
GM said the temporary closures were necessary because of an ongoing, industry-wide shortage of semiconductors.
How this will impact automotive leather seating and interior suppliers is not yet clear.
In recent weeks, Toyota and Ford have announced production downtimes too.