22 May 2013 19:56 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that it will increase its North American manufacturing capacity by 200,000 vehicles to meet increased demand for its cars and light trucks.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) estimates that each automobile contains an average of $3,297 (€2,571) worth of chemicals, such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), nylon, polycarbonate (PC) and others.
Ford built 2.8m vehicles in
According to the company, it is already working at near full capacity, and cutting its annual shutdown period by just one week will add 40,000 units. It also plans to speed up production at other plants to meet demand.
Ford recently said it would add a third shift to its
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