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if the ribbons were still at Ford in Cologne, this was often a good news in the past. Because either were summer holidays and the Ford people in sunny holidays, or it was Christmas. Otherwise, there was basically not to think about standing tapes.

Ein Bild aus besseren Zeiten. Denn bis mindestens Ende Oktober läuft in Köln bei Ford kein einziges Auto vom Band © Dpa Oliver Berg An image for better times. Because until at least the end of October is running in Cologne at Ford, not a single car from the band Köln's industrial heart beats no more

who passes at the Ford plant today in Nichehl feels more spooky in the silence. The parking spaces in front of the halls, where otherwise a number of new fiesta runs per day, are leash. The Ford works, the largest private employer with 17 000 employees, are Cologne's industrial heart. And that does not beat that anymore.

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as Ford at the beginning of March this year for the first time because of Chipmangels stopped production in Cologne, that was at best as a curiosity. Two weeks should take the pause. Given Corona, a steady freighter in the Suezkanal and some factory failures, the bottleneck at semiconductors still saw as a singular problem. But that was not. There were many months of construction break with interruptions. The message "Ford must stop production" repeated a good half a dozen times.

The losses carries the whole region

The consequences are fatal. Ford does not want to talk about numbers, neither non-built cars nor losses or lost profits. But the damage is likely to be immense. Up to 1400 cars Ford usually produces per day in Cologne. Accordingly, tens of thousands of Fiesta have not been built and not sold. This burglary charges Ford's profit, as strongly. But there are also external effects. Ford will pay less trade tax with security. Up to 5,000 employees are in short-time working at a standstill. These people have less income, in turn pay less taxes and consume less. In addition, the short-time working allowance charges the social funds, and thus all of us.

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Just-in-Time production now moves

the car makers, also Ford, represent the chip deficiency like an event of force majeure. Like a storm that you have to endure, but you do not fault. But you can not leave that. The business strategy of Ford - as well as from other car evaders - is based on the idea of ​​just-in-time production, so build cars without own warehouse. The power in crisis-free times sense and saves costs. But how to currently see, it is fire in times of crisis. In addition, the question of proportionality may be submitted. Large parts - steel, sheets or car seats - to store, is certainly space-intensive and expensive. But computer chips are small as a cent vessel and retired from the current crisis regularly as bulk material. They would have been a clack.

but now Ford not only suffers from the fact that chips are in short supply, but also that others have recently come across exactly this idea, and now on their side of computer chips for even heavier times. The problem is homemade.

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I may spend much of my time hooning about in outrageously stupid supercars, but, at my core, I remain unbendingly pragmatic. Oh, I do like me some power and g-forces, but four doors are better than two; a large cargo area is preferred over a miniscule trunk; and I would never personally buy anything that consumed more than 10 litres per 100 kilometres. Put simply, space, build quality, and efficiency — not to mention comfort and reliability — will always trump power and tire size. I love the latter; I’m just not willing to sacrifice the former. Putting all those primary predilections — not to mention my secondary desires — into one vehicle is difficult.

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