Ford have announced that the order bank for all of their Commercial Vehicles, excluding E-Transit, has been closed with immediate effect starting 22nd March 2022. This temporary closure will enable Ford to review emerging supply and production challenges to ensure their lead time guidance is realistic.
Ford will continue to monitor the situation but intend to reopen the order banks from 1st May 2022. Dealers will still be able to take orders for E-Transit during this period of closure. Please note that the Transit and Tourneo Custom Plug in Hybrid (PHEV) order bank will not reopen as Ford will cease production of these variants from June 2022. All current sold orders will be built out.
The closure of Ford’s Commercial Vehicle order bank follows a number of unprecedented actions recently taken by motor vehicle manufacturers, to tackle ongoing supply issues affecting the motor industry. Brexit, Covid-19, rising material costs and shortages in addition to the global shortage of semi-conductors have adversely affected vehicle production globally the past 12 months, and further disruption to production is anticipated as a result of the conflict happening in Ukraine.
If you wish to find out more about current circumstances, please click HERE, and one of our regional Business Development Managers will be happy to discuss how your organisation can mitigate the risk these supply issues present to your operation.
As always, we are happy to discuss appropriate timelines with you should you have upcoming fleet requirements, and endeavour to assist members with temporary vehicle provision should we be able to source it via our contracts. Our team can be reached on 01954 250517 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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