Ford to close Australian plants for a week due to supplier woes


CANBERRA, April 26 (Reuters) - The Australian arm of Ford Motor said it will close its operations for almost one week, after a parts supplier was put into administration over rent dispute. About 1,800 workers would be stood down at two plants in the state of Victoria, and production would cease at the close of business on Thursday and would not resume until next Wednesday, a Ford spokeswoman said. "We won't be producing cars on Friday, Monday or Tuesday," she said. "Obviously the whole ...

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