Ford eyes production restart after Tshwane pylon collapse
The collapse of 132KV powerlines onto the N4 highway in Tshwane resulted in widespread power outages, including in the Waltloo area, where the Ford Plant is located. The plant was forced to close for two days, causing an output loss of 720 vehicles per day and impacting the company’s finances as reported by Jacarandafm.
Power was restored via a back feed on Tuesday, and the plant hopes to resume production on Thursday.
The plant produces Ford Ranger and VW Amarok models for customers worldwide, including America, Europe, Korea, Africa, and the Middle East.
However, the high energy usage of some systems has caused concern, and the company is slowly bringing them back online.
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