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Ford: Spanish plant to pause for nine days due to low demand

Ford will halt production at its Spanish facility in Almussafes, near Valencia, for over a week next month due to a "lower demand for its vehicles". According to a new report by industry journal Automotive News Europe the Blue Oval will hit pause for nine days at the plant – which builds the Mondeo and Escape for our market – for nine days...

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