Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ford adjusts production to the expected demand in Europe

Ford increased the tempo for the production of passenger cars in Germany, Spain, Romania and Turkey. The company said today in Cologne, with higher productivity and additional staff would be to strengthen the offensive strategy of the company in Europe. In the next three years it will take 20 completely new or revised models on the market.

In the Ford plant in Saarlouis, in which the entire Focus family is built, the production of the Ford Focus Electric comes to a battery-electric focus, which is made from late 2012. In Saarlouis will create 150 additional jobs. In Cologne in the coming year, the facelift of the current Ford Fiesta will go to the start.

There is also the end of this year, the production of the new one-liter EcoBoost engine will be started. Cologne is planning 50 new hires for the production. In Valencia, Spain, the next generation of Ford Transit and the Ford Kuga will be built. Also, all Ford C-Max are from Spain, as is the two-liter Ecobosst machine.

In Valencia, to be built several hundred new jobs. In Craiova, Romania by the start of the year 2012, new to the Ford B-Max, and another model in the B segment will be built parallel there begin the production of the one-liter EcoBoost engine. The plant will be modernized at a cost of 675 million €.

In the factory Ford Otosan in Turkey's Kocaeli a new light commercial vehicle will be produced, as are the next generation of the Ford Transit. Otosan will also assume the development of next-generation Ford Connect, which will be built in Valencia. (Ampnet / Sm)

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