Articles tagged under: Ford

Ford transfers ownership of its Sanand and Chennai plants to Mahindra

October 01, 2019
Ford transfers ownership of its Sanand and Chennai plants to Mahindra

Automakers Ford Motor Company and Mahindra & Mahindra have signed a new agreement to create a joint venture that will develop, market and distribute Ford vehicles in India. The announcement confirms that the joint venture will see Ford transfer ownership of its Sanand and Chennai facilities to Mahindra under the new JV. Mahindra owns a 51 per cent controlling stake in the new joint venture and the remaining 49 per cent owned by Ford. While the companies will co-develop products going for...Read More

Sanand built first lot of Ford Figo cars dispatched for export from Pipavav port

August 27, 2015

Ahmedabad     Ford Motors India dispatched the first lot of its around 1300 Ford FIGO cars, built at its Sanand plant in Gujarat, for exports through the APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd) and NYK Auto Logistics (India) roll on/roll off (RORO) operations that commenced at Pipavav Port today.       The first RORO vessel (ship), m.v.Grand Dahlia, berthed at Pipavav yesterday loaded the vehicles while the officials from APM Terminals, NYK Aut...Read More

India to become world’s third largest auto manufacturer by 2020: Ford

March 29, 2015

Coimbatore India's automotive industry is expected to reach 7 million vehicles milestone by 2020, making the country the third-largest auto manufacturer in the world, behind the US and China, a top official at Ford Motor has said. The automotive sector has a direct bearing on the economy with a near 7 per cent contribution to the GDP, playing an important role in the development of other crucial sectors as well, David Dubensky, President and Managing Director, Ford Motor Private Ltd, said ...Read More

Ford India commissions car manufacturing plant at Sanand in Gujarat

March 26, 2015
Ford India commissions car manufacturing plant at Sanand in Gujarat

Ahmedabad Car manufacturing plant of Ford India was inaugurated at North Kotpura in Sanand near Ahmedabad today by state Chief Minister. Speaking at the inauguration function, Global CEO of Ford Motors Mr. Mark Fields said, "With More than 1 billion USD of investment Sanand will double our annual capacity in India to 610,000 engines and 440,000 vehicles." He added that the Operation in Sanand will be able to produce 240,000 vehicles and 270,000 engines. He said the plant will c...Read More

Inauguration of Ford India’s Sanand plant this month

March 05, 2015

Ahmedabad A new car manufacturing plant of Ford near Sanand in Gujarat will be operational this month according to sources. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel will inaugurate the plant in presence of US consulate on 26 March, sources added. The company is likely to produce New Ford Figo twins in this plant. Reports suggest the one car will be a Ford Figo hatchback and another will be a sub-4 metre sedan (unveiled as Ford Ka and Ka+ in Brazil) that is touted to replace the Ford Clas...Read More

Ford plant in Sanand likely to be operational by April

February 06, 2015

US Secretary of State at Ford plant in Sanand last month Ahmedabad According to reports, Ford's new car manufacturing plant in Gujarat's Sanand will be operational by April. The company is likely to produce New Ford Figo twins in this plant in next few months. Reports suggest the one car will be a hatchback and another will be a sedan. Ford Figo compact sedan will be launched in July, while hatchback model will set foot in the market in September. The upcoming F...Read More

John Kerry visits Ford’s Gujarat plant

January 12, 2015

Ahmedabad US Secretary of State John Kerry today visited auto major Ford India's upcoming manufacturing plant at Sanand in Gujarat that will double the company's production capacity in the country. "Ford's upcoming plant at Sanand is envisioned as a state -of-the-art facility and recently played host to Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of a visit to Gujarat," a Ford India spokesperson said in a statement. Kerry visited the plant as part of his...Read More

Two cars that are likely to be manufactured in Gujarat next year(videos)

July 17, 2014

Ahmedabad, 17 July, 2014 A delegation of Ford Motor Company today visited Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel in capital Gandhinagar. In this connection it would be interesting to note that presented in the videos here are the car models that are likely to be manufactured in Gujarat later next year by Ford company in its Sanand, Gujarat based manufacturing plant which is under construction at present. The Ka hatchback is likely to be launched in India next...Read More

Gujarat plant to be ready by end of this year:Ford India

March 21, 2014

Chennai, 21 March 2014 Ford India, the wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Ford Motor Company today said its Gujarat plant will be ready by the end of this year. "We are on target with our plans. The Gujarat plant will be ready by the end of 2014 and the first model will roll out in early 2015," Ford India president Nigel Harris told reporters in Chennai Thursday night. He said the Gujarat plant has around 1,200 workers and many of them have been transferred there...Read More

Ford lays foundation for $1 billion car factory in Sanand

March 22, 2012

Ahmedabad, 22 March 2012 Ford Motor Co. says it laid the cornerstone for a new billion dollar factory in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant will have the capacity to manufacture 240,000 cars and 270,000 engines a year when it's complete in 2014. The factory will produce cars for domestic consumers and for export. Ford's move to expand its India business comes amid slowing car sales in India. So far during the fiscal year ending in March, car sales have crept up 0.3 percent, aga...Read More

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