Ford Are Expanding… Again 0

Although it really won’t spark too much interest in Europe and the UK, Ford are planning to expand again with huge investments hitting two US factories. This news comes soon after it was announced that Ford are planning to create a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico which will concentrate on Ford’s smaller vehicles.

So, Ford is investing $200 million in their Ohio assembly plant. This plant has been open since 1974 and currently employs around 1,700 people. This investment however will ensure that there will be approximately 150 more jobs added. Ford’s Ohio plant focuses mainly upon the Super Duty chassis cab and other mid-large trucks. So, it is highly unlikely that we will ever see any of this investment directly.

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The other investment however is huge in comparison to the Ohio assembly plant. Ford will be investing a huge sum of $1.4 billion into their Livonia transmission plant. Currently, the plant has a six-speed transmission for the Ford Mustang, F-150, Transit and Expedition models. The investment will therefore allow the plant to convert to a ten-speed transmission allowing for the creation of Fords next generation vehicles. This investment will therefore definitely affect us here in the UK as well as the rest of Europe. The transit is hugely popular as is the Mustang now.

It is always good to hear that a company is spending money on updating and creating factories. It allows us in the motoring world to be assured that the company is doing well, that the company needs more space to manufacture more vehicles, which means that they will still be creating and competing with rivals to create the best car that they possibly can.

With the billions of dollars Ford are investing in multiple factories this year, expect their sales to rise and to see more fords on the roads. Well maybe not UK roads, but US roads anyway…