New Ford plant to start operations in Chihuahua this November

The new facilities of the Ford plant in Chihuahua, to manufacture gasoline engines, will start operating this upcoming month of November. Exerting a US$1.1 billion investment which had been announced in 2015, the Company is going to become the largest engine manufacturer in all of Mexico, thus generating 1,200 new jobs at this new plant. Marcos Madrid, Operations Manager of the Ford plant in Chihuahua, affirmed that the building will be ready during the first trimester of 2017 and the equipment will be set by the third trimester. The Chihuahua plant currently manufactures 295,316 units of the 1-4 engine, and 179,900 diesel engines. Moreover, the total production is estimated to surpass the half million unit mark per year.