Ford India lays the foundation for its billion dollar Sanand factory

23/03/2012 - 07:42 | ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

Ford’s commitment to the Indian market was further bolstered yesterday when the American automaker laid the foundation stone for its new US$1 billion manufacturing facility in Sanand.

Ford Sanand Plant

High Points:

  • A huge base of 460 acre
  • The plant will churn out 240,000 new Ford vehicles and 270,000 engines per year
  • It will create 5,000 direct employment jobs and thousands of additional indirect jobs
  • 19 supplier plants in and around the main plant.
  • It will support stamping, body assembly, paint, trim and final assembly.
  • Paint shop uses eco-friendly technologies
  • On-site construction of facility commencing within five months after 2011 ground breaking ceremony
  • This completes the two billion dollars investment that was earmarked for India

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