• Ford bevestigt de productie van een tweede voertuig in assemblagefabriek in Roemenië: het nieuwe model is een aanvulling op de huidige Ford EcoSport en 1.0-liter EcoBoost-motor
  • Ford investeert maximaal €200 miljoen in de faciliteit; er is bijna € 1,5 miljard geïnvesteerd sinds 2008
  • Naar verwachting zullen er ongeveer 1.500 banen worden gecreëerd, waardoor het personeelsbestand van de Fordfabriek in Craiova op 5.900 komt

Ford bevestigde vandaag dat het tot 200 miljoen euro investeert en 1.500 extra banen toevoegt om een tweede model te produceren in de assemblagefabriek in Craiova, Roemenië. Lees verder

Het nieuwe model is een aanvulling op de huidige productie van de EcoSport SUV en de 1.0 EcoBoost motor die momenteel in Craiova gebouwd wordt. Het model en de startdatum voor de productie worden binnenkort gecommuniceerd.

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“This new investment will add to our evolving line-up of exciting new models manufactured in Europe and continues the transformation of our Craiova facility,” said Steven Armstrong, president and CEO, Ford of Europe, Middle East & Africa. “The addition of this second vehicle is a testament to the operational flexibility of our Craiova plant and reflects the strong partnerships we have with local suppliers and the community.”

Ford’s overall investment in its Romanian manufacturing operations – including today’s
€200 million investment announcement – is nearly €1.5 billion since acquiring the Craiova facility in 2008. Significant upgrades have recently been made to Craiova’s vehicle operations, with more than 550 robots installed at the facility to further improve efficiency and quality in the paint, trim and chassis, and body shops.

To support the new vehicle, Ford Romania expects to hire approximately 1,500 basic and skilled operators for a third shift to augment the current workforce of more than 4,400 employed at its world-class vehicle and engine assembly operations. This will bring the total workforce to approximately 5,900 employees.

The expected increase in vehicle production at Craiova places even greater importance on the ongoing discussions between Ford and the Romanian government. Investing in Craiova’s future is a sign of Ford’s trust in the Romanian government’s promises to deliver key upgrades infrastructure and logistics improvements, which are needed to maintain the global competitiveness of the Ford Craiova manufacturing operations. Any delay would significantly constrain Ford’s and its suppliers’ efforts to move increased volumes of vehicles and components.

The Craiova-built EcoSport, launched in 2017, is sold across Europe.


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PR Manager Ford Nederland B.V.
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