Ford Motor Company to invest 2.5 billion USD in Mexico

Ford is planning to invest in manufacturing Plants

Ford Motor Co. announced on Friday its plans to invest in Mexico the amount of $2.5 billion dollars in the country´s growing automotive sector.

Ford will invest $1.3 billion to expand its plant in northern Chihuahua state, where it will build two new diesel engines, with another $1.2 billion planned for a transmission plant in central Guanajuato state, the sources said on Tuesday.

Ford announced its last major investment in Mexico in 2008, $3 billion to update its Cuautitlan plant in central Mexico to produce its popular Fiesta model.

Billionaire Investment Planned for Mexico (Photo:
The investment is estimated to generate 4,000 jobs in Chihuahua . (Photo:


Ford is Mexico’s fourth-largest auto exporter, according to official industry figures, selling 108,417 units abroad during the first quarter. The majority headed to the United States. The company also has a factory in the northern state of Sonora, where it produces the Fusion subcompact and the high-end Lincoln MKZ. In recent years foreign automakers have expander their presence in Mexico, due to its cheap labor force, and the proximity to the Unites States.





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