Changan Ford

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Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd.
Joint venture
IndustryAutomotive
PredecessorChangan Ford Mazda
HeadquartersChongqing, China
Area served
China
Key people
Nigel Harris (President and CEO)
He Chaobing (Executive Vice President)
ProductsAutomobiles
OwnerChangan Automobile (50%)
Ford Motor Company (50%)
Number of employees
23,000

Changan Ford (officially Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd.) is an automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Chongqing, China and a 50:50 joint venture between Changan Automobile and Ford Motor Company. The company's principal activity is the manufacture of Ford brand passenger cars for the Chinese market. The company was formed in Dec. 2012 after the decision to restructure Changan Ford Mazda, whereby Ford and Mazda agreed to work with Changan as separate joint ventures.[1] Currently, Changan Ford's entire production base is the largest manufacturing location outside Detroit, Michigan for Ford.[2] It has plants in Chongqing, Hangzhou & Harbin.

History[edit]

In late 2012, China approved division of the Changan Ford Mazda joint venture 50-50 into separate Ford and Mazda components.[3]

In 2013, Changan Ford opened a new engine plant in Chongqing with an investment of $500 million USD.[4]

On Jun. 18, 2014, Changan Ford opened its transmission plant in Chongqing with an investment of $350 million USD. This is the first transmission plant for Ford in the Asia-Pacific region.[5]

In 2015, Changan Ford acquired Harbin Hafei Automobile Group Co, a subsidiary of Chongqing Changan's parent company, for $1.1 billion USD.[6] After factory upgrades, vehicle production started in the second half of 2016.

Products[edit]

Ford Taurus

Ford Mondeo

Ford Focus

Ford Escort

Ford Edge

Ford Kuga

Ford EcoSport

Former Products[edit]

Ford Fiesta

Ford S-Max

Gallery[edit]

Sales[edit]

Calendar year Total sales
2012 418,500[7]
2013 678,950[8]
2014 801,603[9]
2015 836,425[10]
2016 957,495[11]
2017 826,740[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-mazda-china-idUSBRE8AT0N220121130
  2. ^ 杨帆. "Changan Ford commissions third China plant". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  3. ^ "Restructure of Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Approved". Mazda. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  4. ^ "www.reliableplant.com/Read/26742/Ford-engine-plant-China".
  5. ^ "Ford Unveils New Transmission Plant in China".
  6. ^ "Ford China joint venture acquires factory in $1.1 bln deal". Reuters. 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  7. ^ http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/11/ford-sales-in-china-up-21-in-2012-43-in-dec-alone/
  8. ^ http://chinaautoweb.com/auto-companies/changan-ford/
  9. ^ http://chinaautoweb.com/2015/01/2014-passenger-car-sales-by-brand/
  10. ^ http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-ford-sells-11m-vehicles-in-china-in-2015-sets-new-record-2016-1
  11. ^ https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2017/01/06/ford-sales-china/96240190/
  12. ^ http://shareholder.ford.com/~/media/Files/F/Ford-IR-V2/events-and-presentations/2018/ford-sold-nearly-1200000-vehicles-in-china-in-2017.pdf

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