RAYONG, Thailand, Aug. 31, 2012 – Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) currently celebrates a company’s 350 millionth automobile – a Ford Focus, that is a world’s best-selling automobile for a initial half of 2012.
Ford is celebrating a prolongation miracle during a newest tellurian production trickery located in Rayong, Thailand, approximately 200 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of Bangkok. Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) plant is a $450 million facility, non-stop in May to furnish a new Focus, that also is built in 4 other countries. FTM represents a latest in Ford’s tellurian production capabilities, with new stamping presses, stretchable physique shops and robotic capabilities that capacitate it to furnish adult to 6 opposite vehicles simultaneously.
“Producing 350 million vehicles is homogeneous to producing one automobile each 10 seconds for a 109-year history. If placed finish to end, a vehicles would widen to a moon and behind – twice,” pronounced John Fleming, Ford executive clamp boss of tellurian manufacturing. “Producing this automobile in Thailand also is significant. It underscores a energy of a One Ford devise to broach essential expansion with good products built in ultra-flexible and fit comforts everywhere around a world.”
In further to a production milestone, for a initial 6 months of this year, Focus became a best-selling singular automobile nameplate in a world, formed on tellurian information from IHS Automotive.
According to IHS Automotive, a Ford Focus sole 489,616 units in a initial half of this year. The nearest competitor, Toyota Corolla, sole 462,187.
“Embracing a performance, value, flexibility and fuel economy, a Focus is attracting many new business to a Ford code for a really initial time, quite in Asia where we are flourishing each day,” pronounced Jim Farley, Ford’s organisation clamp boss for tellurian marketing, sales and service. “The Focus is a leader on so many levels since it successfully provides business with what they wish many – a safe, smart, fuel-efficient, good-looking, fun-to-drive, affordable car.”