Chongqing, China – Ford and its partners are building a new engine plant in China to support future products and growth plans. The company operates in China through Changan Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA), a three-way joint venture of Changan Motors, Ford and Mazda.
The new plant, representing an investment equivalent to US$500 million, will be funded entirely by CFMA. Construction is planned to begin next year, with engine production starting in 2013. With the additional capacity of 400,000 units at the new plant, CFMA will more than double its existing engine capacity to 750,000 units per year.
CFMA currently operates two vehicle assembly plants in China, and last September broke ground for a third one, which will begin production of the next-generation Focus in 2012.
Ford also partners with Jiangling Motors Corporation in China to produce commercial vehicles and recently broke ground for a new commercial vehicle plant.