After $700 million investment, Oakville Assembly has a secure future

Ford’s Oakville Assembly facility, which directly employs 2,800 people, will be building the next generation Edge utility and exporting units to some 60 countries worldwide.

The announcement, made at the Canadian International Auto Show last week, follows an investment of $700 million in the facility, of which some $140 million were provided by Ontario and Canadian governments.

“The decision to produce the all-new global Edge in Canada is proof that Canadian manufacturers can compete, and win, globally,” said Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd.

“We’re ready to showcase Oakville Assembly’s commitment to craftmanship and advanced manufacturing to deliver what our global customers want and value — a high-quality vehicle with class-leading design, fuel efficiency and performance.”

Oakville Assembly currently manufactures the Edge, Flex, Lincoln MKX, and Lincoln MKT.

The Ford Edge Concept is currently on display at the Canadian International Auto Show.




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