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#1 OFFLINE   fuzzymoomoo

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:59 AM

Richard Jenson posted this in another thread, I thought it was useful enough to get its own thread here for reference.
 
 
Below is a list of Ford's final assembly plants (both current and former) and their respective abbreviations. Hopefully this clears up any confusion for those who don't know and see people bringing them up in conversation.
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OAC : Oakville Assembly Complex. Formerly OAP - Oakville Assembly Plant and OTP - Ontario Truck Plant
- Edge, MKX, Flex, MKT
 
DTP : Dearborn Truck Plant. This is the assembly plant currently operating at the Rouge Complex
- F150, F-150 Raptor
 
MAP - Michigan Assembly Plant. Formerly MTP - Michigan Truck plant and WAP - Wayne Assembly Plant. (MTP/MAP and WAP are technically separate facilities, MAP being active and WAP being closed)
- Focus, CMax
 
FRAP - Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Previously, this was called "AAI" from "Auto Alliance International", when Mazda and Ford had a joint ownership stake.
- Mustang, Lincoln Continental
 
CAP - Chicago Assembly (this abbreviation is used less often on the forum, the plant is usually called "Chicago" here)
- Taurus, Explorer (including PI versions)
 
KCAP - Kansas City Assembly Plant
- Line 1 - F150 (Except for Raptor)
- Line 2 - Transit
 
HMO - Hermosillo Assembly Plant
- Fusion, MKZ
 
CUAP - Cuautitlan Assembly Plant (like CAP, this abbreviation is used less often. Usually we use a misspelled version of Cuautitlan)
- Fiesta
 
OHAP - Ohio Assembly Plant (in Avon Lake, on the outskirts of Cleveland)
- E-Series, F650, F750, Super Duty Chassis Cab
 
KTP - Kentucky Truck Plant (in Louisville)
- Super Duty, Expedition, Navigator
 
LAP - Louisville Assembly Plant (also in Louisville, but nowhere near KTP)
- Escape, MKC
 
--
 
Defunct plants that are mentioned from time to time:
 
SLAP - St. Louis Assembly (last product: the BOF Explorer)
STAP - St. Thomas Assembly--In St. Thomas, Ontario halfway between Toronto & Detroit (last product: Crown Vic, Town Car)
TCAP - Twin Cities Assembly (last product: Ranger)
Norfolk - Norfolk, Virginia (last product: F150)
Wixom - Wixom, Michigan (last product: Town Car--yes, the Town Car closed down two factories)
Edison - Edison, New Jersey (last product: Ranger--just like the Town Car!)
Lorain - Lorain, Ohio (last product: "MN12" Thunderbird, Cougar and Mark VIII)
HAP - Hapville (Atlanta) Assembly Plant (last product: "DN101"--previous generation--Ford Taurus)
 
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
There are several stamping and parts plants that are mentioned from time to time as well
 
Buffalo Stamping Plant - Usually referred to as simply 'Buffalo', sometimes abbreviated as BSP. Make body panels for MAP, OAC, KCAP(F-150), DTP and KTP (Super Duty)
 
Chicago Stamping - In the Chicago suburb of Chicago Heights. Most of what they make is used at CAP, though some for LAP, OAC and KTP
 
Cleveland Engine - Produces the 3.5L Ecoboost V-6 (1st and 2nd gen, inc. Raptor version), 3.7L V-6, 2.0L Ecoboost I-4, 2.3L Ecoboost I-4
 
DDMP - Dearborn Diversified Manufaturing Plant - F-Series suspension parts and axles.  Part of the Rouge Complex
 
Dearborn Engine - 2.0L I-4 engine. Part of the Rouge Complex
 
DSP - Dearborn Stamping Plant - Part of the Rouge Complex
 
Dearborn Tool & Die - Another part of the Rouge Complex. Stamping Dies

Lima Engine - 3.5L Duratec V-6, 2.7L Ecoboost V6, 3.0 GTDI (aka Ecoboost)
 
Livonia Transmission - 6R and 10R transmissions and service components. Near the Livonia Test Track
 
Rawsonville - Parts Plant. Located near the Willow Run Airport and its famous WWII Bomber Plant
 
Romeo Engine - Not 100% sure what they make with the 6.7L and the Supercharged 5.8 being axed. They do build the 5.2L FPC for the GT350

Sharonville Transmission - 5R110 and 6R140 transmissions
 
Sterling Axle - Rear Drive units, front & rear axles, planetary gears
 
Van Dyke Transmission - 5M family, Hybrid CVT. I was recently told they are doing some renovations
 
Windsor Site - Windsor Engine and Essex Engine in one complex. Windsor makes 6.8L V10 . Essex makes the 5.0L V-8
 
Woodhaven Stamping - They make a lot of parts for various vehicles. Mostly for MAP, FRAP and DTP.

Woodhaven Forge - Crankshafts. Most of them for the various Ecoboost engines.
 
WHSP - Walton Hills Stamping Plant - Recently closed upon the demise of the full bodied E-Series Van.
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
I'm sure I'm missing some information or got stuff wrong. Let me know if that is the case, I'll correct it.


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#2 OFFLINE   Hugh

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:12 PM

I thought Van Dyke makes the 6F family and the DCT?


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 08:07 PM

thx Moo-good info



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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:08 AM

I thought Van Dyke makes the 6F family and the DCT?

 

Just the 6F and the Hybrid Transaxle.

 

DCT is made by Getrag in mexico.

 

Cleveland engine is also going to make the EB2.3


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:50 AM

2.7 Ecoboost at Cleveland?



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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:43 AM

Yes, Cleveland will be making the 2.3 liter ecoboost, but I don't know when production is supposed to start.

As for the 2.7, I haven't heard anything about it, but I suppose it's possible. I think the more likely landing spot for that might be Romeo, AFAIK they have room for it

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 08:28 AM

Many thanks for creating this thread, fuzzymoomoo (and to RichardJensen for the original)! This is an excellent reference guide.  :worship:

 

Question about Chicago Stamping: were these operations relocated recently to a consolidated site? I understand that Chicago Assembly is located within Chicago city limits, at the intersection of Torrence Avenue and E. 130th Street. Ford Motor Company operated a stamping plant in the suburb of Chicago Heights (on US Highway 30), approximately 13 miles south of Chicago Assembly. Did the latter get shuttered?


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 01:59 AM

The  2.7 liter Ecoboost engine. The engine is built at the Lima Ford Engine Plant.

 

 Ford has invested half a billion dollars in the Lima plant for the new engine. It comes in F-150, Ford Edge, Ford Lincoln MKX and likely some more in the near future


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:27 AM

Chicago Stamping is still open in Chicago Heights.
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Posted 13 April 2015 - 12:53 PM

Thanks for confirming sullynd.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 01:29 PM

Europe Fully Owned

Ford Valencia (Spain) - Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy (begins later this year), Transit Connect, Kuga, C-Max

Ford Colonge (Germany) - Fiesta, C-Max

Ford Saarlouis (Germany) - Focus, Kuga

Ford Craiova (Romania) - B-Max

 

Europe Partially Owned/Joint Venture

Ford Otosan (Turkey) - Transit, Transit Custom, Transit Connect, Transit Courier

Ford Sollers (Russia) - CKD assembly only - Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy, Kuga, Transit, Explorer

 

Asia Fully Owned

Ford Lio Ho (Taiwan) - Focus, Fiesta, Kuga

Ford Chennai (India) - Figo, Fiesta, EcoSport, Endeavour (Everest)

Ford Sunard (India) - TBD rumored to be C-car line

Ford Hai Duong (Vietnam ) CKD assembly only - Ranger, Everest, Focus, Fiesta, EcoSport, Transit

Ford Geelong (Australia) - Falcon, Territory

 

Asia Partially Owned/Joint Venture

Chang'an Ford Chongqing#1 (China) - Focus Classic, Mondeo, EcoSport

Chang'an Ford Chongqing#2 (China) - Line 1: Focus, Kuga; Line 2: Escort

Chang'an Ford Nanjing (China) - Fiesta, Mazda2

Chang'an Ford Hangzhou (China) - Edge, Taurus (begins later this year)

Chang'an Ford Harbin (China) - TBD rumored to be 2nd C-car line including the new local-brand budget sedan

Jiangling Ford #1 (China) - Transit Classic, Transit

Jiangling Ford #2 (China) - Everest (begins later this year)

AutoAlliance (Thailand) - Ranger, Everest, Focus, Fiesta, EcoSport, Mazda 2, Mazda 3, Mazda BT50

Ford Sime Darby (Malaysia) - CKD assembly only - Transit


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 01:31 PM

Many thanks for creating this thread, fuzzymoomoo (and to RichardJensen for the original)! This is an excellent reference guide.  :worship:

 

Question about Chicago Stamping: were these operations relocated recently to a consolidated site? I understand that Chicago Assembly is located within Chicago city limits, at the intersection of Torrence Avenue and E. 130th Street. Ford Motor Company operated a stamping plant in the suburb of Chicago Heights (on US Highway 30), approximately 13 miles south of Chicago Assembly. Did the latter get shuttered?

 

 

Chicago Stamping is still open in Chicago Heights.

 

Thanks for the clarification. I edited to reflect that.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 02:48 AM

A few that were missed:

 

Dearborn Tool and Die- Stamping Dies

Woodhaven Forge-

 

Regarding the Romeo Engine Plant, I did not hear anything about the 6.2 being axed.  I do know they machine the block for the 5.0 Litre.



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 03:44 AM

A few that were missed:
 
Dearborn Tool and Die- Stamping Dies
Woodhaven Forge-
 
Regarding the Romeo Engine Plant, I did not hear anything about the 6.2 being axed.  I do know they machine the block for the 5.0 Litre.

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 03:44 AM

To my knowledge, the 6.2L V-8 is going to be phased out soon if it hasn't already started

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 03:28 PM

Richard Jenson posted this in another thread, I thought it was useful enough to get its own thread here for reference.
 
 
Below is a list of Ford's final assembly plants (both current and former) and their respective abbreviations. Hopefully this clears up any confusion for those who don't know and see people bringing them up in conversation.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 OAC : Oakville Assembly Complex. Formerly OAP - Oakville Assembly Plant and OTP - Ontario Truck Plant
- Edge, MKX, Flex, MKT
 DTP : Dearborn Truck Plant. This is the assembly plant currently operating at the Rouge Complex
- F150
 MAP - Michigan Assembly Plant. Formerly MTP - Michigan Truck plant and WAP - Wayne Assembly Plant. (MTP/MAP and WAP are technically separate facilities, MAP being active and WAP being closed)
- Focus, CMax
 FRAP - Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Previously, this was called "AAI" from "Auto Alliance International", when Mazda and Ford had a joint ownership stake.
- Mustang, Fusion
 CAP - Chicago Assembly (this abbreviation is used less often on the forum, the plant is usually called "Chicago" here)
- Taurus, MKS, Explorer
 KCAP - Kansas City Assembly Plant
- Line 1 - F150
- Line 2 - Transit
 HMO - Hermosillo Assembly Plant
- Fusion, MKZ
 CUAP - Cuautitlan Assembly Plant (like CAP, this abbreviation is used less often. Usually we use a misspelled version of Cuautitlan)
- Fiesta
 OHAP - Ohio Assembly Plant (in Avon Lake, on the outskirts of Cleveland)
- E-Series, F650, F750
 KTP - Kentucky Truck Plant (in Louisville)
- Super Duty, Expedition, Navigator
 LAP - Louisville Assembly Plant (also in Louisville, but nowhere near KTP)
- Escape, MKC
 
--
 
Defunct plants that are mentioned from time to time:
 
SLAP - St. Louis Assembly (last product: the BOF Explorer)
STAP - St. Thomas Assembly--In St. Thomas, Ontario halfway between Toronto & Detroit (last product: Crown Vic, Town Car)
TCAP - Twin Cities Assembly (last product: Ranger)
Norfolk - Norfolk, Virginia (last product: F150)
Wixom - Wixom, Michigan (last product: Town Car--yes, the Town Car closed down two factories)
Edison - Edison, New Jersey (last product: Ranger--just like the Town Car!)
Lorain - Lorain, Ohio (last product: "MN12" Thunderbird, Cougar and Mark VIII)
HAP - Hapville (Atlanta) Assembly Plant (last product: "DN101"--previous generation--Ford Taurus)
 
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
There are several stamping and parts plants that are mentioned from time to time as well
 Buffalo Stamping Plant - Usually referred to as simply 'Buffalo', sometimes abbreviated as BSP. Make body panels for MAP, OAC, KCAP(F-150), DTP and KTP (Super Duty)
 Chicago Stamping - In the Chicago suburb of Chicago Heights. Most of what they make is used at CAP, though some for LAP, OAC and KTP
 Cleveland Engine - Produces the 3.5L Ecoboost V-6, 3.7L V6 and 2.0L Ecoboost I-4, 2.3L Ecoboost I-4
 DDMP - Dearborn Diversified Manufaturing Plant - F-Series suspension parts and axles.  Part of the Rouge Complex
 Dearborn Engine - 2.0L I-4 engine. Part of the Rouge Complex
 DSP - Dearborn Stamping Plant - Part of the Rouge Complex
 Dearborn Tool & Die - Another part of the Rouge Complex. Stamping DiesLima Engine - 3.5L Duratec V-6, 3.7L Duratec V-6 , 2.7L Ecoboost V6
 Livonia Transmission - 4R and 6R transmissions. Near the Livonia Test Track
 Rawsonville - Parts Plant. Located near the Willow Run Airport and its famous WWII Bomber Plant
 Romeo Engine - Not 100% sure what they make with the 6.2L and the Supercharged 5.8 being axed. They may be making the 5.2L FPC for the GT350, but I don't know for sure if that's a done deal yet.
 Sharonville Transmission - 5R110 and 6R140 transmissions
 Sterling Axle - Rear Drive units, front & rear axles, planetary gears
 Van Dyke Transmission - I don't know what specific transmissions they make. I was recently told they are doing some renovations
 Windsor Site - Windsor Engine and Essex Engine in one complex. Windsor makes 5.4L V8, 6.8L V10 . Essex makes the 5.0L V-8
 Woodhaven Stamping - They make a lot of parts for various vehicles. Mostly for MAP, FRAP and DTP.Woodhaven Forge - Crankshafts. Most of them for the various Ecoboost engines.
 WHSP - Walton Hills Stamping Plant - Recently closed upon the demise of the full bodied E-Series Van.
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
I'm sure I'm missing some information or got stuff wrong. Let me know if that is the case, I'll correct it.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:04 PM

Transit Connect is built in Valencia, Spain

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 04:28 PM

The Chicago Stamping plant is in the town of Ford Heights IL, which used to be called East Chicago Heights, next to the actual Chicago Heights.



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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:41 PM

The Chicago Stamping plant is in the town of Ford Heights IL, which used to be called East Chicago Heights, next to the actual Chicago Heights.

 

The land on which Ford's Chicago Stamping Plant is sited was actually annexed by Chicago Heights in the late 1980s. As you noted, the village of Ford Heights was previously named East Chicago Heights. The name change took place in 1987, when East Chicago Heights attempted to add the land occupied by the Ford plant to village limits (prior to then, the land was in unincorporated Bloom Township, Cook County). East Chicago Heights, aka Ford Heights, failed spectacularly at this attempt and has since gained infamy as the most poverty stricken suburb in the USA.


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 12:57 PM

Ok, thanks for clarification, only remember that Ford Heights was named for the plant. But didn't know the whole annexation story.

 

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Edited by 630land, 07 May 2015 - 12:59 PM.

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