Ford invests $644M in German plant that will make Focus
Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News 10:21 a.m. ET March 17, 2017
Ford Motor Co. will invest 600 million euros ($644 million) in its Saarlouis Vehicle Assembly Operations
in Germany, where the company will make its next-generation Focus.
The announcement comes two weeks after General Motors Co. agreed to sell its German brand, Opel,
to French automaker PSA Group, a move that got GM out of its money-losing European business.
Ford’s German plant will receive updated production equipment, logistical support and energy-supply projects
through the investment. The plant will also get new press systems that allows steel to be processed directly
into car body parts, which supports a lightweight build.
Great news, all bodes well for next gen Focus....especially the part about supporting a lightweight build.
Interesting that as Ford invests in Europe, GM turns its back and walks away...
Edited by jpd80, 19 March 2017 - 03:10 AM.