"We definitely want to be a Russian manufacturer. According to our plans, over 90% of Ford automobiles sold in Russia are already assembled here. This makes sense, first of all, in terms of logistics. Second, the size of the Russian market is huge. Ten years ago, nobody would have thought that it would make sense to manufacture a car like the Ford Kuga in Russia. Now, this is obvious."
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HISTORY IN RUSSIA
In 1907, the first Ford dealership in Russia is opened in St. Petersburg.
In March 1996, Ford opened its first sales office and first dealership in Moscow.
In July 2002 Ford Focus manufacturing launched on the plant near St. Petersburg.
In April 2006, the plant manufactured its 100,000th Ford Focus.
In April 2007, Ford launched a new business line in Russia – the Ford Heavy Trucks division. The network includes 6 dealerships across Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk.
March 2009 – the company launches a Ford Mondeo manufacturing line at a plant in Vsevolozhsk.
October 2011 – Ford and Sollers announce the launch of a joint venture with equal participation from both sides.
January 2012 – the Ford Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk reaches the half-million car mark.
July 2012 – Ford Sollers announces the expansion of the model range manufactured at the plant in Yelabuga.
April 2013 – the Ford Sollers plant in Yelabuga launched the full cycle production of the Ford Explorer.
May 2013 – Ford Sollers launched the construction of an engine manufacturing plant in Yelabuga.
September 2013 – Ford Sollers announces the establishment of an R&D center in Russia.
October 2013 – the first full cycle manufactured Ford Kuga was produced in the Ford Sollers plant in Yelabuga.
2014 – the launch of a plant in Naberezhnye Chelny after reconstruction is planned.
2015 – the manufacturing of the Ford Fiesta at the plant in Naberezhnye Chelny is planned.
Investments in Russia:
Ford Sollers Holding LLC
Plant in Vsevolozhsk
Cars manufactured: Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo
Plant in Yelabuga
Cars manufactured: Ford Kuga, Ford Explorer, Ford Edge, Ford S-MAX, Ford Galaxy, Ford Transit и Ford Tourneo Custom
Plant in Naberezhnye Chelny
Location - Naberezhnye Chelny, Republic of Tatarstan
Production plans: Ford EcoSport, Ford Fiesta
To open after renovations in 2014
Ford Sollers engine manufacturing plant in Yelabuga
Engines manufactured: petrol engine 1.6 Ti-VCT Duratec
To open in December 2015
October 2013 – the first full cycle manufactured Ford Kuga was produced in the Ford Sollers plant in Yelabuga
Bill Ford. Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company
About the launch of the Ford Kuga full cycle production
"Ford is a family company. Like all such companies, we value long-term partnerships and are looking for reliable partners to work with in the future. Aside from strengthening the brand in Russia, the launch of production will allow us to create new jobs in the region and will serve to develop the Russian car industry."