• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

Ford Idling Venezuela Production Plant Until April

Sponsored Links

Ford Motor Company temporarily shut down its production facility in the South American country of Venezuela last week, with plans to keep the plant idling until April of 2017, according to Reuters. The Valencia Assembly Plant is Ford’s only production outpost in the country, and employs more than 2,000 workers.

“It is a measure to adjust production to demand in the country,” Ford South America President Lyle Watters said to reporters at an event in São Paulo. The closure will not have an impact on Ford’s consolidated 2016 business results because, as of the first quarter of this year, Ford’s Venezuelan unit now reports results separate from the rest of the automaker.

Ford’s Valencia Assembly Plant currently builds the Ford Explorer, Fiesta, and F-250 and F-350 Super Duty models, along with a tractor unit called the “Cargo.” Output at the facility is a fraction of that of a typical US plant; total production for 2016 through November stands at just 2,253 units, which works out to an average of less than seven units a day.

Ford is the only automaker that still mass produces vehicles in Venezuela.

Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

Sponsored Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

$250k Audi R8 Totaled By Reckless Ford Mustang Driver: Video

The Pickup Truck Has Become A Status Symbol Again