• 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’s Operations In Mexico Left Undisturbed By Major Earthquake

Sponsored Links

Ford Motor Company reported no damage to its Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly plant just outside Mexico City after a Major, 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico last Tuesday, September 19th. The quake came on the 32-year anniversary of a catastrophic earthquake in 1985 that killed an estimated 10,000 people, damaging thousands of buildings.

It’s estimated that last week’s quake was responsible for upwards of 300 deaths, with a subsequent 6.2-magnitude quake and an eruption of ash from the Popocatepetl volcano just south of Mexico City causing still more damage.

But Automotive News suggests that Mexico is much more capable of handling natural disasters of such magnitude now than it was 32 years ago, the unscathed status of the country’s auto industry standing as a testament to the modernization of its economy. In the wake of 1985’s massively costly earthquake, the country’s dominant political party was left fragmented, paving the way for a more modern civil society with meaningful building codes, worker protections, and the like.

Sponsored Links

Beside Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly, Ford also operates a stamping and assembly plant in the city of Hermosillo, and an engine plant in the Chihuahua state, both of which are reported okay. There have been no reports of serious damages at supplier facilities or dealerships in the country, although some dealers were forced to shutter temporarily, Automotive News reports.

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Your email address will not be published.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 *

Forza Motorsport 7 Has A New Launch Trailer, And It Looks Magnificent: Video

Jim Hackett

Ford CEO Jim Hackett To Outline His Vision Next Month