Ford of Mexico has undergone extensive changes in recent months, with a bevy of new products launching in the North American country as well. Roughly one year ago, FoMoCo launched a fully online buying experience in Mexico via the Ford Digital Store. Additionally, the Hermosillo Assembly plant – where the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Maverick are built – was recently named the best in North America, while the 2022 Ford E-Transit and 2022 Ford Expedition launched in that country back in March. Now, Ford of Mexico has also been chosen as one of three sites to host a new Global Technology and Business Center, along with India and Hungary.
“Globally, Ford continues to transform itself to accelerate the development and production of connected and innovative electric vehicles, but also to position itself as a technology solutions company with a much broader business vision,” said Luz Elena del Castillo, president and CEO of Ford in Mexico. “To achieve this, we know that we must strengthen the operational performance of each of the regions where we have a presence and make the most of the capabilities of all teams.”
Since it began operations last year, Ford’s Global Technology and Business Center of Mexico has resulted in cost savings of around $14 million and contributed to more than 30 automation projects that are estimated to add more than $40 million in profit. The center has also resulted in the hiring of around 600 people. The new site will focus on Product Development and Purchasing, Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources, and After-Sales.
“Today, Ford of Mexico has managed to position itself as one of the most important regions for the operation of the firm globally and, with this new Global Technology and Business Center, we will become a fundamental arm for the business, while highlighting the great talent that exists in our country,” added Laura Castro, director of the Technology and Business Center of Ford of Mexico.