Over the past couple of years, Ford has worked to transform its business and development center in Brazil into a regional engineering hub, a place that’s already exporting the fruits of those efforts to a variety of other countries around the globe. The same is true in Mexico, where the Ford business center in that country recently began operating out of a brand new, high tech facility as it expands to focus on the areas of product development and purchasing, information technology, finance, human resources, and after-sales. Now, the Ford business center in Mexico is getting another infusion of cash to help those efforts as well.
Ford is investing a total of $260 million in its Global Center for Technology and Business: GTBC (Global Technology and Business Center) in Mexico, which has created a facility that offers up equally large numbers – the space for 9,000 workers operating in a hybrid scheduling environment that spans 47 acres, with 10.6 acres dedicated to a protected ecological area and nearly two million square feet of space split between two buildings – one of which serves as Ford Mexico’s new corporate office.
“We want our entire team to be always proud to belong to Ford, so we always seek to offer them a space that reflects our commitment to their well-being, their professional and personal development,” said Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Company. “That’s why we built a people-centered campus that has all the critical attributes to create a life experience and not just a work experience.”
“The site is attached to the latest trends in terms of individual and collaborative work, within a hybrid work model, to offer the best possible experience to our team of collaborators,” added Stuart Rowley, Executive Director of the Office of Transformation and Quality.