Ford has long enjoyed a strong presence in South America, selling and manufacturing many vehicles in that part of the world for a very long time now. That includes Ford Argentina, a division that continues to build the ultra-popular Ford Ranger at its Pacheco Assembly plant after production of the next-generation model kicked off last summer. However, many may not just how long Ford Argentina has actually existed – 110 years, which is obviously reason to celebrate.
Celebrating 110 years of Ford in Argentina! It’s my birthplace so it holds a special place in my heart. So appreciative of our community there and the hard work happening at Pacheco Stamping and Assembly Plant. #BuiltFordProud https://t.co/0qNG0chnLe
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) January 9, 2024
Ford CEO Jim Farley took the time to tweet about this milestone, which is notable since the executive was actually born in that particular country. Ford was became the first automaker to establish a presence in Argentina way back on December 31st, 1913, and in the years since, it has proven to be a pioneer in that particular space, too. Amazingly, Ford Argentina became just the company’s third subsidiary outside the United States when it was established 110 years ago, which was just 10 years after Ford Motor Company was founded in the first place.
“In a year of transformations as important as the one we carry out in our Pacheco plant, valuing Ford’s origins in the country gives us the impetus to go for more,” said Martín Galdeano, president of Ford Argentina. “110 years are not celebrated every day, and we do it by building the future of mobility in the country, as from the beginning, together with our team, dealers, suppliers and unions whom we thank for their daily work.”