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Ford Motor Company Pacheco Assembly Plant – Pacheco, Argentina

The Ford Motor Company Pacheco Stamping and Assembly plant is a manufacturing facility operated by the Ford Motor Argentina subsidiary. The plant is located in the city of Pacheco, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Pacheco is Ford Motor Argentina’s headquarters and has been operating since 1913 where it would assemble the Ford Model T sold in kit form from the Ford Motor Company. However, it wasn’t until 1962 that the Pacheco Stamping and Assembly plant was inaugurated. Today it is Ford Argentina’s oldest manufacturing sector.

Over its rich manufacturing history, the complex has assembled a wide variety of Ford vehicles, ranging from the Sierra, the Escort and Focus, all the way to the current Ford Ranger. The facility, which has been focusing its manufacturing operations on the Ranger since 2019, currently employs more than 3,500 people.This page shows information about the Ford Motor Company Pacheco Stamping and assembly plant.

Quick Facts

Year opened1962
Facility size14,079,200 square feet (1,308,000 m2)
Land occupiedN/A
LocationAv. Henry Ford y Panamericana Colectora Este 34603, Argentina
Hourly employeesN/A
Salaried employeesN/A
Total employees3,823


VehiclesProduction Years
Ford Focus1999 - 2019
Ford Ranger1996 - present

Historical Timeline

  • 1917:Ford Motor Company Argentina is born, importing dismantled cars that are reassembled in Buenos Aires.
  • 1962:Ford Pacheco Stamping and Assembly plant is born. Assembly of the Ford F-Series truck and Ford Falcon sedan begins.
  • 1969:: assembly of the Ford Fairlane begins.
  • 1984:Pacheco is chosen for the assembly of the Ford Sierra.
  • 1987:Ford Escort assembly begins.
  • 1993:Ford Sierra production ends at Pacheco.
  • 1996:Ford Ranger production starts at Pacheco as a joint venture project with Mazda.
  • 1999:assembly of the new Ford Focus begins at the Pacheco plant.
  • 2018:two former plant executives are convicted over kidnapping and torture of company workers during the Argentinian dictatorship in 1976-1983. The men are sentenced to 10 and 12 years.
  • 2019:production for the Ford Focus ends at the Pacheco plant.
  • 2020:: production at Pacheco plant idled due to COVID-19 on March 19th. Production resumed¬†on May 20th.


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