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Changan Ford Automobile Assembly Plant 1 – Chongqing, China

The Changan Ford Automobile assembly plant 1, formerly known as Changan Ford Mazda, is a manufacturing facility located in the city of Chongqing in southwest China. It currently produces vehicles for the Chinese market, like the Ford Escort, Ford Mondeo, Ford Taurus, Ford EcoSport, and Ford Edge. While the original plant exists since 2004, it was in 2012 that a 50/50 joint venture between Chinese-based Changan Automobile and the Ford Motor Company was established.

Contrary to the rest of Ford’s assembly plants, Changan is an independent manufacturing company whose principal activity is the assembly and distribution of Ford vehicles destined exclusively to the Chinese market. It is currently Ford’s largest manufacturing location outside Detroit, with two plants located in Chongqing, as well as other facilities in Hangzhou and Harbin.

This page shows information about the Changan Ford automobile assembly plant 1.

Quick Facts

Year opened2004 (2012 for the joint venture)
Facility size457,082 square feet (42,464 m2)
Land occupied116 acres
Location1 Changfu West Rd, Beibu, New District, Chongqing, China
Hourly employeesTBA
Salaried employeesTBA
Total employees4,990


VehiclesProduction Years
Ford EcoSport2012 - present
Ford Edge2012 - present
Ford Escort2015 - present
Ford Fiesta2003 - 2009
Ford Focus2011 - present
Ford Mondeo2014 - present
Ford Taurus2015 - present

Historical Timeline

  • 2012: Chinese government approves the Changan Automobile and Ford Motor joint venture, which will then spawn two different entities: Changan Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd and Changan Ford Automobile Co. Ltd.
  • 2013: Changan Ford receives a US $500 million investment for a new engine plant in Chongqing.
  • 2014: Changan Ford receives a US $350 million investment for a new transmission plant in Chongqing. This marks Ford’s first transmission plant for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • 2015: Changan Ford acquires Harbin Hafei Automobile Group Co, a subsidiary of Chongqing Changan’s parent company, for US$1.1 billion. Following the acquisition, the plant received significant upgrades.


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