The Changan Ford Automobile assembly plant 2, formerly known as Changan Ford Mazda, is a manufacturing facility located in the city of Chongqing in Southwest China. It currently produces vehicles like the Ford Focus, the Ford S-Max and the Ford Kuga. 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. This spawned two manufacturing locations, the Changan Ford Automobile Assembly Plant 1, and this one: The Changan Ford Automobile Asembly Plant 2.
Contrary to the rest of Ford’s assembly plants, Changan is an independent manufacturing complex whose principal activity is the assembly and distribution of Ford vehicles destined exclusively to the Chinese market. When combined with its sister facilities, it is currently Ford Motor’s largest manufacturing location outside Detroit, with plants located in Chongqing, Hangzhou and Harbin.
This page shows information about the Changan Ford automobile assembly plant 2.
|Year opened||2004 (2012 for the joint venture)|
|Facility size||4,493,307 square feet (417,441 m2)|
|Land occupied||253 acres|
|Location||666 Jinshan Avenue, Beibu, New District, Chongqing, China|
|Ford Focus||2011 - present|
|Ford Kuga||2012 - present|
|Ford Mondeo Zhisheng||2007 - 2014|
|Ford S-Max Trend||2010 - present|
- 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.