The Ford Motor Company Taubate Engine plant is an engine manufacturing facility that operates under the Ford Brazil subsidiary. The complex, which shares its land with the Ford Motor Company Taubate Transmission plant, is located in the city of Taubaté, Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Ford Brasil, formerly known as Ford Motor do Brasil S.A., was founded in 1919 when it began importing Ford Model T cars and Ford Model TT trucks in kit form from the United States to Brazil. In 1973, high demand for the Brazilian-made Ford Maverick forced Ford Brasil to expand its manufacturing sector. In 1974, the Ford Motor Company Taubate engine plant was inaugurated to help produce the Maverick’s 2.3L 4-cylinder engine.
Today, the complex overseas the production of the Ford 1.6L Sigma and Ford 1.5L Duratec engines. With its sister facility – the Taubate transmission plant -, Taubate employs more than 4,000 people. This page shows information about the Ford Motor Company Taubate Engine plant.
|Location||Av. Charles Schnneider, 2222, Parque das Indústrias, Taubaté, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Ford 1.6L Sigma||1995 - present|
|Ford 1.5L Duratec||2017 - present|
- 1919: Ford Brasil begins importing Ford Model T cars and Ford Model TT trucks in kit form from the United States for reassembly in Brazil.
- 1957: Ford Brasil is chosen to assemble 40% of the US-made Ford F-600 medium truck.
- 1967: Ford takes control of Willys-Overland do Brasil S.A. as a majority shareholder. The Ford São Bernardo plant begins production of the Aero-Willys and Willys Itamaraty sedans, as well as the Willys F-75 utility vehicle, F-75 pick-up truck and Willys Jeep. Production of the then new Ford Galaxie also begins in São Bernardo .
- 1974: The Ford Taubate Engine plant is inaugurated to help produce the Ford Maverick’s 2.3L 4-cylinder engine. The Ford Taubate Transmission plant begins production the same year.
- 1995: Production for the Ford 1.6L Sigma engine begins.
- 2017: Production for the Ford 1.5L Duratec engine begins.