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Ford Motor Company Oakville Assembly Plant – Oakville, Ontario, Canada

The Oakville Assembly Plant, also known as Ford Motor Company Oakville Assembly, is located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The facility currently assembles various crossover SUVs.

Fast Facts

  • Year opened: 1953
  • Activity: vehicle assembly
  • Facility size:
    • Site size: 487 acres
    • Plant size: 5,464,000 square feet
  • Address
    1400 The Canadian Road
    Oakville, Ontario
  • Phone: +1 (905)-845-2511
  • Employment: about 4,600 employees
  • Running shifts: 2

Plant History

The Oakville Assembly facility originally opened in 1953. From then through 1966, the plant produced nearly all vehicles for Ford in Canada. Oakville Assembly was responsible for producing the company’s minivans from 1995 to 2007, but transitioned to produce crossover SUVs by the fall of 2006.

Production of the Ford Edge and the Lincoln MKX began in 2007. By the spring of 2008, the plant began to produce the Ford Flex, which started production in 2009.

The Oakville Assembly Plant is clearly visible from the Queen Elizabeth Way and the Lakeshore West GO Train line. The plant relies on nearby railway service to transport parts and vehicles throughout North America.

The Ford Oakville Assembly plant produced 255,924 vehicles in 2012, and 258,358 vehicles in 2013.


Current Models:

Past Models:

  • Frontenac (1960)
  • Ford Maverick (1970-1977)
  • Mercury Comet (1971-1977)
  • Ford Custom 500 (1973-1981)
  • Ford LTD (1975-1982)
  • Mercury Lynx (1981-1987)
  • Ford Escort (1981-1990)
  • Ford Tempo (1984-1994)
  • Mercury Topaz (1984-1994)
  • Ford Windstar (1995-2003)
  • Ford Freestar (2004-2007)
  • Mercury Monterey (2004-2007)
  • Lincoln MKX (2007–2018)


  • 2013: CAD $700 million invested by Ford to upgrade the plant to produce vehicles on a global platform. The governments of Canada and Ontario added a CAD $140 million investment to the project.
  • 2016: CAD $100 million invested by Ford to upgrade the Oakville plant.


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