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Ford Motor Company Cologne Body and Assembly – Cologne, Germany

The Ford Motor Company Cologne body and assembly plant is located in the Niehl district of Cologne, Germany and began vehicle production in 1976. It currently oversees the production of European-market Ford vehicles like the Ford Fiesta.

The Cologne body and assembly plant is part of a five-plant facility including the Cologne engine, Cologne Forge & Die Cast, Cologne Tool & Die and Cologne Transmission plants. Together, these manufacturing sectors make up Ford Europe’s second oldest manufacturing location after the Dagenham plants in England.

This page shows information about the Ford Motor Company Cologne body and assembly plant.

Quick Facts

Year opened1976
Facility size2,499,746 square feet (232,234 m2)
Land occupied69 acres
LocationRobert-Bosch-Straße 4, 50769 Köln, Germany
Hourly employeesTBA
Salaried employeesTBA
Total employees4,090


VehiclesProduction Years
Ford B-Max2002 - 2012
Ford Fiesta1976 - present
Ford Fusion2002 - 2012

Historical Timeline

  • 1976: The Cologne body and assembly plant begins the production of the European-market Ford Focus, which continues to be the main vehicle assembled there to this day.
  • 2012: The plant terminates production of both the Ford B-Max and Ford Fusion. B-Max production is moved to Ford’s Craiova plant, in Romania.


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