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The Ford Motor Company Cologne Transmission plant, also known as the Getrag Ford Transmissions company, is a transmission manufacturing facility that was born out of a joint venture between Ford and Getrag. The plant is located in the Niehl district of Cologne, Germany and serves as company headquarters for Getrag.

Operating alongside the Ford Motor Company Cologne body and assembly plant, as well as the Ford Motor Company Cologne Engine plant, the transmission facility first began its manufacturing activities in 1935 following a 50/50 joint venture between Ford and Getrag. Today, the complex is home to the Ford MTX-75 five-speed manual transmission destined for the Ford C-MAX, Ford Focus, Ford Galaxy, Ford Mondeo, Ford S-MAX and Ford Transit Connect.

The Cologne transmission plant also overseas the assembly of the Ford VMT6 six-speed manual transmission and the Ford M66 six-speed manual transmission shared with Volvo and Quaife.

When combined, the Ford Cologne assembly plants make up Ford Europe’s second oldest manufacturing location after the Dagenham plants in the United Kingdom.

This page shows information about the Ford Motor Company Cologne transmission plant.

Quick Facts

Year opened1935
Facility sizeN/A
Land occupiedN/A
LocationCologne, Germany
Hourly employeesN/A
Salaried employeesN/A
Total employees1,280

Products

TransmissionsProduction Years
Ford MTX-75 five-speed manual1992 - present
Ford VMT6 six-speed manual2012 - present
Ford M66 six-speed manual2004 - present

Historical Timeline

  • 1935: Getrag and Ford join forces to establish the Ford Cologne Transmission plant. The project is a 50/50 joint venture.
  • 1992: Production for the Ford MTX-75 five-speed manual transmission begins.
  • 2004: Production for the Ford M66 six-speed manual transmission begins. This transmission is also used in Volvo vehicles.
  • 2012: Production for the Ford VMT6 six-speed manual transmission begins.

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