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Ford Motor Company Chennai Assembly Plant – Tamil Nadu, India

The Ford Motor Company Chennai assembly plant, also known as the Chennai Vehicle & Engine assembly plant, is located in Maraimalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India.As a part of the Ford India Private Limited collaboration, it is currently the sixth largest car manufacturer in India after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, Tata and Mahindra. The plant has a capacity to produce 150,000 cars on a two-shift basis and 200,000 with three shifts.

While Ford India Private Limited (FIPL) was first established in 1926 as a subsidiary of Ford Canada, it was not until 1995 whenFord partnered up with Mahindra & Mahindra Motor Company to create FIPL.

The Chennai Vehicle & Engine assembly plant began production in 1999. It currently manufactures vehicles destined to the Indian market like the Ford EcoSport and Ford Endeavor. The plant is also a manufacturing location for the Ford 1.6L Sigma engine.

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Quick Facts

Year opened1999
Facility size830,716 square feet (77,176 m2)
Land occupied350 acres
LocationSangamithirai St, Maraimalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu 603209, India
Hourly employeesTBA
Salaried employeesTBA
Total employees5,062


VehiclesProduction Years
Ford EcoSport2013 - present
Ford Endeavor2016 - present
Ford Escort1996 - 2003
Ford Fiesta Classic2005 - 2015
Ford Fiesta2011 - 2015
Ford Figo & Figo Aspire2010 - present
Ford Freestyle2018 - present
Ford Fusion2004 - 2010
Ford Ikon1999 - 2010
Ford Mondeo2001 - 2006

Historical Timeline

  • 1926: FIPL begins vehicle production as a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company of Canada.
  • 1954: FIPL in loss and the company is shut down.
  • 1995: Ford re-enters the Indian market as Mahindra Ford India Limited, a 50-50 joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Ford increases its interest to 72% and renames the company Ford India Private Limited. The total investments made by Ford Motor Company stands at $2 billion.
  • 2004: Ford launches the European Ford Fusion in India, which brings a totally new segment to India. The crossover is called an Urban Activity Vehicle & marketed in India as The-No-Nonsense-Car.
  • 2013: Production for the Indian market Ford EcoSport begins.


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