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Ford Motor Company Chihuahua Engine Plant – Chihuahua, Mexico

The Ford Motor Company Chihuahua Engine plant is an engine manufacturing facility located in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Operating since 1983, the Chihuahua Engine plant was the home to the Ford Penta engine up until 1991 and the Ford Zetec engine from 1993 to 2004. These engines powered Ford vehicles destined to North American and global markets. Today, the facility overseas the production of diesel versions of the four-cylinder Duratec engine family, the Ford 4.4L turbodiesel V8 for Land Rover applications and the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke Scorpion engine destined to the Ford Super Duty line of pickup trucks.

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Quick Facts

Year opened1983
Facility size727,000 square feet (67,540 m2)
Land occupied247 acres
LocationCristobal Colón Fontanarrosa S/N, Col. Complejo Industrial, Chihuahua 31136, Mexico
Hourly employeesN/A
Salaried employeesN/A
Total employees1,580


EnginesProduction Years
Ford 4.4L Turbodiesel V62010 - present
Ford 6.7L Power Stroke Scorpion2010 - present

Historical Timeline

  • 1983: the factory opens its doors, beginning production of the Ford Penta engine
  • 1991: production of the Ford Penta engine ends.
  • 1993: production of the new Zetec four-cylinder engine begins at Chihuahua.
  • 2004: production of the Ford Zetec engine ends.
  • 2010: the plant is retooled in order to expand its production capacity. Production of the 4.4L diesel V8 destined for Land Rover applications begins. The facility also starts production of the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke Scorpion engine for the Ford Super Duty.


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