The Ford Sollars St. Petersburg assembly plant, also known as the Vsevolozhsk plant, is part of Ford Sollers, a joint venture between Ford Motor Companyand Russian automotive company Sollers. The plant is located in the town of Vsevolozhsk, approximately 15 miles east of St. Petersburg,in Russia.
Operating as a Ford manufacturing center since 2002, the facility currently overseas production of vehicles like the Ford Focus and Ford Mondeo destined for the Russian, European and worldwide markets. The plant has a manufacturing capacity of 160,000 vehicles per year.
In 2019, Ford announced it will discontinue its passenger vehicle portfolio in Russia to help deliver a more competitive and sustainably profitable business going forward. As we write this, it is still unclear if Ford will continue manufacturing vehicles at the Vsevolozhsk assembly plant.
This page shows information about the Ford Motor Company St. Petersburg assembly plant.
|Facility size||387,360 square feet (35,986 m2)|
|Land occupied||64,246 acres|
|Location||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Ford Focus||2002 - present|
|Ford Mondeo||2009 - present|
- 2002: The Ford St. Petersburg plant begins production of the Russian and European market Ford Focus.
- 2011: Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Sollers general director Vadim Shvetsov announce the creation of an equally owned joint venture called Ford Sollers. The new company takes control of the Ford Vsevolozhsk plant as well as two Sollers factories in the Tatarstan region, one in Yelabuga and the other in Naberezhny Chelny.
- 2019: Ford announces a massive restructuring of its Sollers joint venture as a response to the discontinuation of its passenger vehicle portfolio in Russia. The decision, according to Ford, will help deliver a more competitive and sustainably profitable business.