The Ford Sollers Naberezhnye Chelny assembly plant, also known as the Naberezhnye Chelny plant, is part of Ford Sollers, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Russian automotive company Sollers. However, unlike one of its sister factories; the Ford St. Petersburg assembly plant, the Naberezhnye Chelny plant is located in the industrial city of Naberezhnye Chelny, in the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia and operates alongside the Elabuga assembly plant.
Operating as a Ford manufacturing center since 2014, the Ford Sollers Naberezhnye Chelny assembly plant currently overseas production of vehicles like the Ford EcoSport and the Ford Fiesta destined for the Russian, European and worldwide markets.
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 Naberezhnye Chelny assembly plant.
This page shows information about the Ford Sollers Naberezhnye Chelny assembly plant.
|Facility size||645,834 square feet (59,999 m2)|
|Land occupied||42 acres|
|Location||Naberezhnye Chelny, industrial municipal zone, Avtosborochniy proezd 60, Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia|
|Ford EcoSport||2014 - present|
|Ford Fiesta||2015 - 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.
- 2015: Elabuga becomes the first engine plant of a foreign brand in Russia. The plant produces three versions of the 1.6L Duratec engine with 85 hp, 105 hp and 125 hp.
- 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.