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Ford Motor Company Kechnec Transmission Plant

The Ford Motor Company Kechnec Transmission plant is a transmission manufacturing facility born out of a joint venture between Ford and Getrag. Established in 2005, the plant is located in the village of Kechnec in eastern Slovakia.

Very much like the Ford Motor Company Halewood Transmission plant in the UK, or the Ford Motor Company Bordeaux Transmission plant in France, the Kechnec transmission plant has a 50/50 split ownership between Getrag and Ford. Currently the only Ford facility located in Slovakia, the plant overseas the assembly of the Ford MPS6 and SPS6 six-speed automatic transmissions, also know internally at Ford as the PowerShift transmission.

These dual-clutch units are destined to front-wheel and all-wheel-drive Ford vehicles sold worldwide such as the Ford C-Max, Ford Focus, Ford Galaxy and Ford Mondeo. This page shows information about the Ford Motor Company Kechnec transmission plant.

Quick Facts

Year opened2005
Facility sizeN/A
Land occupiedN/A
LocationKechnec, Slovakia
Hourly employeesN/A
Salaried employeesN/A
Total employees830


TransmissionsProduction Years
Ford MPS6 (PowerShift) six-speed automatic2008 - present
Ford SPS6 (PowerShift) six-speed automatic2008 - present

Historical Timeline

  • 2005: The Ford Kechnec transmission plant opens its doors as a 50/50 Ford/Getrag joint venture.
  • 2008: Production of the Ford MPS6 and SPS6 six-speed PowerShift transmissions begin.


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