The Ford Motor Company Thailand manufacturing facility, also known as AutoAllance Thailand (AAT), is part of a joint venture between Ford and Mazda. Located in the Rayong province in Thailand, the facility was largely modeled after the Ford-Mazda joint venture in the United States.
The Thailand Manufacturing facility opened its doors in 1961, however complete Ford ownership came in 2012. It currently overseas the production of Ford and Mazda vehicles destined for global markets like the Ford Ranger, the Mazda BT-50, the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30.
This page shows information about the Ford Motor Company Thailand manufacturing assembly plant.
|Year opened||1961 (AutoAlliance) - 2012 under Ford|
|Facility size||417,744 square feet (38,809 m2)|
|Land occupied||176 acres|
|Location||500/103 Moo 3 Tambol Tasit, Amphur Pluakdaeng, Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, Rayong 21140, Thailand|
|Ford EcoSport||2014 - 2018|
|Ford Everest||2003 - present|
|Ford Fiesta||2010 - 2018|
|Ford Focus||2005 - 2018|
|Ford Laser||2000 - 2002|
|Ford Ranger||1998 - present|
|Mazda B-Series||1998 - 2006|
|Mazda BT-50||2006 - present|
|Mazda CX-3||2015 - present|
|Mazda CX-30||2019 - present|
|Mazda2||2009 - present|
|Mazda3||2010 - present|
|Mazda 323 Protégé||2000 - 2002|
- 1961: Ford begins production in Thailand under the Anglo-Thai Motors Company, a former Ford distributor. The factory overseas the production of the Ford Cortina, marking the first automobile to be built in Thailand. Parts originate from the UK and are shipped to the facility for final assembly.
- 1973: Ford buys out the Thai Motors Company.
- 1974: Sukosol and Mazda Motor Industry is founded, which leads to the first full-on Mazda assembly plant in Thailand the following year.
- 1977: Ford closes the Thai Motor company as a result of a corporate restructuring.
- 1985: Ford returns to Thailand and partners up with Mazda. The new entity is called the New Era Company.
- 1998: The AutoAlliance plant begins production of both Ford and Mazda vehicles for the Thailand, Asia and European markets.The grand opening ceremony is held by Chuan Leekpai, the then-prime minister of Thailand.