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Ford Motor Company Thailand Manufacturing – Rayong, Thailand

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.

Quick Facts

Year opened1961 (AutoAlliance) - 2012 under Ford
Facility size417,744 square feet (38,809 m2)
Land occupied176 acres
Location500/103 Moo 3 Tambol Tasit, Amphur Pluakdaeng, Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, Rayong 21140, Thailand
Hourly employeesTBA
Salaried employeesTBA
Total employees2,020


VehiclesProduction Years
Ford EcoSport2014 - 2018
Ford Everest2003 - present
Ford Fiesta2010 - 2018
Ford Focus2005 - 2018
Ford Laser2000 - 2002
Ford Ranger1998 - present
Mazda B-Series1998 - 2006
Mazda BT-502006 - present
Mazda CX-32015 - present
Mazda CX-302019 - present
Mazda22009 - present
Mazda32010 - present
Mazda 323 Protégé2000 - 2002

Historical Timeline

  • 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.


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