Ford Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk produces half a million cars — the first Russian Ford Focus III estate car.
Today, January 17, the assembly line Ford Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk (Leningrad region) fell 500 000th car. As correspondent 47News the press service of Ford Sollers, the company is a double celebration as the anniversary was a new Ford Focus III estate car — the first new Focus, produced at the factory in this modification.
"It’s great that half a million cars produced in Russia, turned Ford Focus wagon — our noveyshayaya model — said Ted Kannis, President and CEO Ford Sollers. — Ford brand in Russia was a huge way. With the opening of the plant in Vsevolozhsk in 2002, Ford was not only known in Russia, but also available for Russian consumers. Since 2002, our sales increased nearly 5-fold, and the company Ford Sollers will continue this success. "
Adil Shirinov, senior vice president and executive director of the Ford Sollers, said: "The launch of 500,000 th car — this is an important event not only for our team Vsevolozhskogo plant and employees Ford Sollers, but also for the Leningrad region and for our Russian customers . Cars Ford cochetayut the reliability, quality, attractive design, excellent handling, advanced technology and affordability. That is what attracts Russians, and that these benefits have new Ford Focus estate car. "
At a solemn event dedicated to the production of 500,000 th car was also attended by the governor of the Leningrad region Valery Serdyukov and the head of the administration of the municipality "Vsevolozhskiy municipal district" Alexander Sobolenko.
Today the plant employs more than 2,700 people. Every day, the plant produces more than 300 cars in two shifts. Since 2009, at the Ford plant in Vsevolozhsk is also available in the Mondeo sedan.