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Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly

Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly is a Ford Motor Company-owned automobile assembly facility located in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The facility currently assembles Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models for the North American market.[1] The facility, which began production in 1986, employs 1,500 people and covers a floor space of approximately 1,500,000 sq ft (140,000 m2).[2]

At its inception, the plant was jointly owned by Ford and Mazda,[3] the two companies sharing production techniques. Initially all parts were shipped from Japan for final assembly of the 323 and Tracer models.[4] Local content has gradually increased over the years with the addition of on site suppliers. The plant is unionized under SINTRAFORD.[5] Because of the plant's Sonoran Desert location and drought conditions during the 1990s, the plant has reduced its water usage by 40% from earlier numbers. The plant is able to supply the city from its own wells during emergencies.

In March 2019, Ford announced it would build the next-generation Transit Connect utility van at the Hermosillo plant, moving production from Spain.[6]

  1. ^ Ford To Build All-New Midsize Car at Hermosillo, Ford Motor Company, 2003-10-06, archived from the original on 2011-05-25, retrieved 2008-11-21 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ 2006 Mercury Milan, Ford Motor Company, 2005, retrieved 2008-11-21 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Bannister, Geoffrey J.; Muller, Helen J.; Rehder, Robert R. (1996), "Ford-Mazda's Hermosillo Assembly Plant: A Quality Benchmark Cross-cultural Alliance", Competitive Intelligence Review, The University of New Mexico, 7 (2): 11, doi:10.1002/cir.3880070205
  4. ^ Womack, James; Daniel T. Jones; Daniel Roos (2007), The Machine That Changed the World, Simon and Schuster, p. 272, ISBN 0743299795
  5. ^ Ford (2005), Hermosillo Plant Assessment (pdf), Ford Motor Company[dead link]
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