Ford Sollers modernizes engine plant in Russia
The Ford Sollers joint venture has begun work to modernize its Yelabuga Russian engine factory.
Advanced high-tech systems have already been installed that will greatly improve engine assembly processes and a new test area will soon be operational.
Ford Sollers inaugurated the Yelabuga factory in September 2015 thanks to an investment of the equivalent of approximately 275 million dollars.
Production capacity is 105,000 engines a year (currently are assembled the Duratec 1.6 engines with 85, 105 and 125 HP), which is expected to grow to around 200,000 units per year.
Yelabuga engines equip Fiesta sedan and hatchbacks and the Eco Sport SUV produced in Tatarstan and Focus assembled at Vsevolozhsk plant near St. Petersburg.