Ford is adding a third shift and increasing production capacity at its Silverton Assembly Plant in South Africa to meet growing demand for the new Ranger and Ranger Raptor.
Ranger Sales set a year-to-date record in Ford’s 20 European markets, hitting the highest level since the truck was first introduced in 1999. Ranger is Europe’s best-selling pickup truck with 30.4% market share, according to the latest data available from the end of May 2019.
Ford of Europe
is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 51,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and consolidated joint ventures and approximately 65,000 people when unconsolidated businesses are included.
In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 23 manufacturing facilities (17 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and six unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.