Feb 19, 2019

Ford scales back in South America

Ford has said it will close a factory in Brazil after more than 50 years as it stops selling heavy commercial trucks in South America. Lyle Watters, president of Ford of South America, said Ford remained "Committed" to the South American region. In addition to the Sao Bernardo closure, Ford recently stopped making its Focus car in Argentina. The Sao Bernardo do Campo facility currently produces Ford Cargo trucks, F Series pick-ups and the Fiesta car. The Sao Bernardo do Campo assembly plant is one of two Ford factories in Brazil and has been operational since 1967.

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