Ford Motor Company Philippines Marks 75,000 Export Milestone
MANILA – 16 December 2010
Ford Motor Company Philippines (FMCP) recently celebrated the 75,000th vehicle manufactured for export from its Santa Rosa manufacturing facility. The milestone was reached with a new Ford Focus that was part the latest batch of exports bound for ASEAN markets.
FMCP’s export business has grown significantly through November, increasing 42 percent from the same period last year to 9,092 Ford and Mazda vehicles. Exports this year have accounted for roughly half of FMCP’s total production volume, worth a cumulative export value of more than US$950 million.
"Everyone at FMCP is proud to continue building on the success of our export program here in the Philippines, and passing the 75,000th unit milestone is a significant achievement for all of us,” said FGP President Randy Krieger. “The continued export demand for the Ford and Mazda vehicles from our Santa Rosa facility is driven by the world-class quality and safety that our Filipino workforce delivers, and an ongoing commitment to excellence."
As the first and only volume exporter of vehicles from the Philippines, FMCP has supplied the Ford Focus, Ford Escape and Mazda3 to ASEAN markets that include Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia since 2002.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 163,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, production of which has been announced by the company to be ending in the fourth quarter of 2010. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.