Ford Commits Rs 1,300 Cr in New Technology & Business Hub in Chennai (Download PDF)


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United States car company Ford Motor plans to invest ($ 195 million) Rs 1,300crore in a new global technology and business hub in Chennai for developing a mobility solutions, hub and product development and business services center for India and world. New Global Technology and Business Centre will be the third such global product development centre for the company in the Asia Pacific region.

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Key Aspects

  • Ford to hire 3,000 skilled workers over the next 5 years for the new centre.
  • 9,000 employees operating from various leased spaces in the city.
  • Global Business Services (GBS) started in 1990 with 20 people will have 12,000 people by 2020.
  • Chennai facility will become Ford’s second-largest centre of employment globally after Dearborn, Michigan in the US.
  • For Ford, India is not only a vibrant market for cars and new mobility ideas; it is also rich in creativity, talent, and technical expertise- new centre to attract the best and brightest.
  • GBS teams in India will provide Ford locations around the world expertise in areas such as:

    • Information technology
    • Finance & accounting
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Sales and service
    • Data analytics

About Ford:

  • Ford is an American multinational automaker.
  • It has a number of joint-ventures:

    • One in China (Changan Ford)
    • One in Taiwan (Ford Lio Ho)
    • One in Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand)
    • One in Turkey (Ford Otosan)
    • One in Russia (Ford Sollers)
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Founded: 1903
  • Founder: Henry ford
  • Headquarters: Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
  • Products:

    • Automobiles
    • Luxury Vehicles
    • Automotive parts
  • Services:

    • Vehicle leasing
    • Vehicle service
    • Automotive finance

- Published/Last Modified on: November 8, 2016

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