Ford invites 40 of the biggest car traders to Romania
On this occasion, Ford representatives will make a short presentation of the company's plans of turning the plant into a state-of-the-art production center.
"However, at the conference, we will not announce additional investments or details on our plans," said Fleming.
At the beginning of this year, at the same time with the takeover of the Craiova-based plant, Ford Europe confirmed that the commercial vehicle Ford Transit Connect would be manufactured in the Craiova-based plant, as of mid-2009. The company confirmed that in 2010 will start the production only in Craiova of a new small class model, which will not be, hoverer, the new Fiesta model.
Through an investment of 675 million euros, Ford committed to turning the Craiova-based plant into a state-of-the-art production center. The modernization works of the plant have already started. The projects include the establishment of a new section of production of car bodies, upgrade and expansion of capacity and flexibility of dye works section and the equipment of finishing areas and the retouch section of the assembly department.
Ford Europe is dealing with the production, sales and service operations for the cars of Ford brand on 51 markets, including Russia and Turkey.