Ford Sollers has started using Russian plastic in Focus and Fiesta

Ford Sollers has started using Russian plastic in Focus and Fiesta

Zr.ru – Ford Sollers is localising the plastic details used in models it manufactures in Russia. The equipment of domestic details has started with Focus and Fiesta models.

According to zr.ru portal, 86 plastic details are being procured within Russia currently, at Ford Sollers factories. The figure will have risen to 150 by the year-end, according to the expectations. The details will be used in components such as; bumpers, dashboards, air pipes, skeleton elements and heating-ventilation systems.

While Kazan based Tathimplast supplies Ford Sollers with plastic raw materials, the details are manufactured by Nizhny-Novgorod Magna Automotive Rus and Luga Faurecia Interior plants.

Ford Sollers also plans to shift to Russian steel completely, before the end of 2016. The current localisation rate of the company in this field is 75%.

Finally, operations will commence at the newly built Elabuga engine factory of Ford Sollers, before the end of the year. 85, 105 and 120 hp, 1.6 litres engines will be produced at the factory, for Fiesta, EcoSport and Focus models.