The Ford Fiesta Production In Cologne Has Reached 6 Million Units
Ford celebrates production of six million Fiesta units in 31 years. The copy number six million came out from the German plant gates in Cologne.
The Ford plant from Cologne produced copy number six million. The plant from Germany working since 1979 with its counterpart from Valencia for the production of the mini class at Ford. This year, Ford Fiesta has become the best selling car at the European level, surpassing the Volkswagen Golf.
“The Fiesta success speaks for itself. Its innovative design combined with state-of-the-art technology continues to be a great hit with customers. To achieve six million units of production is a great milestone for Niehl, and one that everyone at the plant should be justly proud of achieving. This is not just a success for Ford, but also for Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia and Germany.”, said Ken Macfarlane, the vice president of Ford Europe.
Around 4,300 employees are currently producing 1,885 Ford Fiesta and Ford Fusion models daily in a flexible three-shift-system at the Niehl site. In 2009, the plant manufactured 406,200 cars in total – 350,500 Fiestas and 55,700 Fusions. About 80 % of the plant’s total vehicle production is exported. The new Ford Fiesta debuted in production at German plant in August 2008.
The Fiesta will begin to arrive in dealer showrooms in North America during the second quarter of 2010.