Friday, March 30, 2007

New Ford C-max rolls in Saarlouis of the volume

The quantity production of the modified Ford C-MAX is on Monday, 26. March 2007, in the Ford work Saarlouis started. The mayor of the city Saarlouis, Roland Henz, and work leader Jacques Pollenus drove the first vehicle, together from the volume. Ford intends to produce in this year 129,000 units Ford of the C-MAX in Saarlouis.
After the Germany premiere on the automobile fair AMI in Leipzig in April the sales start of the modifzierten Ford C-MAX-generation will be on Saturday, 16 June 2007. Bernhard matte, chairman of the management of the Ford works GmbH stressed: “Ford C-MAX with its many interesting equipment details is the good basis for the fact that the jobs of the Ford coworkers are safe in Saarlouis. Alone in the development and the modernization of the work for Ford the C-MAX we invested 17 million euro in the past months.”
The daily construction volume of the work lies at present with altogether 1,920 units Ford of the focus and the Kompaktvans Ford C-MAX in the three-shift operation around the clock. From the 1,920 vehicles - in the flexible manufacturing-mix - 1,300 Ford are focus in the variants three and Fünftürer as well as tournament (combination) and 620 Ford C-MAX. Thus production is fully working at full capacity for many months.
Extensively revised Ford C-MAX “Ford start kinetic the Design”, interesting new equipment details and a revalued interior with a clearly transformed front portion in. In addition belong an optional panorama glass roof as well as the red diagram of the instruments and the red lighting for all switches and automatic controllers. Convincing driving dynamics, precise handling, direct steering element and safe handling are characteristic of the revised Ford C-MAX. It profited from one around 5 millimeters of widened track width, which makes safe and self-guidance behavior possible which can be controlled simply. Fahrassistenzsysteme such as ABS with electronic braking force distribution (EBD) and safety brake assistant (EBA) as well as the electronic safety and stability program ESP carry important assistance out. A particularly rigid body structure forms the basic structure of passive security in the new Ford C-MAX. “Ford intelligently Protection system” (IPS) covers additionally to the front and Seitenairbags for drivers and front seat passengers also head Schulterairbags for the first and second seat row as well as belt-taut and belt force limiters on the front seats.
Beside three modern Benzinern and three just as strong as economical Duratorq TDCi Turbodieseln - which cover a power spectrum of 66 KW (90 HP) up to 107 KW (145 HP) - stand for Ford the C-MAX also a particularly environmentalcompatible natural gas variant as well as a Flexifuel drive with 1,8 litres capacity to the selection, which with bio ethanol (E85) can be refuelled. As regenerativ sources of energy, which is won from biomass, bio ethanol reduces CO2-Emissionen over up to 80 per cent.
The Ford work Saarlouis is with 6.400 woman employees and coworkers and further 2,000 persons employed in the neighbouring supplier industrial estate the largest employer in the Saarland and the parent plant for the production Ford of the focus, which is manufactured there since August 1998. The portion of the skilled workers in the staff is with 63 per cent.
78 per cent all Ford focus and Ford C-MAX are exported of the Saar into 68 countries, among them Angola, Australia, Jamaica, Japan, Tahiti, Taiwan and New Zealand. The most important foreign markets are Great Britain, Italy and France. While the Kompaktvan Ford C-MAX is produced exclusively in Saarlouis, the other variants Ford of the focus come from Saarlouis, Valencia/Spain and for the Russian market from the work Vsevolozhsk with sank Petersburg, which took up its enterprise in July 2002. As Ford focus C-MAX came the Kompaktvan for the first time on 27 June 2003 in Saarland off the line. By this first version since then in Saarlouis to today altogether 509,000 copies were built.
In Saarlouis since the beginning of the manufacturing on 16 January 1970 over nine million vehicles were produced. The first model was a Ford Escort, it followed Ford Capri, Ford Fiesta and Ford Orion. Record owner in this row is Ford Escort also over 6.5 million in Saarlouis manufactured units.

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