Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ford to produce Ranger pickup truck in Thailand from mid-year


Ford Motor Company on Wednesday announced plans to start production of its new Ranger pickup model in Thailand by mid-2011, barring major disruptions in parts supplies from disaster-hit Japan.
Ford, which has a joint venture with Mazda Motor Corp to manufacture one-ton pickup trucks in Thailand, has been monitoring the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters in Japan to see how they impact the flow of automotive parts from Japan-based suppliers to their factory in Thailand.