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More SA-built Fords on way: R125-million Silverton upgrade

2017-06-07 07:30

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Pretoria – Ford has invested more than R125-million to upgrade the 3000-metre vehicle conveyor system at its Silverton factory in Pretoria.

The upgrade will increase production capacity for the locally-built Ford Ranger and Everest.

More capacity

The investment forms part of the automaker's expansion plans to increase the factory's capacity by 22% from 27 jobs-per-hour to 33 jobs-per-hour by January 2018.

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The new conveyor system, means fewer delays in production and, says Ford SA, "an increase in the number of vehicles manufactured for the South African market, as well as for export to 148 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa".

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