Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - Ford Argentina celebrated its 100th anniversary of continuous presence in the country with the visit by Bill Ford, the great grandson of American industrialist Henry Ford and Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company.
At the event held at the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires, Ford recalled a century of innovations introduced by the company, which pioneered the development of the automotive industry for the Argentine people. More than two hundred representatives from the most relevant media attended the event, along with senior executive members of Ford Motor Company, including Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company COO, Ziad Ojakli, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Relationships, and Steven Armstrong, the President of Ford South America.
In the morning before meeting with Vice President of Argentina in faculty of President Mr. Amado Boudou,As part of his visit to the country, Mr. Ford also went to the Ford plant located in General Pacheco, where he was warmly welcomed by employees.nd representatives from SMATA (Trade Union for Mechanics and Related Motor Vehicle Jobs). At the plant, Ford saw the production lines for the global Focus and Ranger vehicles, both of which are produced in Argentina as part of the company’s efforts to build global vehicles in the country. Seventy percent of the total production of both vehicles at the General Pacheco plant is intended for export to Latin American markets.
Ford left a memento of his visit to the stamping and assembly plants by signing the bodywork of a new Focus vehicle which was specially designated for safekeeping to record the milestone of Ford Argentina’s next 100 years of history.
“We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ford Argentina not only to honor our past, but also to inspire our future,” said Ford, who came to Argentina to usher in the next 100 years of the Ford Motor Company in the country.