May 13, 2008

Check Out This Ford Factory (In Brazil)... And Why The UAW Opposes It

From the Detroit News:

"This state-of-the-art manufacturing complex in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia is not only the centerpiece of Ford's Brazilian turnaround plan, it is also one of the most advanced automobile plants in the world. It is more automated than many of Ford's U.S. factories, and leaner and more flexible than any other Ford facility. It can produce five different vehicle platforms at the same time and on the same line.

Ford sources said it is the sort of plant the company wants in the United States, were it not for the United Auto Workers, which has historically opposed such extensive supplier integration on the factory floor."

And don't miss this video of the Ford plant.


Anonymous said...

This car factory will help producing more cars in a smaller amount of time. People always try to take the easy way out and these factories are the best of both worlds because they can make the most profit from their outsourcing.
Kelly Hour 7

Anonymous said...

I think it is good that they are lowering the price by having their suppliers on site, but it would be best if more plants like this were located in the U.S. because it provides more than 9,000 jobs.
-Garrett J.