19 Jan 2011 18:57

Ford doubles output in Russia in 2010

MOSCOW. Jan 19 (Interfax) - Ford Motor Company almost doubled output at its factory in Russia's Leningrad region in 2010.

The company, which saw output plummet 37.5% to 41,000 cars in 2009, produced 80,390 Focus and Mondeo in 2010, its spokeswoman, Yekaterina Kulinenko, told Interfax.

"We're not disclosing the 2011 targets, but, with its own factory in Russia, Ford is able to react to market demand flexibly enough," she said.

The plant is likely to start producing the new Mondeo this year, after the summer holidays, she said.

The plant, which is in the city of Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad region, produces the 3- and 5-door, estate and sedan versions of the Focus, and the Mondeo sedan. Its capacity is 125,000 cars and it has 2,700 staff.