Ford Transit Production Reaches 7 Million

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Almost 50 years after it was originally launched, Ford Motor Company today announced production of the seven millionth Transit van. Knowing the number is a little tricky to understand, Ford gave us a simpler explanation: if all those vans were stretched bumper to bumper, one after the other, they would reach all the way from London to Syndey.
The milestone was celebrated at the official opening today of a new Transit assembly plant in Nanchang, China, attended by Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally.

“The Ford Transit plays a significant role in the lives and jobs of millions of people,” Mulally said. “From getting workers to a building site, to delivering important packages, or even rushing a patient to the hospital, people all over the world rely on Ford Transits to get the job done.”
“The Ford Transit continues to innovate, helping customers carry more goods, reduce their running costs and arrive reliably and safely at their destination,” Mulally added.

Transit production first expanded beyond Europe in 1997 with new facilities in Nanchang, China, and Hai Duong, Vietnam. This has accelerated the pace of Transit sale from 4 million in 2000, to 5 in 2005 and 6 in 2010.

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