2013 Ford Focus to be produced in surprising location
Automakers across the globe are building vehicles in the local market for the local market. This strategy works well by minimizing currency fluctuations and the employment of local workers allows the automaker to play politics effectively. Just as Hyundai builds its US cars here (in Alabama), Ford builds cars for the Asian market in Asia. Thailand is the world’s 12th largest automaker nation despite its size. It has recently become a hot spot of manufacturing for Southeast Asia with 6 of the world’s largest automakers moving or expanding operations in the nation. Ford is now significantly expanding its operations there.