Newsline-National | March 2015
Ford´s investment in India to aid nonwoven usage
Global automobile giant Ford will invest in a new integrated manufacturing facility in Sanand, India. Ford will invest one billion US dollars to set up an integrated manufacturing facility, which will produce latest models by June 2015. With the investment of one billion dollars, Ford´s total investment in India will be about two billion US dollars.
Sanand´s facility will be on a 450-acre campus. The plant will have an annual capacity of 240,000 automobile units. In addition to manufacturing automobiles, the plant will also produce engines with an annual capacity of 270,000. On an average about 40 pounds of nonwoven and technical textiles are used in modern automobiles, which will enable additional nonwoven capacity utilisation in India.
By: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, USA