Ford Sollers

Ford Sollers Holding LLC
Native name
«Форд Соллерс Холдинг» ООО
Private joint venture
Industry Automotive
Founded 1 October 2011
Headquarters Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Key people
Ted Cannis (CEO)[1][2]
Owner Ford Motor Company (50%)
Sollers JSC (50%)

Ford Sollers is a joint venture between the American car manufacturer Ford and the Russian Sollers established in 2011. The purpose is to produce vehicles for Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus locally. [3][4]


On 1 October 2011, the CEO of Ford Alan Mulally and Sollers' general director Vadim Shvetsov announced the creation of an equally owned joint venture called Ford Sollers to produce Ford-branded cars.[3] The new company took control of the Ford's factory in Vsevolozhsk, near Saint Petersburg, (opened in 2002)[4] and two Sollers' factories in Tatastan region, one in Yelabuga and the other in Naberezhny Chelny. The head offices/product development centre were established in Khimki, Moscow.[3]

Ford had already been producing the Mondeo and Focus car lines in Vsevolozhsk, near Saint Petersburg, then the first model produced by the venture in Yelabuga was the Ford Transit. Later, at the same location, started the production of the Kuga, and the Explorer. For the Naberezhny Chelny plant, the Ecosport began in 2014, and the Fiesta began in 2015.[2]


Vsevolozhsk (Saint Petersburg)


Naberezhny Chelny


  1. Gibbs, Nick (7 August 2013). "Ford Sollers CEO races to expand output in Russia to tap growing SUV demand". Automotive News Europe. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. 1 2 Trudell, Craig (14 May 2013). "Ford Short of Russian SUVs Adding EcoSport in 2014". Bloomberg. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 "Ford Sollers, the joint venture business equally-owned by Ford and Sollers, is celebrating its first anniversary". Ford Motor Company. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Vsevolozhsk plant Ford Sollers celebrates its 10th anniversary". 12 July 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
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