Ford Craiova to install 190 new robots, hire 900 for production of EcoSport SUV model

roboti fordUS car producer Ford will install 190 new robots at the Ford Craiova plant, which will produce the EcoSport SUV model starting this fall. For this purpose, the company will also hire 900 extra staff, says Business-Review.eu.

According to company representatives, production lines are currently being modified in preparation for the start of production. The section producing the bodies of cars, which currently have 320 robots that support the production of B-MAX, is currently undergoing major changes, due to the fact that 190 new multifunctional robots are about to be installed, and this will have major quantitative and qualitative contributions on the final products. Almost half of the investment announced for the launch of production of the EcoSport model is used for the section producing car bodies, one of the most technologically advanced sections in Ford’s global production system.

The general assembly plant section saw the extension of one of its lines. Currently, the section delivers a B-Max car every 100 seconds.

The trim line was also extended, leaving space for the new work stations needed for the manufacturing of the EcoSport model. Moreover, the chain conveyor at a median level was extended with 20 to 30 meters and a new elevator was installed.

 

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