Key Milestones

Key Milestones

  • October, 2011 — Ford Motor Company and Sollers announce the start of operations of their 50-50 joint venture in Russia, Ford Sollers;
  • January, 2012 — The 500,000th car — a Ford Focus — rolls off the production line at the Ford Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk near St. Petersburg;
  • July, 2012 — Ford Sollers announces the extension of its model range produced at the Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga. The Kuga, S-MAX, Galaxy and Explorer are assembled on the assembly line of the plant on the territory of the Alabuga Special Economic Zone;
  • April, 2013 — The first full-production Explorer rolls off the assembly line at the Ford Sollers Elabuga Assembly Plant in the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • May, 2013 — Ford Sollers is accelerates its plan to expand in the Russian market by announcing it is building a $274 million (10 billion Russian Roubles) engine plant in Elabuga in Tatarstan. First engines will be built in 2015;
  • June, 2013 — Ford Sollers Vsevolozhsk plant started production of the special 20th anniversary series of Ford Mondeo;
  • June, 2013 — More than one million Russian customers chose Ford vehicles in the past decade;
  • July, 2013 — Ford wins the prestigious JATO CO2 award in Russia;
  • September, 2013 — Ford Sollers receives a special award “For success in the development of the Russian market.” The award was announced at the “Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia” awards ceremony in Moscow, which took place during the COMTRANS 2013 commercial vehicle show;
  • September, 2013 — Ford Sollers announces the creation of an R&D center in Russia;
  • October, 2013 — Ford Sollers has announced the start of full-cycle production of the Ford Kuga at its plant in Elabuga in the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • December 2013 — Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga started production of multifunctional midsize crossover Ford Edge;
  • April 2014 — Ford Transit won the prestigious Vehicle of the Year in Russia award 2014;
  • May 2014 — The new Ford Transit Custom — launched at Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga;
  • August 2014 — Ford Sollers announced launch of the new Ford Transit production at its plant in Elabuga;
  • October 2014 — The 700,000th Ford car is produced at Ford Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk;
  • November 2014 — Ford Sollers launched global social project Ford Driving Skills for Life in Russia;
  • December 2014 — Ford EcoSport production was launched at the modernized Ford Sollers plant in Naberezhnye Chelny in the presence of Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation;
  • April 2015 — Ford Sollers announces the launch of the full cycle all-new Mondeo production at its re-equipped plant in Vsevolozhsk;
  • April 2015 — All-new Ford Transit launched into full-cycle production in Elabuga;
  • April 2015 — Ford Transit Custom wins the prestigious Car of the Year in Russia award 2015;
  • May 2015 — Ford Sollers presents new line-up of special vehicles based on Ford Transit;
  • June 2015 — Ford Sollers launches production of Ford Fiesta at its plant in Naberezhnye Chelny;
  • July 2015 — Ford Sollers starts production of the new Focus at its Vsevolozhsk Plant;
  • September, 2015 — Ford Sollers launched the first engine plant of a foreign brand in Russia
  • September, 2015 — New Ford Transit became the winner in the nomination “Van/LCV of the Year” within the prestigious award “The Best Commercial Car of the Year in Russia”
  • October, 2015 — Fifth-thousand’ Ford Fiesta rolled off the production line of the modernized Ford Sollers plant in Naberezhnye Chelny
  • October, 2015 — The first car equipped with the local engine produced at new engine plant in Elabuga rolled off the conveyor of Ford Sollers plant in Naberezhnye Chelny
  • December, 2015 — Production of Ford Transit with average wheel base on full cycle technology started in Elabuga
  • February, 2016 — Ford Sollers presented the new Ford Focus on gas produced at the plant in Vsevolozhsk
  • March, 2016 — Ford Sollers creates new Transit-centers in Russia
  • March, 2016 — The fifth-thousand’ engine rolled off the conveyor of the modernized engine plant in Elabuga
  • March, 2016 — Within the prestigious automobile ceremony Grand Prix “Za Rulem” Ford Sollers company was awarded in the nomination “For the Contribution to Russia”
  • April, 2016 — The tenth-thousand’ Ford Fiesta rolled off the conveyor of the modernized Ford Sollers plant in Naberezhnye Chelny
  • April, 2016 — Within the IV annual national program “The Best Social Projects” Ford Sollers company was awarded in the prestigious category “Corporate Projects” for implementation of the Driving Skills for Life Academy in Russia. Official website of the program: https://dsfl.ru/. Link to the group in ВКОНТАКТЕ: http://vk.com/academyford
  • April, 2016 — Ford Transit became the most popular light commercial vehicle among foreign brands in Russia according to the Association of European Businesses (AEB)
  • May, 2016 — At the modernized Ford Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk the 60-thousand Ford Mondeo was produced, which marked the 15 anniversary of the model in the Russian market.
  • June, 2016 — Ford Sollers opened a new full-service dealership “Ford Center Siberia” in Novosibirsk
  • 22-Jun-16 — Ford Sollers will deliver to Kazakhstan a batch of 40 medical cars on the basis of new Ford Transit
  • 14-Jul-16 — Ford Sollers announces the beginning of Ford vehicles produced in Russia’delivery to Armenia, which will become the third export market for the company, after Kazakhstan and Republic of Belarus.
  • 26-Jul-16 — The 100-thousand anniversary Ford vehicle rolled of the production line of the modernized Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga
  • 16-Aug-16 — The 10-thousand Ford EcoSport rolled off the conveyor of the Ford Sollers plant in Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan.
  • 3-Oct-16 — Ford Sollers celebrates its 5-year anniversary from the moment of the beginning its production in Russia.
  • 18-Oct-16 — Ford Sollers announces the new strategy of service of vehicles and starts a new service network Ford Quick Lane in Russia.
  • 5-Dec-16 — Ford Sollers starts launch of new Ford Kuga launch at the plant in Elabuga.
  • 14-Feb-17 — Ford Sollers launched new series Fiesta and Focus White and Black
  • 20-Feb-17 — Ford Sollers launches new van-refrigerator on Ford Transit basis in Russia
  • 9-Mar-17 — Ford Sollers delivered a batch of school buses on Transit base to Tatarstan
  • 15-Mar-17 — Ford Sollers started printing the details of assembly line for Russian plants on 3D printer
  • 21-Mar-17 — 25 000th engine produced at Ford Sollers Elabuga plant
  • 17-Apr-17 — Ford Sollers opened first service centers of new network Ford Quick Lane in Russia
  • 21-Apr-17 — Ford Sollers receives “Za Rulem” Grand Prix award in recognition of its commercial vehicle line-up and the creation of a Research and Development Center in Russia
  • 26-Apr-17 — New Kuga and Ford Focus recognized best cars in its class and got two Awards at ‘Car of the Year in Russia – 2017
  • 5-Jun-17 — 45 ambulance cars on Ford Transit basis were delivered to medical institutions in Kazan
  • 28-Jun-17 — 30 000th Ford engine produced in Russia
  • 10-Jul-17 — Ford Sollers Vsevolozhsk plant celebrates its 15th anniversary
  • 20-Jul-17 — Localization of Ford engine produced in Russia amounted to 78%
  • 2-Aug-17 — More than 1,500 Novice Drivers and School Bus Drivers Graduate from Ford Driving Skills for Life Academy in Russia
  • 28-Aug-17 — Ford Sollers Presents Ford Telematics ™ Telemetry Service for Fleet Management
  • 18-Sep-17 — Ford Sollers delivered 675 Transit vans to Russian Post
  • 16-Nov-17 — Ford Sollers expands Ford Quick Lane service network to 22 centers in Russia
  • 30-Nov-17 — Ford Sollers with the support of Ford Fund launches in Russia the educational project of the dual education system in the Mechatronics specialty
  • 21-Dec-17 — Ford Sollers mastered independent 3D design of welding equipment
  • 16-Feb-18 — Ford Sollers & Sberbank created a “multiservice office” for Russian villages on the base of Ford Transit
  • 26-Feb-18 — Ford Sollers equips employees of Russian plants with AR glasses
  • 7-May-18 — Ford Sollers held a training for ambulance drivers in Kazan on the eve of the 18 FIFA World Cup.
  • 14-May-18 — Ford Sollers announces the opening of a new metal production in Tatarstan 
  • 14-Jun-18 — 150,000th car manufactured at Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga
  • 22-Aug-18 — Ford Sollers announces the opening of its certified partner “ST Alabuga” to produce special versions of Ford Transit on the territory of “Alabuga” SEZ
  • 5-Oct-18 — 20,000th Ford EcoSport produced at the Ford Sollers plant in Naberezhnye Chelny
  • 17-Oct-18 — 700,000th Ford Focus of Russian production went off the assembly line in Vsevolozhsk
  • 22-Oct-18 — Ford Sollers introduces new versions of Ford Transit for the Russian market
  • 16-Nov-18 — Ford Sollers has completed the second stage of the dual education program in Russia with Ford Fund support
  • 20-Nov-18 — 20 000th Ford Explorer produced at Ford Sollers in Elabuga
  • 26-Nov-18 — 5th anniversary Ford Driving Skills For Life trainings were held in Siberia
  • 26-Nov-18 — the 55,000th engine of the local production assembled at the Ford Sollers plant in Tatarstan
  • 1-Feb-19 — Ford Sollers announces start of sales of Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo and Ford Kuga of the new Ultra Comfort series.
  • 6-Feb-19 — Ford Sollers has released a new special version of the Ford Transit with a telescopic tower
  • 12-Feb-19 — 75,000th Ford Kuga produced at Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga
  • 22-Feb-19 — Ford Sollers has released a special low-roof version of Ford Transit for cash-in-transit services