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Old 27th May 2010, 19:21   #166
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Awesome GTO. This thread was worth the read
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Old 27th May 2010, 20:04   #167
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I hope so too. Question is : Do other manufacturers have the confidence?
Let us hope Mr. Tata himself takes you around the new Sanand facility

That would be awesome!
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Old 27th May 2010, 22:38   #168
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awesome stuff buddy. i felt i am watching 'Mega Factories' on discovery! great pics coupled with awesome explanation. this thread deserves a 5 star.

i have always wished to see the mahindra & toyota factory. one day i will...
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Old 28th May 2010, 10:47   #169
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Awesome Pictures! . I had an opportunity to attend Plant Training in the Ford chennai plant for a weeks time just a few weeks before the Figo was launched. But we weren't allowed to take cameras or mobiles in :(. But had a really amazing experience over there

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Old 28th May 2010, 14:28   #170
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Well, it's obviously awesome stuff and beautiful and all that. But more than anything else, I envy you!

This thread and bit about the child parts has got me thinking Ford can be considered along with Hyundai and Maruti for an affordable and trouble-free ownership. It has definitely earned Ford a few brownie points in my mind. Which is what Ford probably wants
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Gto,

Thanks for sharing this awesome experience with us. The pics are amazing and it was like a virtual tour for me.
Ford has always maintained optimum quality in its vehicles. The only section that it needs to work on is the service network. Providing child parts for its cars in the market is a big step in crushing the maintenance cost. I hope it takes up the role of training the service center guys a thing or two in being customer centric.

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Old 28th May 2010, 18:23   #172
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Great review GTO - Meticulous as usual. In 1997-98 when hyundai was getting into india, I had a chance to visit the Hyundai Motor Parent Plants in Korea and also be a part of a Time and Motion Study Group. It was amazing the size and scale of those. Your report brought back the memories. The report has all the trappings of a trainer hidden inside (unless you are already one). Cheers and Thanks
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Old 29th May 2010, 14:40   #173
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Hi GTO,

Really impressed with your detail report with nice pictures. I think Ford India is getting all ancillary parts from locally made manufacturers.

How about detail reports of Ford SUV endeavour, I have Mercury Grand Marquis which is another brand of Ford, V8 engine. It is sheer pleasure driving 8 cyl. luxury American cars. I wish to see this segment of luxury cars should also enter Indian market.

Would love to see more Assembly line pictures and details, if possible visit Ford SUV assembly line and other manufacturers in Madras.

BTW where Ford India factory location is? is it in Ambattur Indust. area.

Cheers!
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Impressive, a insight into the making of car from the scratch. Thanks GTO
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a tuly comprehensive post GTO !! The Ford lines look excellent ! Hats off to the effort you put into this one as well !!
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awesome mate ! awesome appreciate your work. keep it coming
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Wow this is an exceptional thread. Your review is just as crisp as the company is.
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I was just thinking can we have the thread parked. So that it servers as a reckoner for anyone interested on car manufacturing processes.

I just got to know thro a friend that this thread is being circulated among the Ford people for them to read and enjoy.
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BTW where Ford India factory location is? is it in Ambattur Indust. area.
No, It is located in the Chennai-Tindivanam Highway near Maraimalai Nagar. A few KM's before Mahindra City.
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In 1997-98 when hyundai was getting into india
A friend's friend was supplying headlamps to Hyundai, and he had some stories to tell. The Hyundai plant in Chennai was apparently set up in record time. Even senior Korean engineers were located onsite and they practically worked 18 hours a day. Anyone who said they were "tired" were given the slip. I'm a fan of Hyundai's aggressive style of functioning, as well as their undeterred focus.

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How about detail reports of Ford SUV endeavour,
Please search within the forum, Vintagepoint. We have several testdrive / ownership reports of the Endeavour.
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