Hermosillo, Sonora – It's been 30 years since Ford arrived to Sonora, Mexico to establish one of its most ambitious projects: Ford's Stamping and Assembly Plant in Hermosillo (HSAP). Three decades later, we celebrate the achievements of this plant in Mexico.
Recently there was a ceremony to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the plant, which special guests such as government authorities, employees, suppliers and journalists were invited to attend. Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant prepared a commemorative video for the anniversary and, during the ceremony, a time capsule was saved on-site. It will be opened in November 2026 for the facility’s 40th anniversary.
"Our commitment to Mexican talent is to contribute to their professional development,” said José Islas, Ford of Mexico manufacturing director. “Above all, we look for passionate people; the experience they get in the company prepares them for any global company challenge"
HSAP was the first plant in Mexico to produce luxury vehicles, starting in 2012 with the production of the Lincoln MKZ. Furthermore, HSAP is the only plant in Mexico that produces hybrid vehicles (Fusion Hybrid & Lincoln MKZ Hybrid). Since 2012, when Fusion and Lincoln MKZ started production at the plant, an average of 260,000 and 38,000 vehicles have been annually exported, respectively, supplying the United States, Canada, Latin America, Korea, the Middle East and Africa.
The production volume of these models – combined with the production of Ford Fiesta in Cuautitlán – makes Mexico the fourth largest producer of vehicles for the company.
"The challenge has always been to be at the forefront in the production of our vehicles,” said Gabriel López, president and CEO of Ford of Mexico. “The 30th anniversary of Ford's Hermosillo plant is a clear example that including innovation, technology and Mexican talent are key to our competitiveness and to producing better cars that are more relevant to our customers."
"For Sonora, it is an honor to have a company such as Ford with 114 hectares [of land], 3,000 employees, a large supplier base and the assembly of 1,450 vehicles a day in three shifts,” said Claudia Pavlovich, governor of Sonora, México. “This is the result of the effort, work and dedication of a great team."