Before federal authorities and the government of the State of Mexico, Ford Motor Company officially inaugurated the Global Technology and Business Center: GTBC (Global Technology and Business Center, for its abbreviation in English).
Designed with a sustainable, holistic, advanced and inclusive approach, GTBC can hold up to 9 thousand associates In a hybrid action plan, there is 19 hectares of land in which 4.3 hectares designated as a protected ecological area and 170 million square meters2 constructional which integrates two main buildings: one that will be the headquarters of the corporate offices, with a capacity that will allow talent to grow behind the oval, another building for the largest automotive engineering center in Mexico and one of the most important in Latin One from America.
Ford’s new headquarters in Mexico is much more than a new campus with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology, conceived to create an ecosystem that fosters collaboration and innovation as an essential part of Ford Motor’s global transformation. provides convenience. company.
Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Company, said, “We want our entire team to always be proud to belong to Ford, therefore, we have always wanted to provide them with a space that is dedicated to their well-being, professional and personal development. Show our commitment.” , “That’s why we’ve built a people-centred campus that has all the important qualities to make a life experience, not just a work experience.”
“The site is aligned with the latest trends in individual and collaborative work within a hybrid work model, to provide the best possible experience for our team of colleagues,” confirmed Stuart Rowley, executive director of the Office of Transformation and Quality.
Mexico as Global Business Solutions Center
Since its arrival in Mexico more than 97 years ago, the Blue Oval Company has been characterized by its commitment to creating jobs in the country. Under the global transformation and modernization plan of the business model, GTBC consists of associates who work to lead key functions for the corporation in strategic areas: product development, supply chain, marketing and sales, after sales, information , HR, Finance, among others.
From 2021, the year Ford de México was selected as one of the three Global Business Solutions Centers, the region has increased its talent appeal 850 new professionals. it’s growth 2.5 times more Compared to the initial objective and it shows that Ford of Mexico has great growth opportunities.
During 2021 and 2022, Ford de Mexico has contributed 58 projects Automation as per Ford+ plan1 achieving an estimated lifetime savings of more than $175 million dollars.
“The decision to create a Global Technology and Business Center in Mexico was thanks to the belief that the corporation has in Mexican talent, characterized by the qualities of quality and capacity for innovation, transformation of business models and contributing to modernization efforts. To do business,” said Laura Castro, Director of the Center for Global Solutions in Mexico. “At GTBC we will focus on collaborating, as well as simplifying our processes and designing automated solutions from Mexico to the world. We will focus on harnessing the maximum potential of our talent.”
This new campus is an integral part of Ford Motor Company’s global engineering network and is an ideal location for automotive development.
at Ford’s Engineering Center in Mexico. staff of more than 2,800 engineersis currently largest in mexico and one of most important in latin america, This is why the product development team Ford has become a global benchmark in the creation of innovation ideas and patents among the engineering centers of the world.
Ford’s engineering and product development team in Mexico covers a broad spectrum of disciplines and specialties, from the planning, design and computer-assisted engineering phases to full-scale validation and launch.
To this end, there are recreational spaces that encourage creativity from the early part of a project, with measurement and prototyping equipment, laboratories, an experimental garage, product design and testing facilities, among other facilities that allow us to continue innovation. Will give products and services with the most advanced technology.
Within the equipment for physical tests, the center includes environmental and solar simulation chambers, electrodynamic equipment for vibration, 3D trajectory tracking via cameras and artificial vision, robots, materials analysis, a hexapod for testing fuel, among other technologies. is equipped. ,
In the areas of software development and electronic modules, these laboratories integrate state-of-the-art technology for the design and validation of future electrical architectures, including sophisticated simulators and test equipment for electronic systems.
“We are very proud that any Ford vehicle around the world includes Mexican engineering talent,” said Marcos Perez, Director of Product Development in Mexico.
commitment to community
Ford has always had a strong commitment to the communities in which it operates, which is why, with the development of this new campus in the state of Mexico, the company worked closely with local authorities to implement infrastructure and accessibility. has provided. Facilities Public electricity, drainage, construction of roads which with this new development will allow faster and easier connections to the rest of the municipality.
For Ford, sustainability and caring for the environment are a priority, which is why the municipality of Naukalpan will have 4 of the new facilities..3 hectare designated as area protected ecological Where the company has started afforestation session with endemic species.
On the other hand, a gabion wall is developed, largest of its kind In Latin AmericaWhich would allow water to be filtered towards the ravine in its natural course to prevent its erosion and feed local river banks and dams.
In addition, among other actions in favor of the environment, new gtbc shall discharge the wastewater into a treatment plant owned by the developer of the area, thus considered a site zero dischargeBecause nothing will go in the drains of the Municipal Corporation.
“These actions are just one part of the brand’s sustainability plan, where Ford is committed to giving back what it gives us, not only to the community, but to the planet, while demonstrating that innovation is the anchor of its vision.” Not only for vehicles, but also for the environment, people and their future”, confirmed Ford Land Mexico director Ludivina Osorio, who led the campus construction project.
continues to grow
“having the ability to hold Up to 9,000 collaborators in a hybrid action planOpens up the possibility of expanding cooperation with universities, and expanding the brand’s operations in the country. We are very pleased with this challenge, the opportunities we see in the future for Ford of Mexico are many”, highlighted Carlos Valdez, Director of Human Resources.
With operations beginning at this new location and looking forward to the future, Ford today is looking for new talent more than ever before.
“97 years ago we arrived in Mexico as the first automotive assembly plant in the country and today, we support the importance of the region to our company on a global scale, our ability to bet on innovation, society and a better future and human reaffirm the commitment to progress. ”, said Luz Elena del Castillo, President and CEO of Ford of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America and the Caribbean. “Thanks to the talent and capability shown by our employees in Mexico, the country is the country of quality and Has become a benchmark for productivity. The work they do on a day-to-day basis is not only unique, but has a huge impact on Ford’s global operations.”
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