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Assembly Video – Ford China

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Here is a really nice video that follows a vehicle through the assembly process. During our trip we didn’t see welding robots, and because they’re not metal parts we didn’t see e-coat in the paint shop of Continental Structural Plastics in Carey, OH. We did see the stamping of body panels, not shown in this video. We did see the roof liner being inserted in the Ford Rouge plant (though given the large number of things being done, you won’t likely have that particular step in your memory). In any case much of this video should now be familiar. Oh, and China is not much different from the U.S. It’s driven first and foremost by quality and speed considerations, not by labor costs.

NYTimes video