Ford Motor Company Partners with Government to Launch Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone in Pretoria

  • Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (SEZ) officially launched by South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa
  • As an automotive supplier industrial park, the SEZ will play a significant role in bolstering investment and job creation in the local economy
  • First phase launched on 81 ha of land adjacent to Ford Silverton Assembly Plant, with nine suppliersexpressing keen interest, which will create approximately 7 000 jobs. Once complete, the SEZ will span 162 ha and contribute to an estimated 70 000 jobs in the total value chain
  • Tshwane Automotive SEZ will be instrumental in enabling Ford’s future expansion opportunities, while improving production efficiencies

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has embarked on a landmark public-private partnership with National, Provincial and Local Government to facilitate the creation of the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (SEZ) adjacent to Ford’s Silverton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Pretoria, which was today officially launched by South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Tshwane Automotive SEZ is an automotive component supplier industrial park that will play a significant role in bolstering further investment and job creation in the local economy. It will also be instrumental in enabling future expansion opportunities for Ford’s local operations.

“The launch of the Tshwane Automotive SEZ is a milestone achievement following five years of engagement between Ford Motor Company and government, specifically the Department of Trade and Industry,” says Neale Hill, MD of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa. “It is an exceptionally proud moment for Ford to have partnered with South African government in the creation and development of the Tshwane Automotive SEZ, as an enabler for economic development for the Gauteng Province, City of Tshwane and the surrounding communities...

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