Video: #OurFordStory 100th Anniversary

Ford South Africa is approaching its 100th anniversary in November this year – a remarkable achievement complemented by a long list of major milestones, records, and awards.

To celebrate Ford’s Centenary, we have several exciting events and activities planned. To kick off the festivities, we invite your readers to watch our first #OurFordStory video (, which highlights Ford’s century-long journey in South Africa. This remarkable journey began with our first manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth (now Gqeberha) in the 1920s, pioneering the local motor industry. Over the years, we’ve introduced a series of iconic vehicles that shaped the country’s vibrant automotive culture.

Our firm commitment to the country and its people is underscored by our ongoing investments in our manufacturing operations. This dedication has solidified our prominent position within Ford’s global manufacturing network, making us one of South Africa’s top vehicle exporters, and a significant contributor to employment and job creation in the region.

Throughout this exceptional journey, our dedicated employees have been instrumental in our success. Join us as we celebrate our rich history and proud legacy, and look ahead to many more decades of innovation, and giving back to the people of South Africa.