Ford SA’s new plant creates 1 200 jobs

Ford South Africa Silverton Plant in Pretoria.

Ford South Africa on Thursday announced it would be creating 1 200 new jobs as its Silverton Plant in Pretoria as it moves to a 24-hour operation.

The company recently invested R3 billion to expand capacity at the plant.

It will now implement a third shift allowing 24 operating hours each day to meet growing export demand.

“The Automotive Production and Development Programme and the recently announced Automotive Masterplan has a clear programme of doubling employment in the sector – Ford SA in an indication that these ambitions are making progress,” trade, industry and competitions minister Ebrahim Patel said.

 

 


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