Where does Ford get their raw materials?

I’m a huge Ford fan, but I recently read an article that many of its raw materials are sourced from overseas. While it doesn’t make a huge difference to me, I still am curious about the production process. Where do Ford’s raw materials come from?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
In an effort to keep production costs and pricing low, Ford sources raw materials from all over the globe, including North America, Asia, and Europe. To satisfy your curiosity, here’s where Ford gets the components to assemble its vehicles:
  • Summit Plastics in Nanjing, China: Instrument panel components
  • Dee Zee in Des Moines, Iowa: Running boards
  • Warn Industries in Clackamas, Oregon: Axle assemblies
  • Chaidneme in Bogota, Colombia: Mufflers and exhaust systems
  • Autoliv in Stockholm, Sweden: Airbags
  • Flex-N-Gate Seeburn in Ontario, Canada: Door hinges and arms
  • NHK Spring in Shiga-ken, Japan: Suspension stabilizer linkages
  • U-Shin Europe in Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary: Steering columns
  • Valeo Electric and Electronic Systems in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland: Starter assemblies
  • Webasto Roof & Components in Schierling, Germany: Sliding sunroofs
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