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Ford India Private Limited
Type Subsidiary
Founded October 1995 (as Mahindra Ford India Limited)
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Key people Mr. Michael Boneham, President and Managing Director
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Employees 10,000
Parent Ford Motor Company

Ford Ikon

Ford India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company in India. Ford India Private Limited's head quarters are located in Chengalpattu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It currently is the 6th largest car maker in India after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra and Chevrolet.


Ford Endeavour

Ford Fiesta

The modern Ford India Private Limited began production in 1996, although the roots trace back to 1907 when the Model A was launched. Its manufacturing facilities are in Maraimalai Nagar near Chennai. Ford India Private Limited began production in 1926, but was shut down in 1954. Production began again with the joint venture Mahindra Ford India Limited (MFIL) in October 1995, a 50-50 venture with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Ford Motor Company increased its interest to 72% in March 1998 and renamed the company Ford India Private Limited.[1]

Corporate Governance

The management team of Ford India comprises of Michael Boneham (President & Managing Director), Sandip Sanyal (Executive Director - Operations), Nigel E. Wark (Executive Director, Marketing, Sales and Service), Kuljit Rana (Vice President, Finance & Whole time Director) Vairamani Pandiyan (Vice President, HR).

Manufacturing Facilities

FIPL's main manufacturing plant has a capacity of 100,000 vehicles annually and is located in Maraimalai Nagar, 45 km from Chennai. As its new hatchback Figo was launched in March 2010,[2] Ford Motor Company has invested $500 million to double capacity of the plant to 200,000 vehicles annually and setting up a facility to make 250,000 engines annually.[3][4]



  1. Ford Endeavour (Launched 2004)
  2. Ford Fiesta (Launched 2005)
  3. Ford Figo (Launched 2010)


  1. Ford Ikon (1999-2010)
  2. Ford Escort (1996–2001)
  3. Ford Mondeo (2001–2006)
  4. Ford Fusion (2004–2010)

Sales and Service Network

As of April 2011, FIPL has more than 170 dealerships across 107 cities in 22 states and 3 Union Territories of India.

Sales Performance

In the year 2010, FIPL recorded sales of 83,887 vehicles against 29,488 vehicles sold during the year 2009 and registered a sales growth of 172%.[5]


FIPL currently exports vehicles in small quantity to countries in South America and Africa.[6]

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