Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Ford Investing $25M to Boost Output of High-Profit Navigator, Expedition SUVs

Lincoln Navigator Business Insider
Doris Mccormick | 15 February, 2018, 11:02

There is good news for workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant on the heels of increasing demand for the all-new Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition.

With what could be considered to be the best kind of problem to have, Ford will tack this investment onto a previously announced investment into the Kentucky plant, which now churns out F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks, bringing the grand total to $900 million in new investment.

The project, which follows a $900 million update of the Louisville factory, introduces an array of high-tech tools, including 400 new robots, as well as a 3D printer that will allow workers to make parts and tools on the fly. The robots enable the plant to increase the line speed while keeping employees safe from repetitive-motion injuries.

Ford said on average a Navigator was in a dealer's showroom for just seven days in January, which is much shorter than industry averages.

"The response from customers regarding our new full-size SUVs has been exceptional", Global Operations present Joe Hinrichs said in a press release.

Ford Kentucky Truck Plant
Ford's Kentucky Truck

"Using a combination of Ford's advanced manufacturing and American hard work and ingenuity, we'll deliver more high-quality Lincoln Navigators and Ford Expeditions to customers than originally planned". The average transaction price rose $7,800 in January thanks to a 29 percent mix of the most expensive Platinum trim, which starts at $76,595. For the former, the average time spent in dealerships before they are sold is just seven days, while for the latter retail sales were up almost 57 percent, also spending seven days on the lot. Ford also added overtime and voluntary weekend shifts in an attempt to keep up with demand.

Nearly 85 percent of Lincoln Navigator buyers opted for the high-end Black Label trim - $96,650 - and second-highest-end Reserve - $82,400 - trim levels, meaning average transaction prices for the new Navs ticked up more than $21,000 compared to January past year.

The plant recently installed a 3D printer onsite to print individual parts for tools necessary to keep the plant running.

Todd Dunn President of Local 862 UAW said new product, development money, and the opportunity to grow is always an exciting moment. The plant builds the Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Super Duty.

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