Double the joy in Saarlouis: The five millionth Focus has just come off the assembly line – a world car, as Karl Anton, Director Manufacturing of Ford Europe, said. Furthermore, the Ford plant in Saarlouis celebrates its 45th anniversary. The official inauguration of the plant took place on June 11th,1970 whereas the production of vehicles – at that time the Escort – had already been launched before in January 1970. And also the vocational training at the Saarlouis factory has reason to celebrate as it has now been existing for 45 years.
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