Ford to transform Dearborn HQ into high-tech facility

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Text: Anton Andres / Photos: | posted April 13, 2016 16:35

Ten-year transformation plan to transfer 30,000 employees into two locations

Dearborn, Michigan is known as the home town of Ford Motor Company and this year, the automaker has begun its 10 year transformation plan for the long-standing facility in the Michigan city. Ford plans to transform its Dearborn facilities into a modern, green and high-tech campus. Ford adds that uprading the facility will help drive the company’s transition to an auto and a mobility company.

When completed, the new facility will move 30,000 employees from 70 separate buildings into two locations – a product campus and a world headquarters campus. Over 7.5 million square feet of work space will be rebuilt and upgraded into even more technology-enabled and connected facilities. The product campus will include a new design center, autonomous vehicles, on-demand shuttles, eBikes, new onsite employee services, wireless connectivity speeds up to 10 times faster than today and more green spaces. As for the second location, it will be located near the Ford Global Headquarters building and will house the Ford Credit facility and provide on-site employee services.

“As we transition to an auto and a mobility company, we’re investing in our people and the tools they use to deliver our vision. Bringing our teams together in an open, collaborative environment will make our employees’ lives better, speed decision-making and deliver results for both our core and emerging businesses.” said Mark Fields, Ford President and CEO.