Posted by mike on 1998/5/21 0:00:00 (1146) reads
Jeep's main American assembly plants are located in Toledo, Ohio and Detriot, Michigan.
In Toledo, the Parkway Plant (4.5 million square feet) produces the Cherokee and Wrangler, and employs over 5,000 people. There are over 20 miles of conveyors and over 75 robots in the plant.
Also in Toledo, the Stickney Plant (680,000 square feet) co-produces the Wrangler. Currently, the Wrangler is built-up and painted at the Parkway Plant and then trucked over to the Stickney plant for trim, chassis, and final assemblies.
The Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detriot is home to the Grand Cherokee. The 1.8 million square foot plant employs over 4,000 people and has over 14 miles of conveyor belts and over 250 robots assisting in production. A major expansion is expected to be completed sometime in 1998.
Chrysler Corporation also has a joint venture with Beijing Automobile Works to produce Jeep Cherokees in China. The plant produces over 25,000 Cherokees per year mainly for the Chinese market.
The Carabobo Assembly Plant in Venezuela also produces Cherokees and Grand Cherokees for the South American market. The plant has the capacity to produce 20,000 vehicles per year.
The new Córdoba Assembly Plant in Argentina also makes Cherokees and Grand Cherokees for the South American Region. It also has the capacity to produce 20,000 vehicles per year.
Finally, the Steyr-Daimier-Puch Fahrzeugtechnik plant in Austria produces up to 30,000 vehicles per year for counties in Europe, Africa, Austrailia, and Asia.
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