Ford Australia has commenced customer deliveries of the Ford F-150, marking the milestone by inviting select owners to tour the RMA Automotive facility in Mickleham, north of Melbourne, where the trucks are re-manufactured to right-hand drive.
The customers met Ford Australia’s Product Development engineers and RMA Automotive leadership for an in-depth tour of the facility, which can re-manufacture up to 20 F-150s each day, using an assembly line with 65 individual stations. The re-manufacturing process takes around 22 working hours over three days to complete each vehicle.
The customers also had a chance to take an F-150 for a test drive, experiencing the truck’s unbeatable capability, comfort and quality first-hand.
Originally manufactured in Detroit, United States, the F-150s undergo an uncompromising and detailed re-manufacturing process at the facility. The rigorous process requires around 500 new parts and recalibration of key systems to suit Australian needs, including the steering, climate control, lighting systems, instrument panel and software.
Located in the same precinct as Ford Australia’s new parts distribution centre, the 21,000 square metre facility had engineers from Ford and RMA Automotive collaborate to ensure the F-150s are re-manufactured to exacting standards.
The Ford F-150 XLT and LARIAT, in short wheelbase and long wheelbase variants, are available for Australian customers through Ford’s nationwide dealer network.