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Ford Motor Company suspends operations in Russia

Ford and other vehicle manufacturers have suspended operations in Russia

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Ford Motor Company announced that it is suspending operations in Russia immediately. The company’s Russian operations focus solely on commercial van manufacturing and Russian sales through a minority interest in the Sollers Ford joint venture.

“While we don’t have significant operations in Ukraine, we have a strong contingent of Ukrainian nationals working at Ford around the world and we will continue to support them through this time,” the Ford news release stated.

Ford Fund is making a $100,000 donation to the Global Giving Ukraine Relief Fund to assist Ukrainian citizens and families displaced during the crisis.

Volkswagen announced that they are stopping vehicle production in Russia until further notice. The decision applies to production sites in Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod. VW also announced it is stopping vehicle exports to Russia.

Meanwhile, General Motors announced it is stopping all exports to Russia. GM sells approximately 3,000 vehicles annually in Russia but doesn’t manufacturer vehicles there.

“GM is committed to complying with the laws and regulations of the markets in which we do business, including applicable US economic sanctions and export control laws and regulations,” the company said in a statement.

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars said February 28 that it is suspending car shipments to Russia, per a Reuters report. Volvo was the first international carmaker to stop sales to Russia over their invasion of the Ukraine.

“Volvo Cars will not deliver any cars to the Russian market until further notice,” the company said.

The automaker is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding of China and in 2021 Volvo sold 698,693 cars worldwide, with approximately 9,000 cars sold in Russia. Volvo manufacturers vehicles in Sweden, China, and the United States.

Earlier February 28, Swedish truck maker AB Volvo announced it has stopped all production and sales in Russia due to the Ukraine crisis.

Daimler also announced it would stop business in Russia immediately, which includes it 12-year partnership with Russian truck maker Kamaz. No more components will be supplied by Daimler to Kamaz for production of their commercial trucks.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is our Content Manager. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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