Welcome to Cologne!
Cologne is the headquarter of the Ford-Werke GmbH since 1930. In 1998 Cologne also became the headquarter of Ford-of-Europe which is in charge of 50 markets.
The Ford Fiesta is a real Cologne car. From 1979 until today over 9 million Ford Fiestas have been built. The factory in Cologne-Niehl is considered as a European top factory with an efficient production. Almost 3.150 of a total of 17.000 Ford-employees in Cologne are working there. Every 83 seconds approximately two vehicles are produced while the trend is increasing. Next to the Fiesta production you can also find the engine, gearbox as well as the forge and the cast parts production in Cologne-Niehl.
In Cologne-Merkenich you can find three modern office buildings on a total area of around 500.000m² , a design center, two test tracks, three climate wind tunnels, one aeroacoustic wind tunnel, the “Cave” (Computer Aided Virtual Engineering) as well as a crash laboratory, an acoustic centre, an exhaust emission laboratory and a variety of test benches. Since 1962 the European Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) is also located in Merkenich. Spare parts are stored on an area of 175.000m² and are sent to 22 european markets, to 98 markets out of Europe and as well to 8 subordinated warehouses.
Vocational education with tradition
The first apprentices have been trained at the Ford-Werke in 1934 – until now more than 14.000 young women and men have successfully completed their training.
Since 1993 the Ford Aus- und Weiterbildung e.V. is responsible for the qualification apprentices for the Ford-Werke in Cologne and Saarlouis, as well as for our joint ventures with Magna GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH and Ford Versicherungs- und Vermittlungsgesellschaft with their factories in Cologne.
At our apprenticeshop in Cologne we are providing 130 apprenticeships in 7 different training programs. In Saarlouis another 35 apprentices are starting every year.
You are looking for an apprenticeship, integrated degree program or an internship? Or are you looking for a composite education? In this case you are exactly right here! Inform yourself about our offers and opportunities in the following.