In addition, the Heaton-Plast 2 bumpers, made out of local materials, have been localised for Ford Sollers and their deliveries have begun in 2019, as part of the development of a priority field for Ford Sollers: vertical localisation, which aims for the organisation of the entire production chain in Russia, from the extraction of raw materials to the production of finished components. Enterprises form petrochemical and automotive industries of the Republic of Tatarstan are included in the supply chain of Ford Sollers: Tatneft – production, Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk) – base polymers and LLC Heaton Plast 2 – bumpers. Thereby, the entire production chain from oil production and processing of raw materials to the production of parts and their installation on vehicles is 100% localised. Dashboards and door panels are also manufactured from local raw materials.
In the meantime, Ford Transit received new steel wheels made from Russian raw materials from a supplier in Tatarstan: Accuride Wheels Russia.