Ford Motor Co.'s leaned-down Genk, Belgium, plant began production of the new Mondeo last week, marking the beginning of a new era for the big plant, which once produced as many as 435,000 vehicles annually — 25% of Ford's Europe production. The plant has been building some versions of Ford's latest-generation Transit commercial truck since February, but the real test comes with the ramp up of production of the high-volume Mondeo and the integration of a new logistics system into the ...

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