Johnson Controls last week opened its first plant in Russia.
The factory in St. Petersburg will supply seating systems for Russian-built Ford Focus models.
Ford Motor Co. plans to double car production to 60,000 units next year at its factory in Vsevolozhsk, near St. Petersburg.
The automaker aims to increase the number of locally sourced parts used at the factory to 50 percent by 2007 from the current
The Vsevolozhsk plant is Ford's only factory in the world producing the Focus model in all four body styles: three- and five-door hatchback, sedan and station wagon.
- Staff report