Manufacturing | March 03 2015

Windsor Assembly ensures minivans will be plentiful

Employees install windows and insulation on the door line at ours Windsor, Ont., Assembly Plant.

Employees install windows and insulation on the door line at our Windsor, Ont., Assembly Plant.

Minivan lovers, fear not.

While our Windsor Assembly Plant is down for 14 weeks to implement improvements and reconfigure the assembly process to start production of the next generation minivan, people might wonder if there’ll be enough minivans to buy?

The clear answer is yes.

“Through the planning we did and the extra work put in by the men and women at Windsor Assembly, I am confident we will have enough minivans to meet demand during the shutdown,” said FCA Canada CEO and Head of U.S. Sales Reid Bigland. “Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan led the minivan segment in 2014, selling more than a quarter million units combined. We’re not about to give up that leadership.”

Since mid-2014, the men and women at Windsor Assembly have been working 24/7, ramping up production of the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Ram Cargo Vans in order to meet demand.

For 2014, Windsor made 374,817 minivans, which is 47,490 vehicles or about 15% more than it made in 2013. During the ramp up in production, the plant made minivans in a wide range of popular configurations so that when you go into your dealer, you should have no issue with getting the features and options you want.

Once production starts up on May 25, the men and women in Windsor will resume making the world’s most popular minivans.

Mike Driehorst

Thanks for stopping by. I lead the corporate social media efforts for FCA US, which means I oversee things like content, community management, outreach, monitoring and most anything else that comes with social media management. Being a lifelong metro Toledo, Ohio, resident, the passion for Jeep® has always been evident.
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Thanks for stopping by. I lead the corporate social media efforts for FCA US, which means I oversee things like content, community management, outreach, monitoring and most anything else that comes with social media management. Being a lifelong metro Toledo, Ohio, resident, the passion for Jeep® has always been evident. Since joining FCA in late 2010, it’s been inspiring to get a first-hand view of that same level of passion for our all of the company’s vehicles, past and present. It’s that kind of true Mopar-or-no-car spirit that reminds me every day that FCA doesn’t simply make cars and trucks, we make vehicles that develop community among its owners. And that’s what I try to portray in the corporate social voice.
  • joemerriman

    Will the new minivans have the defective Takata airbags? I hope not because my 15 years old Dodge minivan may need replacing but I won’t buy a new car with the Takata airbag.

  • maserati123

    Awesome keep up the good work Windsor.