After a five-month trial period, the Ford transmission plant in Irapuato has started production, and it is planning to produce 90,000 pieces by the end of the year. Focus and EcoSport are the models that will receive the first pieces produced by 600 collaborators of the US Firm, upon the kick-start of operations at the Castro del Rio industrial park plant. An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 jobs shall be created. And there are plans to have around 1,200 associates working in this plant by next year, although there is one shift operating the Assembly floor now, soon there might be two shifts working in the Machinning division.