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Ford South Africa Plant Tours

Plant tours at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa are conducted to provide stakeholders the opportunity to witness the heartbeat of our organisation.

Visitors to the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, or the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth will experience some exhilarating moments as part of a guided tour through the world-class Ford plants.

Due to the demand, plant tours must be booked at least three months in advance. Visitors who do not get a booking are able to get a sneak peak of both our plants here:





The visit will entail a presentation, safety briefing and a one-hour plant tour. Visits are for free and conducted on a Tuesday and a Thursday only at 11h00 - 13h00, at the Silverton Assembly Plant, Simon Vermooten Road, Silverton, Pretoria and Struandale Engine Plant, Struanway, Struandale, Port Elizabeth. We can accommodate 24 people per session.


Important information

  • Date of tour: Book in advance to secure a date that is suitable
  • Number of people: Minimum number of people that can go on a tour is 10 and the maximum number is 24
  • Photographs/mobile phones: Filming, taking photographs and the use of mobile phones are not permitted in our plants
  • Smoking/drinking: Smoking is not permitted in the plants, there are designated smoking areas, please consult your tour guide. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the premises
  • Appropriate Shoes: Only safety shoes or fully enclosed, flat leather shoes will be accepted for individuals on the tour
  • Children: The minimum age to participate in plant tours is sixteen (16) years of age
  • Pets: Pets are not allowed
  • Wheel Chair Access: Both plants are equipped with wheel chair access and ease of mobility
  • Parking: For the Silverton Assembly Plant, please enter through Gate 1. At the Struandale Engine Plant, entrance is via Gate 3
  • Late arrival: Visitors that arrive after the specified time will not be allowed on the tour

Dress Code

  • Safety gear will be provided on-site
  • Please wear long sleeve shirts and long pants
  • CLOSED leather flat shoes for males and females