Ford Sells ACH Sandusky Lighting Business and factory image

Ford Motor Company on Thursday said the company will sell its headlamp and taillight business to Ventra Sandusky LLC, a unit of Flex-N-Gate. The sale includes a plant in Sandusky, Ohio, which will operate as Ventra Sandusky.

The terms of the deal, which is expected to close June 30, weren’t disclosed. The parts plant is one of two remaining of a group of 17 plants and six other operations that Ford has been trying to sell off or close since October 2005.

The plant, for years, has been part of ACH, a holding company created by Ford to sell or close supplier factories previously owned by Visteon Corp.

The company said that after completing this sale, ACH will have only one remaining operation – the climate control business at its Sheldon Road plant in Plymouth Township, Mich.
Ford said the sale to Ventra also represents continued expansion of its business with minority-owned suppliers.