Ford has closed a small factory in Dublin, as it looks to shift focus from the US to India.
The Ford Focus will remain in the city but will be based in India, which will now be its focus.
It will also have an assembly plant in the US.
The company said in a statement on Wednesday that it was moving the plant to a factory in Coimbatore, India.
“We have decided to locate a small assembly plant at a small township in Coombeke, Coimbetore, in the next few months, with the aim of moving production to India in 2019,” the company said.
“As a result, the Ford Focus, as well as its vehicle portfolio and its Ford Motor brand, will remain located in Coambeke.”
The move comes after Ford announced in December it would close the Coombbeke plant.
In December, Ford announced it was closing its plant in Cork, and moving production of the Focus to India, where it plans to invest in electric cars and invest in a battery plant.
Ford’s Coombatore factory, which opened in December, employs 1,500 people.
Ford Focus production is expected to begin in 2019.
Ford will continue to manufacture vehicles in the United States.
Ford’s global workforce grew by about 13,000 people in the three months ended June 30, up from 13,500 a year earlier.
The new plants will add to a workforce of more than 100,000 in India.
Ford plans to keep production of some Ford Fusion vehicles in Cork.