Connecting to the GEC Hub

If you would like to obtain a connection to the GEC Hub, please follow the steps below:

  1. Choose the connection type that best suits your needs whether it be Automotive Network Exchange (ANX), Public Internet Virtual Private Network(PI VPN), Value Added Network (VAN) or Public Internet. Be sure to consider the cost and reliability of your desired solution. To view the secured types of connections available at Ford, visit: www.suppcomm.ford.com/us/newtunnelproc.aspx
  2. Complete the connection request form if your desired connection type is ANX or PIVPN

    IMPORTANT: To Establish a new ANX or VPN connection to Ford, visit: www.suppcomm.ford.com/us/newtunnelproc.aspx for instructions.

  3. Complete an EDI Connection Request Form from 'Important Links' below
  4. Test your connection with Ford

NOTE: All passwords at Ford Motor Company must be changed annually.

Important Links

Name Description
EDI Connection Request Request a new EDI connection
Request access to view SOLMIS SOLMIS view access request
Mailbox Change Request Request a mailbox profile change
Ford Supplier Portal FSP allows Ford and its suppliers to share information and conduct business in a secure environment over the web

Important Information

Name Description
GEC Hub Connection Requirements Requirements for new trading partners or vendors that have no previous EDI traffic with Ford Motor Company
GEC Hub VAN Testing Instructions for FTP from a VAN to the GEC Hub
How to Re-Pull data Instructions for Re-Pull EDI
VAN Connectivity Agreement VAN agreements on Connectivity, Performance and Connectivity

In order to obtain your VAN connection to the GEC Hub, you must complete and submit the "EDI Connection Request" form located in the "Important Information" table above. Please refer to the "GEC Hub Connection Requirements" document found in the "Important Information" table above if you would like additional information

NOTE: If you have any additional questions that were not answered on this site, please contact us at econnect@ford.com