All Ford articles – Page 5

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    Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    2017-10-09T17:46:07Z

    As Ford Motor continues a fourth year of solid recovery, with rising sales and profits across its main European markets, the complexity of its outbound vehicle distribution network for the region has also been increasing. Today, the carmaker must manage a network that is markedly more dispersed in terms of ...

  • Dirk Willmann
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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:00Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology.

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    JLR brings agreement for the supply of engines from Ford to an end

    2017-10-03T17:33:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed it will bring a long-standing agreement with Ford for the supply of six- and eight-cylinder petrol engines from the latter’s plant in Bridgend, Wales, to an end in 2020.In a statement, JLR said: “In line with its contractual agreement established in 2008, Jaguar Land ...

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    Ford’s Sustainability Report reveals further efforts to cut waste

    2017-09-06T15:19:38Z

    Ford has released its annual Sustainability Report, detailing its environmental performance across the business.In it, the company has highlighted its position as the first carmaker to join the ‘Improve Water Security’ initiative set up by the Business Alliance for Water and Climate Change – a coalition dedicated to monitoring and ...

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    BMW and Mini launch online parts stores in the UK

    2017-09-04T11:29:55Z

    New online stores have been launched for the BMW and Mini brands in the UK, allowing car owners to buy parts and accessories for collection at nearby dealerships or for delivery.By selecting their vehicle or entering their VIN number, customers can search for parts and accessories specific to their model ...

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    Ford to build electric vehicles in China with Zotye Auto

    2017-08-22T16:21:35Z

    Ford Motor Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Anhui Zotye Automobile to explore a joint venture for the manufacture of a new brand of all-electric vehicles in the Asian country.“The potential to launch a new line of all-electric vehicles in the world’s largest auto market is an ...

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    Different digital paces

    2017-07-18T14:58:15Z

    The headline above might well have read ‘industry and logistics 4.0’, ‘the industrial internet of things’, ‘factories of the future’, ‘smart supply chains’ or ‘manufacturing 2025’.Or we might have turned to one of a growing number of acronyms used to outline the car industry’s future, like Mercedes-Benz Car’s CASE or ...

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    Middle East and Africa: Ford opens up the highways

    2017-07-14T12:23:53Z

    An army marches on its stomach, Napoleon is reputed to have said, in perhaps one of history’s earliest endorsements of the wisdom of sound logistics infrastructure. These days, as those in the automotive industry know, good logistics in the marketplace is often the key to winning business and meeting the ...

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    So far so good for Ford shipments into Venice port

    2017-07-10T16:44:05Z

    The addition of the port of Venice for imports of Ford Transit light commercial vehicles into Italy has gone “very well” according to the OEM’s manager of vehicle logistics for Europe, Torsten Heinrichs.Back in April, Venice port announced that Neptune Lines had secured a deal with Ford to add the ...

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    Ford contracts XPO for UK aftermarket deliveries

    2017-07-04T09:55:46Z

    Ford has appointed XPO Logistics to deliver aftermarket parts to more than 200 dealers in the UK.Under the deal, XPO will be responsible for outbound distribution and line-haul parts flows, as well as overall asset management.The logistics firm will also handle over 200 daily collections from the Ford parts centre ...

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    Logistics providers recognised at Ford World Excellence Awards

    2017-06-28T16:19:25Z

    Left to right: Hau Thai-Tang, group vice-president, global purchasing, Ford; Jeff Bullard, senior vice-president of operations central region, Penske; and Raj Nair, executive vice-president and president, FordFord has recognised logistics providers Penske Logistics and M&M Cartage at its 19th World Excellence Awards, held recently at the Henry Ford Museum ...

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    Ford and Deutsche Post team up on larger electric van

    2017-06-14T16:59:07Z

    Deutsche Post is to use the Ford Transit chassis as the basis for a new all-electric van to be built at the logistics company’s existing StreetScooter manufacturing plant in Aachen, Germany.Last November, Deutsche Post said that due to strong customer demand, it would be increasing production of its StreetScooter brand ...

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    Europe conference: Data sharing could ease port constraints for finished vehicles

    2017-06-13T11:56:05Z

    Strong growth in vehicle numbers moving into and out of Europe over the past few years has created capacity constraints and bottlenecks at the continent’s ports. While the scope to significantly expand physical space might be limited, executives from carmakers and logistics providers have suggested better visibility and sharing of ...

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    Ford announces further leadership changes

    2017-05-31T14:19:06Z

    Ford has announced a swathe of further global leadership changes, just days after Jim Hackett was named as the carmaker’s new president and CEO.The changes have also been made to support the newly appointed leaders of the revamped organisational structure, which includes global markets, global operations and mobility.Hau Thai-Tang (pictured) ...

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    Ford names Hackett as CEO and makes three other top executive appointments

    2017-05-24T11:10:21Z

    Ford has named Jim Hackett (pictured) as its new president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring after 28 years with the company.The carmaker has also made three further top-level appointments: Joe Hinrichs takes up the role of executive vice-president and president of global operations; Jim Farley has been ...

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    Toyota top, Nissan bottom in North American supplier relations index

    2017-05-17T17:59:03Z

    Toyota has beaten Honda to the top spot in the latest update of an index measuring working relations between North American OEMs and their suppliers. It’s the seventh time in a row Toyota has held first position. Nissan was at the opposite end of the ranking, meanwhile.The 17th annual North ...

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    Ford reports surge in global Mustang exports

    2017-05-02T17:24:36Z

    Ford is doubling the number of Mustang sports cars it exports from the US every year with more than 98,000 cars shipped to customers outside the US since 2015, according to the latest data from the carmaker.The OEM said the Mustang was the best selling sports car in the world ...

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    Ford officially enters spare parts market with Omnicraft brand

    2017-01-25T16:16:27Z

    Carmaker Ford has launched its own brand of replacement parts for all makes of vehicles, including those not made by the company, as it officially enters the lucrative $500 billion a year aftermarket segment.It already offers its Motorcraft line of replacement parts specifically for its own vehicles.In March last year, ...

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    German investigation into Ford over bribery allegations continues

    2017-01-25T15:12:33Z

    The German authorities have confirmed they are continuing to investigate the role played by Ford in the alleged bribery of Russian officials at the port of St Petersburg between 2010 and 2012 – despite the carmaker’s lawyers issuing a statement recently rejecting all knowledge of the matter.A spokesman for the ...

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    ABP investing £50m in Southampton port vehicle terminal

    2016-09-18T14:33:31Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £50m ($66m) in its vehicle handling facilities at the port of Southampton. The investment will be applied in two phases beginning with a two new multi-story vehicle handling facilities that together will be able to store 7,600 vehicles on route to export markets. The ...