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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 opens new parts DC in Colombia

    2017-05-16T17:15:22Z

    Ford’s division in Colombia has opened a new parts distribution centre at the port of Cartagena de Indias, operated for it by 3PL Almaviva. Ford says the 3,000 sq.m facility – which is located at the Cartagena Container Terminal (Contecar) and complements another facility in the capital, Bogota – will ...

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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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    Changan Ford: The long and short of it

    2017-04-07T17:07:25Z

    With new regulations leading to price rises and capacity shortages in road transport, Changan Ford is seeking rail and water alternatives where it can, as well as investment by its 3PL The recent breakaway growth of vehicle production and sales in China – which accelerated in 2016 and has continued ...

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    Ontario secures its place in Ford’s connected-car future

    2017-04-05T16:49:00Z

    Ford has announced a C$500m ($373m) research and development (R&D) investment in Canada’s Ontario territory, including the development of a research and engineering centre in the capital of Ottawa. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured here on the right), were both present at the official event ...

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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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    Ford to implement Infor’s cloud-based WMS in Europe

    2017-01-18T15:22:37Z

    Ford is to implement new cloud-based warehouse management software (WMS) from Infor at its cross-docking centres in seven European countries. The Infor SCE software will automate the process of transferring goods at Ford’s ten cross-docking centres in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the United Kingdom. A ...

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    Ford cancels plans for plant in Mexico as GM defends its position

    2017-01-04T15:55:26Z

    Ford has confirmed it is cancelling plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, in north-central Mexico, citing slowing demand for the smaller vehicles intended for the plant for the move, rather than recent criticism from president-elect Donald Trump over production in Mexico for export to ...

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    Bradford opens packaging facility for automotive sector in Mexico

    2017-01-04T15:19:31Z

    The Mexican division of US packaging firm Bradford – Bradford de Mexico (BdM) – has opened a plant for the supply of automotive packaging in Querétaro, in the central region of the country. The company said the newly built facility, which has room for expansion, would make custom returnable packaging ...

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    Ford boosts design and development with $195m Chennai hub

    2016-11-16T10:14:21Z

    Ford has announced plans to bolster its engineering, IT and supply chain skills in India with a new product development and business centre in Chennai. The $195m investment is expected to increase India’s role as an export centre, as well as a stronghold for data and analytics – including in ...

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    Eckl leaves Ford after four decades for Tablogix

    2016-11-14T16:29:31Z

    Alfred Eckl (pictured), operations manager parts supply & logistics at Ford Europe, has left the firm after 44 years to join Russian logistics company Tablogix as its business development director. Eckl first joined Ford in Germany as an apprentice in 1972, going on to work in the quality control department ...

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    India conference: Ford’s 4PL model transforms its logistics

    2016-11-11T11:42:36Z

    Ford is transforming its logistics management and analysis in the Asia Pacific region as it rolls out a fourth party logistics provider (4PL) model across its inbound supply chains in India, Thailand and China, Ford Asia Pacific vice-president of inbound logistics, exports and customs operations, Amlan Bose (pictured), told those ...

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    Ford confirms C$700m spend as Unifor members ratify wage deal

    2016-11-08T11:45:13Z

    Ford Canada’s employees have voted in favour of a four-year agreement that the company has since confirmed includes a C$700m ($523m) investment at its operations in the country. Details remain scarce, but a spokesperson told Automotive Logistics that C$600m of the planned investment was earmarked for the engine manufacturing ...

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    Ford and Unifor reach tentative labour agreement in Canada

    2016-11-01T16:34:47Z

    Ford and Canada’s Unifor labour union have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year national labour contract covering more than 6,400 employees. The deal comes after similar recent agreements between Canada’s largest union and carmakers General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), completing the round of wage negotiations ...

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    TrustFord expanding Long Marston site to create national fleet hub

    2016-10-21T17:21:33Z

    TrustFord, the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealer group with 65 branches in the UK, has announced a significant expansion of its Long Marston fleet distribution site in Warwickshire. The site will expand from 7 acres to 22.5 acres and will have capacity for around 7,000 vehicles, the intention being to ...

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    DB Schenker pays out over allegations of bribery in Russia; Ford still under investigation

    2016-10-18T23:58:06Z

    The German authorities have reached a settlement with logistics provider DB Schenker over allegations that Russian customs officials in the port of St Petersburg were bribed between 2010 and mid-2012 to speed up the passage of automotive parts to Ford’s plant in the area. However, the authorities have confirmed that ...

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    Ford ends production in Australia after more than 90 years

    2016-10-11T17:27:57Z

    [Updated October 13th] Ford has closed its assembly plant in Broadmeadows in the Australian state of Victoria, as first announced back in 2013 . The plant opened in 1959 but Ford had been making cars in Australia for 91 years when the Model T went into production in 1925. ...

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    UK summit: Ford’s Draper lays out lobbying priorities for Brexit

    2016-10-07T17:24:51Z

    Ford Europe’s purchasing boss Alan Draper has called on Britain to preserve existing trade arrangements across the EU and EU Customs Union, which includes Turkey, as the government heads towards key negotiations in leaving the union. “A zero-tariff regime to and from the UK is the preferred solution that I ...