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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 to import next Focus model into the US from China instead of Mexico

    2017-06-21T17:07:13Z

    Ford’s new leadership team has announced the company will import the new Focus model into the US from China, a shift from its previous plan to produce the car across the border in Mexico, and becoming the first OEM to import major volumes from China to North America. Joe Hinrichs, ...

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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 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 announcing ...

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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 spokesman for ...

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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 ...