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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 ...

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    Ford appoints Piva to key logistics role in South America

    2016-10-05T13:20:11Z

    Marcelo Luis Piva (pictured) will take up the role of director of supply chain and logistics at Ford’s division in South America from the beginning of next year. He takes over from Edson Molina, who has held the position since 2007. Piva is currently Ford’s Sao Barnardo Cars final assembly ...

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    Ford turns to air freight as Hanjin crisis hits inbound supply

    2016-10-05T11:57:25Z

    Ford is reported to have suffered significant disruption to the inbound supply of parts to its Broadmeadows facility in Australia as a consequence of the recent collapse of the world’s seventh biggest container line, Hanjin Shipping – forcing it to fly replacement parts into the site. According to a report ...

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    Ford to use Vigo for imported Rangers

    2016-10-04T12:16:18Z

    Ford has chosen the Spanish north-western port of Vigo from which to distribute its Ford Ranger pickup in southern Europe. The Ranger, which is built in South Africa, is the European best seller in its segment. The first consignment, consisting of 280 units, was dispatched from Port Elizabeth in South ...

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    Ford confirms Focus production will move to Mexico

    2016-09-27T14:22:57Z

    Ford has confirmed it is to move production of the Ford Focus from the US to Mexico. Speaking at an investors’ day earlier this month, chief executive Mark Fields said the move away from the current Michigan plant would be completed over the next two to three years. The move ...

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    Ford to concentrate logistics activities at Valencia port

    2016-09-12T09:34:46Z

    Throughout the month of September this year, Valencia port authority is preparing an area on its north quay in preparation for Ford, which is to operate a own terminal area there. At present, Ford cars are handled in the area but as part of a concession held by Valencia Terminal ...

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    Ford working with Stratasys on 3D printing of parts and tooling

    2016-09-01T14:04:42Z

    Ford has begun working with 3D printing and additive manufacturing provider Stratasys to test and develop automotive-grade 3D printed interior parts, such as side and ceiling panels, instrument panels and centre consoles.According to Stratasys, the parts being developed could not be made by this method previously because of limitations on ...

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    Unipart to start moving fuel rails to China for Ford

    2016-08-03T11:21:18Z

    Unipart Manufacturing has signed a seven-year contract with Ford to supply engine components to its joint venture Changan Ford plant in Chongqing, China. The components maker will supply the operation from its Unipart Powertrain Applications site in Coventry, UK, with fuel rails – part of the common rail fuel injection ...

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    Ford reveals five-year deal in Russia with Vectura

    2016-07-27T11:33:57Z

    [Updated July 28th] Uncertainty in the Russian automotive market has left many firms unwilling to enter into long-term agreements, but Ford and Vectura – the Russian branch of Polish finished vehicle logistics provider Adampol – have revealed a new five-year contract signed back in September that will see Vectura ...

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    Ford announces senior leadership changes

    2016-07-20T14:58:12Z

    Ford is making some top-level executive changes at its divisions in Europe and South America as a result of the imminent retirement of Barb Samardzich (pictured), vice-president and chief operating officer at Ford of Europe. Samardzich is retiring at the beginning of October after more than 26 years with the ...

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    Ford Mexico part 2: Accelerating the pace of vehicle logistics

    2016-07-08T10:34:02Z

    With a new plant set to open this summer and expansion plans for existing facilities, Ford Mexico could double its output in the next few years, as imports continue to rise. Automotive Logistics finds out how the OEM plans to strengthen its supply chain and infrastructure to cope Vehicle ...

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    Ford Mexico part 1: A landmark investment gradually coming into focus

    2016-07-01T12:12:02Z

    Aiming to double its engine and transmission capacity by 2018 and with ground to be broken on a $1.6 billion assembly plant, Ford Mexico is counting on a localised supply chain, closer logistics and reduced currency exposure to smooth its explosive growth plan By the second half of this year, ...

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    Indonesian dealers demand $75m compensation from Ford

    2016-06-29T10:07:58Z

    Ford in Indonesia could be facing a legal claim if it does not pay disgruntled dealers $75m in compensation for withdrawing all business from the country, which it plans to do by the end of this year. In January, Ford announced it was stopping all operations in Indonesia and Japan, ...

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    Franz Dederichs to head logistics and supply chain at Ford Europe

    2016-06-03T11:37:22Z

    Franz Dederichs has been appointed Ford of Europe’s new manager of material logistics and supply chain, following the recent departure of Dr Hans-Bert Bong after 26 years to set up his own consultancy. Dederichs, previously Ford’s production and material planning manager, has considerable operational and strategic expertise, with substantial ...

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    Ford-Sollers to reform supplier arrangements in Russia

    2016-05-31T11:35:36Z

    Ford-Sollers is planning to increase localisation of inbound materials in Russia from 50% to 55% this year and review its arrangements with tier one suppliers in an effort to cut its logistics spend, the carmaker’s vice-president, Adel Sherinov, has revealed. Despite its 93% growth in sales in Russia in the ...

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    Ford to start trials at Guaymas port

    2016-05-18T15:45:44Z

    Ford is to begin trials at the port of Guaymas (pictured) with a view to exporting vehicles through it from its Hermosillo plant, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, ports coordinator at Mexico's Transport and Communications Ministry, has revealed. The trials will be held to ascertain how badly its vehicles may be ...

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    Ford’s Hans-Bert Bong to step down this week

    2016-04-27T16:01:16Z

    After more than 26 years with Ford, Dr Hans-Bert Bong (pictured), manager of material flow and supply chain management at Ford of Europe, has announced he is leaving the carmaker this Friday (April 29th). A replacement is expected to be announced in the coming days. Bong has spent nearly 20 ...

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    BLG-Interrijn expands inland waterway service for Ford

    2016-04-26T14:44:21Z

    Left to right: Louis Kanters, Interrijn Group; Helen Clarke; Ford Europe; Markus Bangen, Duisport; Michael Blach, BLG BLG-Interrijn Automobiltransporte, the joint venture between Germany’s BLG Logistics and Dutch ro-ro provider Interrijn Autotransport, has christened its sixth inland waterway ro-ro vessel. The Fuerte is a 135-metre-long vessel with capacity ...

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    Ford continues to invest in South Africa

    2016-04-12T14:30:47Z

    Ford has announced an investment of $170m (R2.5 billion) to expand operations at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa. The OEM will produce the new Ford Everest SUV (pictured) and increase output of the Ford Ranger at the site. Production of the Ranger at the Silverton plant has ...