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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 ...

  • 2016 Ford Fiesta ST
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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

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    Ford part 4: The future of service

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    From engaging customers through FordPass to predicting their maintenance needs via Service Excellence 2.0, Ford is evolving its approach to the aftermarket

  • Ford Transit Custom is the UK CV top seller
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    Ford part 3: Supply chain upgrades

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford is rolling out advanced global inventory and demand management tools in pursuit of greater efficiency in logistics and service

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    Ford part 2: Global strategies

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford intends to support dealers through its Professional Service Network, a proliferation of Quick Lane stores and extended parts retention.

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    Ford part 1: Always looking ahead

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    In the first of a four-part feature, Christopher Ludwig talks to Ford Customer Service Division president Frederiek Toney (pictured) about changing times for logistics and providing global customer service

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    Ford confirms plans for EcoSport assembly in Romania

    2016-03-23T10:18:51Z

    Following speculation last month that Ford could bring production of its EcoSport SUV to the Craiova plant in Romania , the carmaker has now confirmed that it is investing up to €200m ($223m) to do just that, along with its component tooling suppliers. It plans to begin assembly at the ...

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    Ford expands contract for inbound services with Ceva at Kentucky

    2016-03-22T12:37:49Z

    Ford has renewed and expanded a contract with Ceva Logistics for inbound and outbound services to its passenger car assembly plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The new contract, which builds on services Ceva has provided for the last four years, will include metering, small lot logistics, return container management and just-in-time ...

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    Ford Otosan appoints Fatih Kilinc to contract and vehicle logistics role

    2016-03-14T18:10:02Z

    Fatih Kilinc has taken up a new role as contract management and vehicle logistics team leader at Ford Otosan, the joint venture between the US carmaker and Turkish company, Koç Holding. In the role Kilinc will be handling all aspects of logistics service procurement and contract management of intermodal shipments, ...

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    Adampol starts operations at Naberezhnye Chelny for Ford Sollers

    2016-02-22T09:48:12Z

    Polish logistics and transport provider, Adampol, has started volume operations at a 6-hectare distribution compound adjacent to the Ford Sollers' plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia. The services are being carried out through its Russian division Vectura. The compound, which represents an investment of more than €3m ($3.3m) by Adampol, is ...