All Ford articles – Page 16

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    Ford: The resources to wrap up a region


    Bob Laurila, director of material planning and logistics in Asia Pacific, discusses how Ford is adapting its organisation and its systems to manage the region’s changing vehicle flows. Asia Pacific is becoming one of Ford Motor Company’s most dynamic and important regions for vehicle logistics. A quick glance at the ...

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    Ford-Werke now using 72 new Kögel trailers


    Ford-Werke, the German subsidiary of Ford Europe, has recently taken delivery of 72 Kögel trailers: 52 ‘Mega’ trailers, and 20 ‘Cargo’ trailers. The trailers are the maximum permissable height of four metres.The Kögel trailers are tailored to Ford’s vehicle fleet and will be used primarily in procurement logistics for automotive ...

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    Ford begins exports of Fiestas via Lázaro Cárdenas


    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas has handled its first ever consignment of Ford vehicles for export, which were despatched to Portland, in the US. The 68 Ford Fiesta vehicles were transported aboard NYK’s Hyperion Leader.The cars were built at the Ford plant at Cuautitlán Izcalli, in Mexico State, where ...

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    Ford Sollers announces production cuts across plants in Russia


    From mid-November, Ford Sollers is cutting production at its plants in Vsevolozhsk in Leningrad Oblast and Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan for almost two months, including over the festive holidays. The joint venture’s third site in Yelabuga, Tatarstan, meanwhile, will not be producing cars for a month. Representatives of the company ...

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    Ford reports dispute resolved at Kansas City Assembly Plant


    Ford said it had reached agreement with workers this week at its Kansas City assembly facility in Claycomo, Missouri over a local labour dispute, but it is not clear whether the carmaker is still going ahead with the reorganisation of parts supply to its Dearborn plant."Working with our UAW partners, ...

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    Ford extends contract with NYK Auto Logistics in India


    Ford India has extended the scope of a contract it signed with NYK Auto Logistics (India) in 2011. Initially, this simply involved the provision of ro-ro terminal services for finished vehicles at the Indian ports of Chennai and Ennore. However, under the new arrangement, NYK Auto Logistics (India) has also ...

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    Ford workers strike in Brazil over job cuts


    Workers at Ford’s São Bernardo do Campo plant in Brazil have been on strike since last week over the carmaker’s attempt to lay off workers in the face of excess capacity caused by the dramatic slump in the Brazilian economy. There has been no production at the plant since 9th ...

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    Ford’s Grant Belanger to retire; Todd Bryant will head global logistics


    Ford will soon have a new executive director of global material planning and logistics (MP&L), and parts supply and logistics (PS&L) in North America as Grant Belanger (left) retires after 30 years with the company.Sources at Ford have told Automotive Logistics that he will be replaced by Todd Bryant, beginning ...

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    US security watchdog joins bribery investigation into Ford


    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC) is investigating Ford for the alleged payment of bribes to Russian customs officials at the Russian port of St Petersburg.Ford is involved in a wider investigation that includes DB Schenker, which is itself under scrutiny from the Cologne Public Prosecutors Office into ...

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    Ford to assemble Ranger trucks in Nigeria from SKD imports this year


    Ford will start making Ranger trucks in Nigeria from the fourth quarter of this year at a facility in Ikeja, the latest carmaker to announce production in the country following Nigeria’s introduction of a new automotive industry development plan late in 2013.It is the first country African country outside of ...

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    Ford veteran Ware joins AIAG


    Lang E. Ware has joined AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) as director of supply chain products and services.In his new position, Ware will be responsible for leading industry research, projects, programmes, events, training, and standards development related to the movement of products and/or data throughout the supply chain. Before taking ...

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    Ford: Always returning to the drawing board


    Anthony Coia looks at how consolidation and frequent reviews are helping Ford improve efficiency and keep costs low while dealing with the unpredictable challenges of global spare parts movementWith continued growing demand and competition for service parts around the world, improving export processes has become vital to the image and ...

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    Ford begins Mustang exports from US to Europe


    Following the start of global Mustang exports from the US this year, which began in January to China, Ford has now started exports of the model to Europe.As with the initial China exports, volume numbers have begun modestly, with 575 units shipped from the Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan ...

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    Ovenden to replace Cannis as head of Ford Sollers


    Ted Cannis is moving from his role as president and CEO of Ford’s joint venture with Sollers in Russia to take up a new role as executive director, Investor Relations at Ford, based in Dearborn in the US. He will be replaced in Russia by Mark Ovenden (pictured), who is ...

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    Ford rings the changes at Valencia


    Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain has been transformed into one of its busiest and most complex supply chains globally, with five models across two assembly lines, and a global export distribution. Marcus Williams considers why Ford chose itThe consolidation of production at Almussafes, just outside Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, ...

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    Ford launches fleet telematics system in UK with Telogis


    Ford is launching a real-time fleet telematics system in the UK with its technology provider Telogis for the carmaker’s commercial customers. Ford Telematics uses real-time information from Ford vehicles to give businesses insight into vehicle location, driver behaviour and fuel consumption, amongst more comprehensive data.Announcing the technology at this week’s ...

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    Ford Sollers bucks the idling trend in Russia


    Ford’s joint venture with Russian vehicle maker Sollers has started production of the latest Ford Mondeo model at the Vsevolozhsk plant near St Petersburg. It said it was the first of four new models being introduced to the Russian market this year, including new Focus and Fiesta models. The Focus ...

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    Willmann replaces Schulz as Ford Europe’s director of MP&L


    Dirk Willmann (pictured) has replaced Matthias Schulz as director of material, planning and logistics (MP&L) at Ford of Europe. As announced last month, Schulz has moved to a new role as director of North American MP&L operations replacing Pamela Stec, who has retired.Willmann was previously production and material planning manager ...

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    Ford aims to triple exports from India following Sanand plant launch


    Ford in India has opened a new $1 billion vehicle assembly and engine plant in Sanand, in the northwest region of Gujurat, the carmaker’s second major production facility in the country. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 240,000 units, while the engine plant will start with an ...

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    Ford switches Eco Boost engine production to Ohio


    Ford has switched the production of 2-litre and 2.3-litre Eco Boost engines for the North American market to its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio, US. Previously the engines were made at the company’s Valencia engine plant in Spain, which will now be the exclusive production point for 2-litre Eco Boost ...