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    Ford announces closure of UK engine plant

    2019-06-10T10:02:00Z

    Ford plans to shut its 1,700-employee engine factory in Bridgend, South Wales, and shift production to Mexico. Declining demand and excess capacity lie behind the decision. “We have seen global demand for the 1.5-litre, three-cylinder [Dragon petrol engine] decline, so we have additional global capacity and four ...

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  • Electric vehicles such as this Nissan Leaf in Johannesburg are a rare sight on South African roads
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    South Africa's dream of an EV supply base

    2019-06-03T16:35:00Z

    Despite negligible EV sales at home, South Africa is looking to become an exporter of their components and is putting an incentives scheme into place. But can it succeed?

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    Ford trials self-driving factory robot

    2019-05-17T08:21:00Z

    Ford is trialling an autonomous robot to deliver parts at its assembly and stamping plant in Valencia, Spain, with a view to using the machine at other factories.

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    Ford to export Ranger from Port Elizabeth

    2019-05-01T12:34:00Z

    Ford South Africa is to begin using the port in the southern city of Port Elizabeth to export its locally assembled Ranger line, following unexpectedly high demand. This will alleviate pressure on its primary export port, Durban, on the east coast of the country. Nelson_Mandela_Stadium_in_Port_Elizabeth ...

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    Ford names new leaders amid shake-up

    2019-04-16T10:33:00Z

    Joe Hinrichs will become Ford’s president, automotive, from May 1 , as one of a series of top management changes the company is making during its ongoing, worldwide reorganisation. Hinrichs has served the OEM for 19 years, most recently leading its global operations. ” Joe Hinrichs possesses the ...

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    Ford Europe packaging: Heading to the pool

    2019-04-12T13:00:00Z

    Ford’s Kuly Malka has overseen a transformation in the carmaker’s European packaging and container management

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    Trust in Turkey: How exports are carrying the country through its economic crisis

    2019-04-11T12:01:00Z

    Turkey faces some difficult economic headwinds that have already impacted on its automotive industry. But there are still several reasons for optimism, especially the country’s strength as a vehicle export hub with easy access to the European market

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    Russia scrambles to find replacements as Ford exits passenger market

    2019-04-09T16:45:24Z

    Ford is ending passenger car production in Russia and has cancelled future imports to the country. The move is a dramatic turnaround on plans announced in January this year that it was embarking on a $500m reorganisation of its loss-making joint venture with local carmaker Sollers. It means the closure ...

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    Ford customises European shake up

    2019-03-26T14:19:20Z

    US carmaker Ford is establishing three customer-focused business groups in Europe – imports, passenger vehicles, and commercial vehicles. “The new operating model will better enable the businesses to make fast decisions centred on customer needs,” a company spokesman told Automotive Logistics . "We are redesigning our business with a view ...

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    Hanging in the balance

    2019-01-21T16:55:00Z

    Lower production output, slower growth in export markets and several regulatory and operational issues are threatening to unbalance Poland’s finished vehicle market

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    Ford reviews joint venture with Sollers in Russia

    2019-01-18T17:24:11Z

    Ford may close some or all of the plants it operates in Russia with local carmaker Sollers, according to the Russian government.The statement follows a recent announcement by the carmaker that it would be “addressing underperforming markets” and reducing structural costs in Europe as it aimed to improve profitability ...

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    German automotive body warns on US trade tensions

    2019-01-16T12:54:00Z

    German sector association the VDA has warned that ongoing trade tensions between the US and Europe and, separately, the US and China should not be allowed to derail the mutually beneficial relationship its OEMs currently have with the North American country. The warning coincides with news that VW and Ford ...

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    Mexican car industry calls for action on fuel shortage

    2019-01-16T12:15:00Z

    Mexico’s new federal government has launched a radical strategy to combat the country's long-term problem of fuel theft. However, this has led to fuel shortages in central regions, which have closed gas stations, and is now threatening the transport and logistics supporting the automotive sector.States including Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guanajuato ...

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    Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

    2019-01-14T17:42:21Z

    Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29.The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit.“These contingency provisions have been put in place ...

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    Storrs replaces Clarke at Ford of Europe

    2019-01-11T10:27:56Z

    Chris Storrs (pictured) has replaced Helen Clarke at Ford of Europe as finished vehicle logistics manager.Clarke, who was in the role for more than six years after taking over from Bert Bong, has moved to a new role in material planning and logistics for the carmaker. She is now responsible ...

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    Ford Otosan and AVL join forces on platooning

    2019-01-08T12:24:41Z

    The commercial vehicle arm of Ford’s joint venture in Turkey, Ford Otosan, has begun developing platooning technology for its trucks with Austrian research company AVL. The first phase of the project is due to be completed by June this year and will see Ford Otosan’s product development team work with ...

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    Hyundai abandons trial moving vehicles by rail

    2018-12-12T11:09:12Z

    Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) has decided not to pursue a recent pilot scheme to despatch finished vehicles to Chennai port by rail.Both the manufacturer and the port trust announced that Hyundai had sent 102 cars to the port by rail on November 27, with a further 125 cars the following ...

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    SCH to discharge Fords shipped into Liverpool

    2018-11-20T11:54:25Z

    Port and logistics services company SCH has signed a contract with Ford to discharge vehicles arriving at the port of Liverpool from the US and Europe.Full details of the contract remain confidential but SCH will unload and park vehicles delivered on shipments to the port twice a week. SCH said ...

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    Zotye seeks to break into US market

    2018-11-20T09:35:19Z

    Chinese carmaker Zotye Automobile has agreed to set up a US sales and distribution base in Lake Forest, California, in partnership with Haah Automotive Holdings. Haah, through its Zotye USA subsidiary, will have US distribution rights to sell Zotye Automobile’s full range of SUVs.The goal is to start selling in ...