- Ford Adding 2,000-Plus Jobs at Kansas City Assembly to Support Surging F-150 Demand, Ford Transit Launch
CLAYCOMO, Mo. – Ford, the industry’s truck leader, will add more than 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet surging demand for the Ford F-150 and planned production of the all-new Ford Transit.
- Ford Honored for 100th Anniversary of Manufacturing in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -Employees of Ford Motor Company joined local and state elected officials today at an event celebrating the company’s one hundredth year of manufacturing in the city of Louisville.
- Ford Invests Millions in Cleveland Engine Plant, Supports Growing Customer Demand for EcoBoost Engines
CLEVELAND - To meet rising consumer demand for the award-winning 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, Ford Motor Company will invest nearly $200 million and add 450 new jobs at its Cleveland Engine Plant.
- LEP Hosts Supplier Summit in Preparation of New Engine Launch
LIMA, Ohio - In its simplest form, the business model of supply and demand can be broken down into two parts. A consumer needs “something” and a business provides that “something.” Suppliers, though, act as the link in the supply and demand process.
- Mid-West Workers to Washington: Trade Must be Two-Way
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to visit Washington, D.C., this week to meet with President Barack Obama on trade and other issues, the Ford workforce is making clear that any future trade policies must ensure a level playing field for the auto sector.
- Ford Sollers’ Elabuga Plant Reaches New Milestone
MOSCOW, Russia – The Ford Sollers plant at Elabuga in Tatarstan, Russia, has produced more than 20,000 Ford vehicles since it started production in January last year. The milestone vehicle was a Ford Explorer, produced for the local market.
- Delivering on the Promise of Quality
DEARBORN - The Ford Production System (FPS) defines the way that Ford operates within all of its manufacturing facilities throughout the world. It serves as an umbrella organization for seven integrated operating systems: safety, quality, delivery, cost, people, maintenance and environment.
- Ford is Investing More Than $773 Million Across Southeast Michigan Manufacturing Facilities to Support Growth
DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company is spending more than $773 million on new equipment and capacity expansions across six manufacturing facilities in southeast Michigan as it delivers on a commitment to invest $6.2 billion in U.S. plants by 2015.
- Ford Territory Reaches 150,000 Manufacturing Milestone in Australia
melbourne, Australia — Australia’s only truly local SUV, the Ford Territory has reached a production milestone of 150,000 units.
- Ford India Ready to Support EcoSport Production with New Blanking line
CHENNAI, India — Ford India is ready to fully support production of the all-new EcoSport in 2013 after the inauguration of the new Blanking Line Two at its Maraimalai Nagar manufacturing facility in Chennai.
- Ford of Mexico Celebrates the 26th Anniversary of its Hermosillo Plant
HERMOSILLO, Mexico - Twenty-six years ago, Ford of Mexico inaugurated the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant (HSAP), one of the most modern plants in the Mexican automotive industry, due to the incorporation of a flexible manufacturing system.
- Ford’s Flexible Michigan Assembly Plant Makes History by Launching C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid, Beating Toyota in Fuel Economy Across Lineup
WAYNE, MICH. – Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant is making history with each new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid that rolls off the line. It is the only manufacturing site in the world to build vehicles with five different fuel-efficient powertrains on the same line and the only one to build four vehicles that deliver 40 mpg or more in real-world driving.
- Congressman Visits, Shows Support for Kansas City Assembly
KANSAS CITY - Late last week, U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II, (D-Mo.) toured Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) as well as the new integrated stamping facility.
- Team-Based Organization Advances Ford Production System
DEARBORN - The Ford Production System (FPS) is the blueprint for the way that Ford operates within all of its manufacturing facilities throughout the world. One of the foundational elements of that blueprint is a team-based organization on the plant floor that is designed to engage and motivate each and every member of the workforce to participate in making decisions about how the business operates.
- Four Manufacturing Plants are First to Embark on Team Journey
DEARBORN - The Sharonville Transmission Plant, Rawsonville Plant, Woodhaven Stamping Plant and Buffalo Stamping Plant are the first to be approved by Ford and the UAW to begin implementing the new team-based structure at their facilities that was outlined in the 2011 contract negotiations between Ford and the UAW.
- MAP Named ‘Plant of the Year’
WAYNE, Mich. - Michigan Assembly (MAP) has become the first automotive facility to be selected Assembly Plant of the Year by ASSEMBLY magazine. The publication officially presented the award this afternoon at the home of the Ford Focus and C-MAX in Wayne, Mich.
- Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Assembly Plant Named Plant of the Year by ASSEMBLY Magazine
Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Assembly Plant has been named Assembly Plant of the Year by ASSEMBLY Magazine. It is the first time an automaker, as well as a plant in Michigan, has earned the honor.
- Bob Graziano Joins Employees to Celebrate Long-Service Milestones at Ford Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia – Last month a group of Ford Australia employees chalked up significant long-service milestones. On hand to personally thank them was President and CEO of Ford Australia Bob Graziano.
- Ford Brazil Celebrates the Production of 3 Million Zetec Engines in Taubaté
TAUBATÉ, Brazil - Ford Brazil celebrated the production of 3 million RoCam Zetec engines that fit its popular models Ka, Fiesta and Courier. Produced at the Taubaté plant, in São Paulo state, with this milestone the RoCam reinforces the fact of being one of the most successful lines of engines in the country, comprised by versions 1.0 and Flex 1.6 Flex and gasoline, the latter intended for foreign market.
- Q&A with Balasundaram Radhakrishnan
CHENNAI, India - With the U.S. $72 million expansion of the Chennai engine plant completed in record time of just 14 months, production is being ramped up to 340,000 engines annually, firmly positioning the facility as a regional hub for low-displacement engines. @Ford recently met with Balasundaram Radhakrishnan (Bala), vice president, Powertrain Operations at Ford India, to learn more about the plant -- from its start four years ago to reaching the milestone of manufacturing its 400,000th engine.
- Ford of Canada Announces Four-Year Contract with CAW That Improves Competitiveness and Creates Jobs
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) have locked in a four-year collective bargaining agreement after employees endorsed the deal in votes held today. The new contract includes new job opportunities at Ford’s Canadian operations and significant cost-savings for the company.
- KCAP Receives State’s Top Economic Development Award
KANSAS CITY - On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Kansas City Assembly Plant was awarded with the Governor’s Business Project of the Year Award by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The award is the governor’s top economic development award.
- Employees Celebrate Bright Future at ‘New’ Flat Rock Assembly Plant
FLAT ROCK, Mic. - The sun was shining brightly and so were the smiles from the crowd assembled in Flat Rock Monday, as Ford celebrated the renaming of AutoAlliance International to Flat Rock Assembly Plant and the addition of 1,200 hourly jobs to produce the 2013 Ford Fusion.
- Ford Opens New Era at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Source of 1,200 New Jobs and U.S. Production Home of All-New Fusion
FLAT ROCK, Mich. – Ford Motor Company and its employees today are opening a new era at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, complete with a new name, 1,200 additional hourly jobs coming next year and plans to produce the 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan.
- Ford Vice President of North American Manufacturing Discusses the Ford Production System, Changes in the Manufacturing Organization
DEARBORN - Jim Tetreault, vice president of North America Manufacturing, joined Mark Fields, president of The Americas, on a recent webcast to discuss the Ford Production System (FPS) and how it’s changing the Manufacturing organization as well as contributing to the One Ford plan.
- MOCSEM Visits AAI to See Production of 2013 Mustang
FLAT ROCK, Mich. - The Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan (MOCSEM) recently visited AAI for a plant tour and got a behind the scenes look at 2013 Mustang production.
- Focus Marks Milestones as World’s Top-Selling Car and Ford’s 350 Millionth Vehicle Produced in 109-Year History
RAYONG, Thailand — Ford Motor Company today celebrates the company’s 350 millionth vehicle – a Ford Focus, which is the world’s best-selling car for the first half of 2012.
- AAI Employees Say Goodbye to Mazda
FLAT ROCK, Mich. - The 1,825,245th Mazda6 was the last Mazda vehicle built at AutoAlliance International
(AAI). After 25 years of production at the Flat Rock, Mich. facility, the final Mazda came off the line on Friday, Aug. 24 at around noon.
- Mark Fields Visits Ford of Mexico to Celebrate the 2013 Fusion Job #1
HERMOSILLO, Mexico - Mark Fields, president of The Americas, visited Mexico’s Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant (HSAP), where the Fusion and Lincoln MKZ are assembled, to celebrate a very important event: The Job #1 of the 2013 Fusion.
- Manufacturing in Canada: Rich History, Focus on the Future
OAKVILLE - Over the last 100-plus years, assembly and engine facilities in Canada built some of the most popular Ford products in history. Ford of Canada’s first product was the 1905 Model C, a 78-inch wheelbase car powered by a 10 hp, horizontally opposed two-cylinder motor. Two bodystyles were offered – a twopassenger runabout that sold for $1,000 and a four-passenger, side-entrance tonneau, which carried a $1,100 price tag. While vehicles and engine technology has changed over the years, one thing has remained constant: the committed people who are focused on building quality products for consumers around the globe.