- Employees Support Hope at 22nd Annual Race for the Cure
DETROIT - Helping to ensure that their friend and co-worker’s death was not in vain is what keeps Zenaida Wright, training coordinator in marketing, sales and service and her MS&S teammates focused on raising funds to support breast cancer awareness and prevention.
- New Maintenance Operating System Improves Plant Performance
DEARBORN - With many manufacturing plants in North America running seven days a week to keep up with growing consumer demand for Ford vehicles, it is more critical than ever to keep machinery and operations maintained and running to their fullest potential.
- Going Further with Digital Worker Drivers – Who are These Folks?
DEARBORN - The Go Digital…Go Further (GDGF) program has motivated employees to increase awareness and understanding of IT tools and resources through in the engagement of self-paced learning experiences and community involvement. Now let’s bring attention to our Digital Worker Drivers who are living the One Ford philosophy.
- New Transit Custom Stars at Cannes Film Festival
CANNES, France – Movie fans at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival will once again be able to watch the cream of independent film as the Ford-supported ‘Cannes in a Van’ team hits the streets in their four-wheeled mobile movie theatre.
- Ford Fusion Energi Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA
DEARBORN – The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has earned the highest possible “five-star” Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The five-star rating is the U.S. Government’s highest-possible safety rating and is determined only after severe testing procedures as part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover.
- Fleming Calls for ‘Year of Implementation’
DEARBORN - Two years ago, Ford embarked on a journey to redesign the way that the company operates within all of its manufacturing facilities throughout the world.
- Lincoln Concierge Offers Consumers Personal Shopping Assistant
DEARBORN - When you stay at a luxury hotel, there is concierge on-site available to assist you.
- Triple Win for Ford at 2013 Honest John Awards
BRENTWOOD, England – Ford has scooped three top wins at this year’s Honest John Awards, with new Fiesta crowned “Most Popular Small Hatchback” and for the second year running Mondeo and C-MAX named “Most Popular Large Family Car” and “Most Popular MPV” respectively.
- Ford Fiesta ST Sets Seriously Rapid Pace in First Few Months on Sale
COLOGNE, Germany – The Ford Fiesta ST – Ford’s fastest ever production small car – is off to a fast start with hot-hatch connoisseurs placing 3,000 orders since March.
- Lincoln Announces Reimagine Project to Aid Visionaries of the Arts, Design and Innovation
DEARBORN – Lincoln, the luxury automotive brand, announced today the $1.2 million Lincoln Reimagine ProjectTM that will help fund fresh and relevant projects and ideas in the areas of arts and design and thought leadership.
- Ford Escape, Fusion Accelerate ‘Super Segment’ Share Gains
DEARBORN – Driven by strong sales of two of Ford’s newest vehicles, the Ford Fusion and Escape, Ford’s share of the “super segment,” comprised of subcompacts, compacts, midsize sedans and small utilities, stands at 13 percent through the first four months of 2013 – representing a gain of 2 share points compared to the same period last year.
- Go Further: Preserving Dhofar's Cloud Forests
MUSCAT, Oman – With more than 900 plant species, including more than 50 endemic ones not available anywhere else on Earth, the mountains of the Dhofar region in Southern Oman are a biodiversity hotspot of unique value.
- Go Further: Ford Continues Wave of Nationwide Well Construction in Water-Deprived Cambodian Communities
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Ford has announced its second wave of water well construction for high-priority rural communities lacking access to clean water in the Cambodian provinces of Takeo and Kampong Speu. Together Ford and dealer partner, RMA Cambodia, are investing USD12,500 to build a series of 13 new water wells in seven villages across the two southern provinces.
- Ford Launches New UK Customer Care Programme
BRENTWOOD, England - Ford is to transform its aftersales experience for retail customers with the introduction of a range of new services launched under the “Ford BlueService” name.
- New Products Drive Ford of Europe Sales Increase in April
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Europe sales increased in April by 3 per cent year-over-year driven by strong demand for new products.
- Ford Fusion Named to Best Family Cars List by KBB.com
DEARBORN - The all-new Ford Fusion was named to the KBB.com list of Best Family Cars of 2013. Kelley Blue Book editors noted that with its “eye-catching exterior, the Fusion stands out with a variety of powertrains that includes two hybrid options and a pair of turbocharged engines, plus available all-wheel-drive and enough tech features to make a geek swoon.”
- Form Follows Function with Test Track Wall
DEARBORN - When Ford Motor Company decided it was time to get the test vehicles off the local streets of Dearborn, the company turned to a large, mostly open tract of land near its Dearborn Engineering Lab.
- Global Rallycross Podium at the Inaugural Summer X Games 2013 in Foz do Iguacu
FOZ DO IQUACU, Brazil - Ford swept the Global Rallycross Podium at the Inaugural Summer X Games 2013 in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last month with GRC rookie Scott Speed earning gold in his Ford Fiesta. OlsbergsMSE drivers Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen and Patrik Sandell captured silver and bronze, respectively.
- Go Further: Ford Australia Provides Support to Red Cross, Aids Tasmania Bush Fire Victims
MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford Australia continues to deliver on the Go Further brand promise by supporting the victims of the bush fires that devastated Tasmanian some three months ago by donating the use of two Territory vehicles to the Red Cross. These vehicles have helped on-the-ground teams provide relief to those affected by the disaster.
- Warriors in Pink: Ford’s Own Linda Pond Celebrates Life, Survival
DEARBORN - Linda Pond, business analyst, ITSM, Information Technology, is a fighter by nature. She is always upbeat, smiling and getting the best out of life. All of these wonderful attributes would be put to the test when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2012.
- Boosting Automotive Worker Wellness in Nelson Mandela Bay
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — The Ford Struandale Engine Plant, General Motors South Africa and Volkswagen South Africa are throwing their weight behind a unique programme to boost the wellness of workers within the automotive supply chain of Africa’s largest automotive manufacturing city, Nelson Mandela Bay.
- Ford Engineers Swap Spanners for 3-D Glasses as Virtual Reality Brings Prototype Cars to Life
COLOGNE, Germany – The room where Ford cars of tomorrow are fine-tuned appears slightly incongruous at first glance. Large white walls form a three-sided box with projectors throwing images on to each wall and the ceiling. Mounted in the middle is a dummy car interior.
- Ford Sollers Accelerates Growth Plan in Russia With New Engine Plant and Launch of EcoSport
RUSSIA – Ford Sollers is accelerating its plan to expand in the burgeoning Russian market by announcing that it is building a $274 million (10 billion Russian Rouble) engine plant in Elabuga in Tatarstan, and also will manufacture and sell the EcoSport.
- Ford Futurist Honored Among Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative Business People for 2013
DEARBORN – Every company needs a Sheryl Connelly. As global head of trends and futuring for Ford, Connelly immerses herself in ever-evolving social, cultural, environmental, technological and economic ideas to imagine what consumers might want up to 20 years in the future.
- Al Jazirah Vehicles Expands Presence in Saudi Arabia
HA’IL, Saudi Arabia – Ford’s largest dealer in the Middle East opened an expansive new facility in northwest Saudi Arabia.
- MyEnergi Lifestyle Contest Offers Home Energy Makeover, Ford C-MAX Energi – Featured on ‘Katie’ Show
DEARBORN – Ford and the MyEnergi Lifestyle® initiative have kicked off the MyEnergi Lifestyle retrofit contest with Katie Couric on her syndicated talk show “Katie.” Homeowners can enter this national contest for a chance to win a package that includes a Ford C-MAX Energi – America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid vehicle, new Whirlpool brand appliances, a SunPower solar power system and other home products designed to bring energy-efficient living to a typical American family.
- Strategic Vision: Two Ford Vehicles are Quality Leaders
The 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Ford F-250/F-350 are No. 1 in their segments in Strategic Vision’s 18th annual Total Quality Index™ study. Fusion is Total Quality winner among midsize sedans and F-250/F-350 tops the heavy-duty pickup truck segment for Total Quality. Research consultants in business for more than 35 years, Strategic Vision accurately measures the most meaningful quality experiences products generate in order to capture the hearts and minds of consumers’ decision making.
- Check Out Digital Worker’s New Home Page!
DEARBORN - The new page – unveiled on April 29 – is a collaborative effort between the Digital Worker team and the Creative Design and Usability team from Ford IT’s Application Implementation Center.
- One Ford in Practice as Chinese Group Forms Partnership with LEP
LIMA, Ohio - Call it an international meeting of the minds that began, simply enough, with a handshake between Lima Engine Plant (LEP) Plant Manager Mike Felix and Changan Ford Engine Plant Manager Xiong Cunbin.
- Ford Fiesta Europe’s Best-Selling Small Car in First Quarter of 2013
COLOGNE, Germany – The Ford Fiesta was Europe’s best-selling small car in March and for the first three months of 2013, according to the latest figures from the world's leading provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics.*