- Ford EcoSport Goes on an Adventure with Paragliding Team in Hanoi
HANOI, Vietnam— On September 14, Ford Vietnam partnered with VietWings Hanoi, a Vietnamese paragliding team, to go on an adventure in the mountainous region of Hanoi. The theme of the event was the “take off” of childhood dreams. Ford Vietnam lent the team a Ford EcoSport, which was just launched in Vietnam in July, to take them on their adventure.
- Ford’s 2020 Vision: Improved Operating Margin, More Balanced
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- Ford Philippines Employees and Dealers Go Further in Annual Ford Global Week of Caring
MANILA, Philippines – Over 100 employees of Ford Philippines and volunteers from various Ford dealerships came together for various community service projects to commemorate Ford Motor Company’s 2014 Global Week of Caring.
- Ford’s REC Facility Celebrates Sigma Engine Milestones
NANJING, China — In light of the recent transfer of the Global Sigma Engine platform to Ford’s Research and Engineering Center (REC) in Nanjing, REC is swiftly proving to be an integral component of Ford’s goal to increase engineering capabilities around the world. The engine team recently celebrated OK-to-Buy milestones for the 1.5L GTDI engine from Bridgend Engine Plant in the UK, and from Chongqing Engine Plant in China.
- Ford of Australia Brings Smart Drive to the Royal Melbourne Show for the First Time
MELBOURNE, Australia — On September 20, Ford of Australia announced that their Smart Drive activation will be appearing at the Royal Melbourne Show at the Melbourne Showgrounds for the first time and running until October 1. Ford is inviting all guests to the Royal Melbourne Show to jump into a range of vehicles as they demonstrate the ease with which customers can experience the future of in-car technology today.
- Asia Pacific Celebrates the Success of the 9th Annual Global Week of Caring
From September 6-14, Ford Motor Company employees around the world came together to make this year’s Global Week of Caring yet another success. The projects undertaken by employees in Asia Pacific (AP) were a true reflection of the company’s global initiative to build a better world for all.
- Ford Thailand Employees Go Further in Ninth Annual Ford Global Week of Caring
BANGKOK, Thailand — As part of the company’s ninth annual Global Week of Caring, more than 500 Ford employee volunteers in Thailand spent a combined 2,000 hours on efforts for waste management and recycling at a school in Rayong province.
- Changan Ford Cup 2014 China College Auto Union Campus Tour and Ford DSFL Launches
GUANGZHOU, China — On September 13, the 9th Annual Changan Ford Cup 2014 China College Auto Union Campus Tour and Ford Driving Skills for Life kicked-off at South China University of Technology. This is the inaugural event of the “Go Further with New Ideas” series of campus events launched by Changan Ford (CAF) in partnership with Motor Trend magazine and the China College Auto Union.
- Ford of Australia Shows Product Line-up Confidence with Their Ford Test Drive Challenge
MELBOURNE, Australia — Earlier this month, Ford Australia launched the “Ford Test Drive Challenge,” a campaign that encourages consumers to test drive a Ford vehicle (excluding Ford Performance Vehicles). The message communicated was:
- Ford CVAEP Celebrates a Successful Global Week of Caring with Grand Finale Event
CHENNAI, India — On September 12, Ford's Chennai Vehicle Assembly & Engine Plant ended their Global Week of Caring (GWC) with a grand finale at CSI School, Melrosapuram, which is located near Ford’s Chennai facility. From September 5-12, Ford India saw a variety of activities happen in different cities in India. More than 800 volunteers from Chennai plant worked together with great enthusiasm and executed a total of eight community welfare projects that had an immediate impact in the society.
- Ford Dealerships in Australia are Transforming to Make Car Buying and Servicing Easier, More Affordable and Fun
MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford dealerships in Australia are transforming their dealerships to make it easier for customers to buy and service vehicles as Ford continues to launch a record number of new vehicles.
- Ford Shares Climate Change Strategy at Regional Sustainability Summit
HONG KONG, China — On September 16, Ford set out its vision to help mitigate climate change through continuous innovation in product, manufacturing, and broader environmental projects at the CSR Asia Summit 2014, the region’s top sustainability forum. Pete Hardigan, director, sustainability, environment and safety engineering, Ford Asia Pacific, shared the company’s joined-up approach to sustainability: working with suppliers, dealers and the community to meet sustainability goals.
- New Mondeo Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From C-NCAP
CHONGQING, China — The Changan Ford New Mondeo (2.0 GTDi) earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC). The New Mondeo received an overall 57 points in CATARC’s China-New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP), which includes “frontal 100 percent overlap rigid barrier crash”, “frontal 40 percent overlap deformable barrier crash”, “deformable moving barrier side crash”, and “neck protection test in low speed rear crash (whiplash test)”.
- Ford Indonesia Provides Driving Skills for Life Session for Disabled Community
Jakarta, Indonesia — On September 8, Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) partnered with DKI Jakarta Regional Police (Polda Metro Jaya) and Indonesia Motoring Association DKI Jakarta to host a special Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program for the disabled community and their families, ahead of the Disabilities Indonesia Fun Rally, which is an initiative to increase awareness and foster support throughout society for individuals with disabilities.
- Ford Philippines Delivers All-Time Record Month, August Sales Soar 138 Percent
MANILA, Philippines — On September 5, Ford Philippines announced an all-time record monthly performance with overall retail sales in August soaring 138 percent year-over-year to 1,967 units. The record month was led by the Ranger’s all-time best monthly performance in the Philippines, continuation of the all-new Ecosport’s early success and continuing demand for the Fiesta and Everest nameplates.
- Ford Posts Best-Ever August Performance in Malaysia, Sales Jump 53 Percent
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Today, Ford announced its best-ever August performance in Malaysia with overall retail sales jumping 53 percent to 1,124 units, driven by continued strength in demand for the Ford Ranger and Fiesta.
- Ford Vietnam Delivers Best-Ever August Performance, Sales Double Year-over-Year
HANOI, Vietnam — Today, Ford Vietnam announced its best-ever performance for the month of August with total retail sales rising 99 percent year-over-year to 1,287 units. The surging August sales helped Ford capture a monthly market share in Vietnam of 10.2 percent, which is up 2.0 percentage points from the same month a year ago.
- 2014 Ford Kuga “Go Further eXperience” Makes a Stop in Lijiang
LIJIIANG, China — From August 18-20, Changan Ford invited a number of influencers to join them on their large experience driven media session: the 2014 Ford Kuga “Go Further eXperience” (GFX). This exciting three-day event took the participants on a journey of Tibetan culture, religious sites and private line challenges.
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- Ford India’s Chennai Plant Marches Ahead on the Six Sigma Path
CHENNAI, India — “Waste not, want not,” a proverb that stresses the importance of reducing our wastes and work towards achieving total efficiency in all that we do. With the Global Ford Production System (FPS) targeting “Best in The World” through “Operational Excellence”, the Chennai Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant (CVAEP) is making positive strides in getting all of its employees trained and equipped with Six Sigma philosophy and problem solving methodology for achieving excellence.
- 2014 Global Week of Caring Excitement in Asia Pacific
Over the weekend, Ford Motor Company employees around the world kicked-off Ford’s 9th annual Global Week of Caring (September 6-14). Here in Asia Pacific, we have over 80 projects happening throughout the entire region. Whether it’s a donation, clean-up initiative, hosting fun educational activities for orphans, helping the elderly or providing villages with water purifiers, Ford Asia Pacific employees are continuing to go further to make a better world, one project at a time.
- Ford India Begins Global Week of Caring Activity by Launching Their Happy Schools Program
CHENNAI, India — On September 5, Ford India started off their 2014 Global Week of Caring activity by announcing their new Happy Schools Program. The program was launched at the CSI School in Melorosapuram, near Ford’s Chennai facility. Students from 21 different schools, all of which are located around the facility, experienced the fun element in learning as they actively engaged in craft work and other activities throughout the day. The launch could not have been better placed, as the day coincided with the nationally-celebrated Teachers’ Day, the birthday of India’s former President and eminent teacher of philosophy, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
- Ford China Year-To-Date Sales Up 30% with 717,537 Vehicles Sold; August Sales Reach 77,506 Vehicles, Up 9%
Ford China sales are up 30 percent in the year to date, with 717,537 vehicles sold compared with 551,738 in the first eight months of 2013. In August this year alone, Ford sold 77,506 vehicles in China, up nine percent from 71,183 sold in August last year.
- New Mondeo Celebrates First Anniversary with Cumulative Sales of Over 100,000 Units
CHONGQING, China — The New Mondeo, launched as Changan Ford’s (CAF) flagship model, has experienced great success on the market since its launch on August 29, 2013. Leveraging the unique product competitiveness, insight into the tasteful lifestyle of target consumers and unique marketing strategy, the New Mondeo has achieved over 100,000 sales results since it was listed, continuing to lead the consumption boom in the mid- to high-class car market.
- Bangna Parts Distribution Center Services Asia Pacific and the World
BANGKOK, Thailand — Though the Bangna Parts Distribution Center (Bangna PDC) in Thailand is one of more than 20 PDCs in the Asia Pacific (AP) region, the sheer number and variety of processes conducted at Bangna PDC makes it unique from the other centers in the region.