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Ford Asia Pacific Business 101s

Oct-23-2014 12:00 AM ET

Business 101 is a project is designed to help employees better understand how our business operates, and how to read our financial statements. We hope that developing a common understanding of the state of our business now will help us all to understand what we each can do to deliver on our plan.

Ford Indonesia Shares Safety Tips for Expectant Moms

Oct-22-2014 9:00 PM ET

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Ford Indonesia recently held an event to share safety tips for pregnant mothers, or baby-on-board drivers, to help raise awareness about how to keep babies and families safe while riding in their cars.

Ford Korea Holds Pink Warriors Class for Mothers and Daughters to Promote Breast Cancer Prevention

Oct-21-2014 9:00 PM ET

SEOUL, South Korea — From Oct. 18-19, Ford Sales and Service Korea (Ford Korea) introduced special informative classes on breast cancer, Pink Warriors Class, for mothers and daughters at the Ford Korea showroom located in Sinsa, Gangnam.

New Fiesta’s Stylish Night Out in Chongqing

Oct-20-2014 3:00 AM ET

CHONGQING, China — On Sept. 24, the Ford New Fiesta embarked on a fun and fashionable night out on the Mountain City of Chongqing to search for the hottest spots in the city. The event was called “Night Out, YO·HO Fiesta”; the evening’s journey began at the Chongqing New North Zone and ended at the city center. The urban fashion seekers enjoyed the pleasure of driving the New Fiesta 1.0L model to search for popular fashion landmarks and hot delicacies in the city.

Ford College Graduates in India Present their Learnings in a Fun and Delicious Way

Oct-19-2014 9:00 PM ET

CHENNAI, India — Ford College Graduates (FCG) are always considered very special to Ford Motor Company. Fresh out of college, the FGCs are a group of energetic and enthusiastic raw talent who are trained to take up positions across the company in various departments. The first three months after recruitment, FCGs are taken through various holistic training modules, team building exercises and exposure to the Ford world, inside and out. This helps FCGs transition into their roles efficiently and effectively.

Ford’s Global Business Services Donates More Than 800 Computers to Schools in Tamil Nadu, India

Oct-16-2014 9:00 PM ET

CHENNAI, India — Acquiring computer skills will no longer be a distant dream for thousands of underprivileged kids in Tamil Nadu, thanks to a project jointly initiated by Ford’s Global Business Services (GBS) and the Rotary Club of Madras South. This is an ongoing initiative that reflects Ford’s commitment to support Digital Literacy among communities where it operates. 

Ford of Australia Representative Chosen as Valedictorian of the Give Where you Live Loaned Executive Program 2014

Oct-16-2014 3:00 AM ET

GEELONG, Australia — On Oct. 9, the Give Where You Live Loaned Executive Program 2014 – Evening of Acknowledgement was held at the Gordon TAFE recognizing the hard work and achievement of the 30 plus individuals who contributed to the success of the 2014 Program. Since 1966, local businesses and their valued employees have been supporting the community through involvement in the Program, which is a fundraising campaign designed to encourage and increase Workplace Giving contributions (Workplace Giving is where employees can contribute to a charity through their company’s payroll system), which in turn helps Give Where You Live in their vital work supporting communities in the Geelong region. 

Chennai Plant Receives Accolades for Achievements on Maintenance and Environment Metrics

Oct-15-2014 9:00 PM ET

CHENNAI, India — Ford’s Chennai facility was recently awarded for its efforts on the Maintenance and Environment parameters, which are key metrics in the Global Ford Production System. The Chennai Vehicle Assembly Plant’s (CVAP) stamping facility won the Maintenance Operations Systems (MOS) award, while the Chennai Engine Plant’s Materials, Planning and Logistics (MP&L) team received the 2014 Asia Pacific Facility Environmental Leadership Award for a project on reduction of carton and wood wastage.

Ford Launches Fifth Quick Lane Service Station in Guwahati

Oct-14-2014 9:00 PM ET

GUWAHATI, India — On Sept. 25, Ford India launched the much-awaited Quick Lane service in Guwahati, in the state of Assam in north east India. The fifth of its kind in the country, Quick Lane in Guwahati was inaugurated following the success in the first four service outlets in Bengaluru, Surat, Nashik and Kochi.  The first outlet was opened in 2012 in Bengaluru, which received great reviews from the market.

Ford in Australia Celebrates Job 1 of the Falcon FG X Sedan and Territory MK II

Oct-13-2014 9:00 PM ET

MELBOURNE, Australia — On October 8, Ford in Australia celebrated a major milestone with the first 2014 Ford Falcon FG X sedan and the Ford Territory MK II rolling down the production line. To mark this special occasion, hundreds of employees were on hand to witness Job 1 of the Falcon FG X sedan and Territory MK II as they came off the production line at the Broadmeadows Assembly Plant. The company also took the opportunity to photograph the vehicles at its Geelong Engine Plant, where the Falcon and Territory’s in-line six-cylinder engine is made and where the bodies are stamped.   

Changan Ford Launches the Classic Focus SVP and Announces the Focus Racer Club Totem

Oct-13-2014 4:15 AM ET

CHONGQING, China — On Sept. 23, Changan Ford (CAF) officially launched The Classic Focus SVP with a limited offering of 2,700 units. At the same time, the Focus Racer Club, an recently founded organization that connects the Focus brand and consumers, also announced the final Ford Focus totem, which is the identification badge designed and voted on by Focus fans. Since the contest first launched in August, the online totem selection received more than 300 entries and nearly 50,000 fans voted for their favorite design they think best represents the common spirit of the more than 1.7 million Focus customers. The totem will be produced and circulated to fans in the Focus Racer club so customers can put the badge in the rear of their Focus.

Ford in Australia Holds First Outside the Oval Art Exhibition to Raise Funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Oct-12-2014 9:00 PM ET

MELBOURNE, Australia — On Oct. 3, Ford of Australia held its first Outside the Oval art exhibition at the 1000 Pound Bend Gallery in Melbourne’s Central Business District, welcoming around 150 guests on the premiere opening night. This exhibition was the brainchild of the Ford Design Center employees who put together 3D art pieces for the show as part of Ford’s annual fundraising efforts for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Ford Delivers Best-Ever September Sales, All-Time Record Quarter in Malaysia

Oct-10-2014 1:00 AM ET

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — On Oct 10, Ford announced its best-ever September performance in Malaysia, with retail sales rising 52 percent to 1,183 units.

Ford Vietnam Delivers Best-Ever September Sales, Sets All-Time Quarterly Sales Mark

Oct-09-2014 10:15 AM ET

HANOI, Vietnam This morning, Ford Vietnam announced its best-ever September performance with retail sales rising 90 percent year-over-year to 1,390 units. The exceptional month was driven by strong customer demand across Ford’s full lineup of vehicles in Vietnam, including its B-segment pair— the all-new Ford EcoSport and new Ford Fiesta.

Digital Worker Tips & Tricks: Use Alerts in SharePoint

Oct-08-2014 10:00 PM ET

What: An alert is a great way to keep track of the changes your teammates made to documents and lists on your SharePoint site. You can use alerts to receive an email notification when content is added or modified on your site. Site administrators also have the ability to create alerts for other members of the site.

Ford Lio Ho Supports Teach For Taiwan

Oct-08-2014 3:00 AM ET

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Just in time for Confucius’s Birthday (Teacher’s’ Day), Teach for Taiwan (TFT), a charity group FLH works with that strives to solve issues concerning education in remote and resource-limited areas of Taiwan, sent out a “Happy Teacher’s Day” card out to various groups and organizations to inspire them to join and support their program. In the card, TFT highlighted the help and support they received from Ford Lio Ho (FLH) since the two organizations began their partnership last year. They sent to card out to about 1,000 people/organizations in or involved in the education industry in Taiwan. The card included a quote from Thomas Fann, president, Ford Lio Ho, which read “The courage this young generation has and devoting themselves to a better world in our society are remarkable; it’s our honor to be part of their inspiration journey.”

Ford Philippines Delivers All-Time Record Month, Capping Best-Ever Quarterly Performance

Oct-07-2014 5:15 AM ET

Ford Philippines today announced it delivered an all-time record monthly performance in September with retail sales jumping 63 percent year-over-year to 2,010 units.

A New Level of Service as Changan Ford CEM Kicks Off in China

Oct-05-2014 9:00 PM ET

CHONGQING, China – On August 11, the official implementation of the Ford Consumer Experience Movement (CEM) was marked by the Changan Ford CEM Dealer Kick-off Meeting. Changan Ford’s ambitious launch of this program in China signals the dawn of a new era in customer service quality for the nation, which is the world’s largest auto market.

The New Mondeo Tasteful Life Series Starts in Suzhou

Oct-01-2014 9:00 PM ET

SUZHOU, China — The Changan Ford New Mondeo “Here I am, in Your City” event just began, and kicked off with its first stop event in Suzhou.

Ford EcoSport Goes on an Adventure with Paragliding Team in Hanoi

Sep-30-2014 9:00 PM ET

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

Sep-29-2014 5:00 PM ET

Ford’s 2020 Vision: Improved Operating Margin, More Balanced​

Ford Philippines Employees and Dealers Go Further in Annual Ford Global Week of Caring

Sep-28-2014 9:45 PM ET

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

Sep-24-2014 9:00 PM ET

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

Sep-23-2014 9:00 PM ET

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

Sep-22-2014 9:00 PM ET

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.