- Fiesta is one of the stars of Brazilian step of the Skateboard World Tour
FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brazil - Ford dealers from the South of the country supported the final step of the World Skateboard Circuit this month in Florianopolis, one of the most beautiful Brazilian cities.
- Ford Focus Wins “10 Best 2016” Award by Car&Driver Brazil
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford Focus was elected by Car&Driver Brazil magazine as the best premium mid-size hatchback in the 8th edition of the “10 Best” award. The award was announced in São Paulo after a rigorous test with 30 finalists, chosen among more than 230 vehicles evaluated by the publication during the year.
- Odontomóvel Project Reaffirms Ford Social Commitment in Brazil
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil - Ford Brazil, with financial support of the Ford Fund, held the delivery of a F-350 truck assembled as mobile dental office. For the impoverished communities, this initiative called Project Odontomóvel will attend at this time the city of Horizonte, in the Northeastern state of Ceará.
- Ford Trucks Received the Rural Top List Award with F Series in Brazil
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford Trucks has just been awarded by Rural magazine as Top List in the light truck segment with F-350 and F-4000 models. This magazine, the most important in the agribusiness sector, held a research with small farms and traders to define the most reliable and robust product in this business.
- Ford Brazil Gains Market Share in 2015
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford increased market share from January to October in Brazil, including cars and trucks. The brand grew 15.2% when compared to the same period of 2014, registering a market share of 10.6%. Ford was the auto company, among the traditional OEMs in the country, with major growth in the industry.
- Ford Argentina Receives New Recognition by Business Media
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – During the month of October, Ford Argentina won 3 new recognitions given by some of the most influential media of the country.
- Ford Argentina Promotes Innovation by Supporting Entrepreneurship
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Ford Argentina is supporting the major competition for entrepreneurs held in Argentina, NAVES, as an active member. The event is organized by the IAE Business School (Top 25 worldwide). In this year’s edition, 250 projects across the country are competing. The first event took place during the global week of entrepreneurship and the final stage will be developed on November 17 for 500 attendees. The winners of the Future of Mobility Contest, organized by Ford Argentina in 2014, are participating on this recognized competition.
- Ford Brazil held a Seminar about Vehicle Safety and Autonomous Vehicles
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil – Ford Brazil held a seminar about vehicle safety and autonomous vehicles, gathering 150 journalists, online influencers and bloggers. Thomas Lukaszewicz, of the Center of Research and Advanced Engineering of Ford Germany, presented the main keynote addressing research about new technologies for electric vehicle systems, autonomous and connected cars.
- Ford Brazil Announced the Winners of São Paulo Mobility Challenge
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil- Ford Brazil announced the results of the Brazilian stage of Ford’s Innovate Mobility contest, called Sao Paulo City Challenge. The student Gabriel Araújo, 20, was the winner with the Muvall app, proposing guides to integrate public transportation, cars and other modals such as the use of the carpooling system.
- Ford Argentina Achievement on the Global Month of Caring
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - During September, Ford Argentina developed the Global Month of Caring program, through which employees participated in different community activities to enhance well-being and environmental care. These initiatives have been driven since 2005 by the Ford Volunteers Corp.
Ford Argentina results for the Global Month of Caring are the following:
- Ford Argentina’s Reputation is in the Top 10
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Clarín, Argentina’s largest national newspaper, published the results of the Merco corporate reputation rankings: The Top 100 Best Corporate Reputation & Top 100 Best Corporate Responsibility and Good Governance rankings.
- Ford Reports Record Third Quarter Pre-Tax Profit of $2.7 Billion; Net Income $1.9 Billion
Today, Ford Motor Company reported its 2015 third quarter financial results. The company delivered a record pre-tax profit of $2.7 billion, up $1.5 billion from a year ago. Ford also posted net income of $1.9 billion, up $1.1 billion from the same period in 2014. This was the 25th consecutive profitable quarter for the company.
- Ford Brazil Held Heavy Truck Demonstrations for Large Fleet Companies
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford Trucks is holding a special program with large fleets companies to demonstrate its heavy and extra-heavy trucks from Cargo lineup. Recently, it was promoted an event in partnership with BRF, one of the biggest Brazilian companies in the food sector in the world. This company operates in more than 110 countries and has a fleet with more than 7,000 trucks in Brazil.
- Ford Brazil introduces a program of Education for Young Students in Bahia
CAMAÇARI, Brazil – With the presences of the Bahia State Governor, Mr. Rui Costa, and the president of Ford South America, Mr. Steven Armstrong, an educational program was announced for disadvantaged young in Camaçari, where Ford has an industrial complex that produces the Ka and EcoSport models. Supported by Ford Fund, the goal of this program is to qualify students of public schools aiming to prepare them to enter the labor market.
- Argentinean Consumer Media tested the New Mondeo and New Focus
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – As part of the new vehicles’ launch program, Ford Argentina organized a Consumer Media Drive for journalists and editors of major lifestyle media. 41 guests attended the event, which consisted in a test drive from Buenos Aires to Carmelo (Uruguay), one of the most aspirational destinations in the neighboring country.
- Ford Fusion, Including the Hybrid, is the Best-Selling in the Large Sedan Segment in Brazil
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil – Ford Fusion competes in Brazil exclusively on luxury large sedans segment and, in this category, is the absolute market leader. In September, the Ford model held the record of 90 percent of the luxury market, with around 600 vehicles sold in that month.
- Ford Brazil Launches Complete Service Program for Heavy Trucks
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil – Ford Truck Operations launched in Brazil a new national service campaign for the transporter business. With a complete-service philosophy, Ford will offer for fleets, and autonomous heavy truck drivers, a package which includes the tracking and monitoring system (FordTrac), Ford Service’s maintenance plan, 24-hour S.O.S. Assistance and Technical Support by Disk Ford, aiming to increase economy, safety and profitability conditions to the sector.
- Ford Argentina organized Charity Race Ford Runs at Pacheco Plant
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – As part of the initiatives of the Global Month of Caring aligned with the company’s health strategy, Ford Argentina organized a solidarity race on September 25. Over 1000 employees signed up to donate non-perishable food in exchange for a running kit and more than 500 ran or walked the 5km circuits at Pacheco Plant facilities.
- Ford Brazil launches 2016MY Fiesta Sedan in the premium compact segment
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil – Ford launched the 2016MY Fiesta Sedan with the new SE Plus version, increasing the offer of models with automatic transmission and seven airbags. As part of repositioning the lineup in compact premium segment, it has also introduced more standard items in all of the other versions. “The New Fiesta is the only car in its category to offer seven airbags for drivers and passengers”, says Fernando Pfeiffer, Ford’s Product Manager.
- Ford Argentina Supported TEDxRIODELAPLATA
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - For the second consecutive year, Ford Argentina supported TEDxRiodelaPlata, the worldwide largest TEDx event attended by 10,000 people. The conference focused on sharing innovative ideas to transform society in constructive way. TEDxRiodelaPlata took place on September 24th at Tecnópolis and counted with the presence of Argentinean specialists in different areas, such as music, modernization, literature and science, among others.
- Students of Henry Ford Technical School Participate of the 1st Argentinean Technology Olympiad
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Thirty students of Henry Ford Technical School –established at Pacheco Plant 50 years ago– participate of the classification stage of the first Argentinean technology Olympiad organized by the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (ITBA). Two of them reached the final stage that will take place by the end of October.
- A FORD RANGER PROVIDES MOBILITY AT BASE ESPERANZA IN ARTARCTICA
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – With the beginning of the second phase of the Antarctic Campaign –which is developed between December and February to provides supplies for Argentinean temporary and permanent bases– a Ranger customized and specially prepared for absolutely extreme conditions was incorporated to the Esperanza Base for the first time.
- QUICK LANE PILAR EXPANDS ITS FACILITIES
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Last October 1st, the expanded facilities of Quick Lane Pilar –opened a year ago- were re-inaugurated. The Convenience Room was redesigned to provide further comfort for customer and a new Testing Street (a.e Calle de Pruebas) was also set up to make a dynamic and computerized diagnosis of the vehicles.
- During the global month of caring, volunteer corps of Ford Venezuela runs training and sustainability project for "Jesús Obrero" Vocational Training Center
Valencia, October 5, 2015 - In the framework of the global month of caring, more than 100 workers actively participated, developing a project to support "Jesús Obrero de Guacara" Vocational Training Center and the more than 420 young people that are trained annually at the facility.
- Ford Trucks promotes voluntary dental assistance to truck drivers in São Paulo area
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford Brazil’s Truck division promotes this week the social dental assistance program, named Ford Odontomóvel, in the city of Guarulhos, at the Greater São Paulo area. This initiative aims to offer free assistance to heavy truck drivers and communities at a mobile dental’s office assembled in a C-816 Cargo Truck. This Ford vehicle, one of the best sellers in the light truck segment, has a high level of dental equipment and a professional structure that suits procedures such as cleaning, fillings, prophylaxis and even restorations and small surgeries.