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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford sales fall 33.3% in the second quarter due to coronavirus

July 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Ford Motor reported Thursday that its U.S. vehicle sales in the second quarter were down 33.3%, in line with industry expectations as the coronavirus caused consumers to stay at home and dealerships and factories to shutter. Ford’s decline was less […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Promise debt relief program launches

June 29, 2020

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. launched a debt relief program Monday that allows buyers of a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle financed through the automaker’s lending arm to return it if they lose their job within a year. The […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Ranger, Tesla models ride high in ‘American-Made’ vehicle index

June 23, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co.’s new Ranger truck topped a ranking of vehicles that contribute most to the U.S. economy, while three Tesla Inc. models placed in the top nine. The two companies’ brands were absent from Cars.com’s top 10 last year […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford accelerates return to pre-crisis production levels

June 19, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Ford began to resume U.S. production on May 18. The company said it implemented “robust safety and care measures globally to help support a safe and healthy environment for the company’s workforce.” DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. will return to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford-Volkswagen alliance to include shared production of 8 million commercial vehicles

June 10, 2020

Via: CNBC

Ford Motor and Volkswagen plan to share production of 8 million commercial vehicles as part of an expanded alliance between the two automakers. Production of the vehicles is expected to begin as early as next year and continue through the […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Ford’s color, materials team broadens its palette

May 18, 2020

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Even as Ford Motor Co.’s factory workers begin going back on the job this week, thousands of salaried employees might remain homebound into July. Among them is a team of a half-dozen color and materials designers who continue […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford to resume engine output in UK, Spain

May 13, 2020

Via: Automotive News

LONDON — Ford will restart output at its two British engine factories on Monday, which means that all of the automaker’s European manufacturing sites will be in operation next week, after shutdowns due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ford built nearly […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford’s first-quarter sales drop 12.5% amid coronavirus pandemic

April 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Ford Motor joined Fiat Chrysler and other major automakers in reporting double-digit declines in first-quarter U.S. vehicle sales as consumers shelter in place and dealerships close amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ford reported Thursday that its sales fell 12.5% through March […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford plans to restart production at ‘key’ auto plants starting in early April

March 26, 2020

Via: CNBC

Ford Motor plans to restart production at “key” North American assembly plants as early as April 6 after shutting down the factories last week under union pressure to contain the coronavirus outbreak from spreading throughout its workforce, the company announced […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, Production

Ford partners with GE, 3M to begin manufacturing protective equipment, ventilators

March 24, 2020

Via: CNBC

Ford announced Tuesday it will partner with 3M and GE Healthcare to begin producing face masks and ventilators to help fill potential shortages caused by the coronavirus. Ford will work with 3M to manufacture a newly designed respirator and boost […]