All Ford articles

  • FordOtosan_Kocaeli Turkey qual
    Article

    More views from the “lighthouse”: Industry 4.0 instils culture change at Ford Otosan

    2020-03-27T16:02:00Z

    Ranked among the WEF Global Lighthouse Network, Ford Otosan’s Industry 4.0 strategy has improved mindsets as well as datasets

  • Auto plant closures
    Article

    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:49:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

  • GM Baojun plant 1 2018
    Article

    US giants in Asia: Part 2 – China checks and churns

    2020-03-02T14:43:00Z

    Ford and GM remain committed to the China market, one that still has much to offer despite sales downturns and health crises  

  • Ford Sanand Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant
    Article

    US giants in Asia: Part 1 – down and nearly out in India

    2020-02-25T15:44:00Z

    As GM and Ford scale back from the subcontinent, the withdrawal is symptomatic of their global challenges and retrenchment back in the homeland

  • VW Uitenhage_South Africa
    Article

    AMS on Africa: Part 3 – Game plan for South Africa

    2020-02-11T09:42:00Z

    Despite competition elsewhere in the continent, South Africa retains its key place among global manufacturing strategies

  • Ford invests in battery and hybrid production at Valencia
    News

    Ford invests in battery production at Valencia

    2020-01-21T16:50:00Z

    Ford will invest €42m in its Valencia manufacturing plant to support the its electrification strategy with a state-of-the-art battery assembly facility, in addition to producing the new hybrid models

  • Ford Chennai plant
    Article

    Ford’s India plants to be operated by Mahindra

    2019-10-30T11:17:00Z

    India - Ford will transfer control of its assembly operations in India to Mahindra

  • Puma 01
    Article

    Ford starts production of new Puma

    2019-10-09T16:39:00Z

    Romania - Ford has started making the new Puma in Craiova after a significant investment was made at its plant

  • Ultima-Volkswagen ID3-BI-flash-4
    Article

    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

  • mindsphere-si-01136789_original
    Article

    Gathering clouds

    2019-08-20T10:44:00Z

    Cloud computing has been used for some time by carmakers, but its full potential has still to be realised in automation applications. 

  • 2019 Ford Kuga home charge
    Article

    Ford’s new electric offering

    2019-05-28T13:49:00Z

    Ford has recently announced it will bring 16 electrified vehicles to market in Europe over the next few years. Michael Nash provides a rundown of the first batch to be introduced

  • 12_Ford_Focus
    Article

    Keeping in focus

    2019-05-20T14:29:00Z

    Ford has invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Nick Holt visited the plant to get a look at the upgrades to the production process

  • CAP_SV2_7317
    Article

    US plants – stick or twist?

    2019-04-10T13:42:00Z

    Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures. Here we provide an overview of the latest news regarding ...

  • Ford transit
    Podcast

    Start of production – AMS Podcast Episode 01

    2019-04-10T11:55:00Z

    The very first AMS podcast rolls off the assembly line and the team discuss two giants of automotive manufacturing, Toyota and Ford.

  • BMW scooter
    Podcast

    Look to the future, it’s only just begun – AMS Podcast Episode 03

    2019-04-10T11:47:00Z

    With absolutely no apologies for quoting Slade, AMS Editor Nick Holt and AMS Deputy Editor Gareth Price see this Christmas as the ideal time to look back at a selection of topics featured in AMS magazine during 2018.

  • Ford autonomous vehicle
    Article

    Ford invests in EV and AV production

    2019-03-21T11:18:00Z

    US - Ford has said it will spend US$900m on its facilities in Michigan in order to ready for the production of both electric and autonomous vehicles. This is the l atest in a string of investments that the OEM has recently announced it will make in US plants. ...

  • Ford Focus Saarlouis
    Article

    Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

    2019-03-20T13:21:00Z

    In President Trump somewhat simplistic analysis, trade wars fought through the medium of tariffs are easy to win. Angered, apparently, by seeing too many Mercedes and BMWs on Fifth Avenue, Trump has threatened to invoke section 232 of the 1962 US Trade Expansion Act, raising tariffs from ...

  • BMW-adhesive-on-windows
    Article

    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment

  • Honda Swindon Civic
    Article

    Honda closure deals blow to UK

    2019-02-19T13:06:00Z

    Honda has announced plans to close its Swindon plant at the end of the current model’s production lifecycle in 2021. The statement, which was published on the company’s website, refers to the changing nature of the global auto industry and Honda’s “commitment to electrified cars” as the main reasons behind ...

  • Fronius joining of steel and aluminium
    Article

    Low heat input welding

    2019-02-03T10:00:00Z

    The Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process reduces the heat input in comparison to other MIG/MAG processes, claims Fronius. This uses a digital process control, which automatically detects short circuits and then helps to detach the droplet by retracting the wire; during welding, the wire moves forward and is pulled ...