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  • Ford invests in Craiova plant

    May 22nd 2018

    Romania – The OEM is spending €200m on upgrades before starting production of a second vehicle

  • Heavy on the hybrids

    May 8th 2018

    It may have been slow off the mark with electrification, but Ford is now stepping up its efforts through a new global growth strategy…

  • Ford boosts SUV production by 25%

    February 28th 2018

    Dubai – A new investment in the company’s Kentucky Truck Plant will increase production volumes

  • Standard bearers

    February 12th 2018

    A programme run by the International Automotive Task Force is looking to revise the technical specification IATF16949, the published standard informing quality management across the automotive industry worldwide

  • The case for carbon fibre

    January 4th 2018

    The launch of the i3 has changed the conversation about the future application of carbon fibre in vehicle structures

  • Q&A: Adil Shirinov, Ford Sollers

    January 2nd 2018

    As CEO of Ford’s Russian joint venture with local manufacturing specialist Sollers, Adil Shirinov tells AMS how Ford Sollers survived the crisis and how he plans to get the brand into the top five again by focusing on vans and SUVs

  • Russian resolution

    January 2nd 2018

    Russia’s automotive industry is cautiously expressing confidence again after the car market there emerges from a three-year slump

  • Southern powerhouse

    November 13th 2017

    The automotive industry has played a central role in the economic and industrial strategies of successive South African governments in the post-apartheid era, and since 1995 various development plans have provided a structured environment for carmakers to invest. The industry’s relatively recent emergence on the world stage has been driven by the expansion of BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen (VW), whose South African factories make vehicles for Europe and other major markets, while Ford and Toyota have also allocated global roles to their plants in the country. Moreover, China’s BAIC is now moving in, constructing a 100,000-unit factory which represents the biggest single automotive investment in the country…

  • Composites take shape

    October 12th 2017

    Pressing and forming technology for composite materials are a key part of modern automotive production. AMS looks at the latest developments

  • Ford Craiova starts making EcoSport

    October 12th 2017

    Romania – The company said that it switched to European production in place of exports from Chennai, India, in order to meet rising demand. The change required an investment of €200m ($235.8m)…