Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It sells cars and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and has a small residual stake in Japan’s Mazda. It is one of the big three US carmakers and the Focus and Mondeo models are among its most successful brands.

Ford seeks China edge with Tencent link for WeChat service on the road

Ford was in talks with Tencent over the business aspects of putting the WeChat app in its cars. Photo: Xinhua

Ford Motor wants Tencent Holdings to tailor its popular chatting app for the firm's cars in China, as carmakers in the world's largest market vie for drivers that care about advanced features as much as engine size.

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015, 11:12am

New assembly plants to boost Ford's China sales

Ford planned to boost its total China capacity to 1.5 million vehicles by the end of 2015.

Ford Motor said it expects to boost sales on the mainland once new assembly facilities come online and new vehicles hit showrooms in the coming months, after posting its first dip in China monthly sales this year.

11 Oct 2014 - 4:15am

Ford hands keys to new CEO as 'driverless' future looms

Alan Mulally (left), Bill Ford (centre) and Mark Fields at the handover.
Photo: Bloomberg

Mark Fields will take the keys to a Ford Motor that is lean, profitable and a far cry from the near-bankrupt carmaker taken over in 2006 by his predecessor, Alan Mulally.

3 May 2014 - 7:54am

Microsoft urged to put Mulally, Lawrie on chief executive shortlist

Alan Mulally, the man widely credited with saving Ford Motor from bankruptcy during the global financial crisis, is seen as a potential saviour for Microsoft. Photo: EPA

At least three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft want a turnaround expert to succeed Steve Ballmer as chief executive and have urged the technology giant’s board to consider Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences Corp chief executive Mike Lawrie for the job, several sources familiar with the matter said.

10 Sep 2013 - 2:11pm

Ford board open to earlier exit for chief exec Mulally: sources

Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally may step down earlier than expected, according to sources close to the board. Photo: Reuters

Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally, credited with driving a culture change that helped save the No. 2 US automaker, may step down sooner than planned, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

6 Sep 2013 - 1:30pm

US auto sales accelerate to best pace since 2007

Total US auto sales have jumped to an adjusted, annual rate of 16.1 million, according to Autodata. Photo: AP

US auto sales accelerated to the best pace since October 2007 as major automakers posted double digit gains on Wednesday and forecast more growth in the months to come.

Total industry sales rose 17 per cent when compared with August last year while the sales pace jumped to an adjusted, annual rate of 16.1 million, according to Autodata.

5 Sep 2013 - 12:01pm

Detroit carmakers wrestle with Silicon Valley VC model

The unexpected success of high-tech vehicles from Tesla has big Detroit carmakers scurrying to catch up. Photo: AP

Detroit automakers General Motors and Ford, trying to shake off decades of insularity, are looking to California’s Silicon Valley and beyond for innovative ideas and technology that could disrupt and even transform the car business.

22 Aug 2013 - 2:19pm

Ford to build current and new F-150 pickups at same time

Ford will start production of its new truck around July 2014. Photo: Reuters

Ford will produce both its current F-150 pickup and a new model for about six months to avoid disrupting sales of the top-selling US vehicle and safeguard against potential kinks tied to the truck’s extensive overhaul, people familiar with the plans said.

24 Jul 2013 - 9:39am

Ford to develop hybrid trucks solo after Toyota tie-up ends

Toyota has dominated the global hybrid market since it introduced the Prius sedan in 1997, but Ford is making inroads in the US market. Photo: EPA

Ford and Toyota ended their partnership to develop hybrid pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles after studying the feasibility of such a project for nearly two years, Ford said.

Ford, maker of the top-selling F-150 pickup truck, will develop its own rear-wheel drive hybrid system for trucks and SUVs, which will be available by the end of the decade.

24 Jul 2013 - 9:04am

China revs up as engine of revival for US car giants Ford, GM

The General Motors world headquarters complex in downtown Detroit. Photo: AFP

American carmakers had their heyday in Detroit, but the city's slide into bankruptcy only serves to reinforce that the hoped-for renaissance for the US car industry will be led from China.

20 Jul 2013 - 5:15am

Late into China market, Ford plays catch up

Ford’s Chongqing plant is the carmaker’s largest manufacturing base outside Michigan, and the site of a US$500 million (HK$3.9 billion) engine plant that the company opened last month. Photo: Reuters

Dave Schoch has one of the toughest jobs at Ford Motor Co.: catching the competition in the world’s biggest car market.

10 Jul 2013 - 3:19pm

A female edge for the future of car design

Chelsia Lau says when she was small, she was taught to be reserved, but that did not seem to work in the United States. Photo: Nora Tam

She is not the first Hongkonger to become an internationally recognised car designer, but Chelsia Lau may be the only local woman in a senior position in the male-dominated global car industry. Raised in a small village on Lantau, and a graduate of a local design institute, Lau, the chief designer of Ford's strategic concepts group, was seen as the odd one out when she joined Ford as a junior designer in the early 1990s.

10 Jul 2013 - 5:02am

Trucks lift US auto sales to best month since 2007

Ford had its best sales in June since 2006, with sales of its best-selling F-150 pickup jumping 24 per cent. Photo: AFP

Sales of brawny pickup trucks fueled strong demand for new vehicles in the United States in June, driving the industry toward its strongest month since late 2007, before the financial crisis that drove General Motors and Chrysler into bankruptcy.

3 Jul 2013 - 1:31pm

Ford, UAW tackle blue-collar healthcare costs with new program

The United Auto Workers is working with Ford Motor to lower the cost of health care. Photo: Reuters

Ford Motor is launching a two-year pilot program with the United Auto Workers and a UAW-affiliated retiree trust fund aimed at lowering the cost of providing medical care for the company’s active and retired hourly workers.

25 Jun 2013 - 1:29pm

Ford CEO calls Japan a 'currency manipulator' after steep fall in yen

Alan Mulally

Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally called Japan a currency manipulator that is giving local exporters an unfair edge as the weaker yen threatens to undermine US carmakers' profits.

21 Jun 2013 - 4:18am