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  • Sep 20, 2014
  • Updated: 10:14pm


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 hands keys to new CEO as 'driverless' future looms

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.

Saturday, 3 May, 2014, 7:54am

Microsoft urged to put Mulally, Lawrie on chief executive shortlist

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, 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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