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Ford to cut back in Europe!
« on: March 26, 2009, 06:17:10 AM »
With new car demand slacking worldwide, Ford of Europe has announced it will be slashing production at two of its European plants. Beginning May 1st, Ford of Europe will be cutting one of three shifts at its Valencia, Spain production plant, with the company’s Saarlouis, Germany plant continuing indefinitely on a four-day work week.

During the first two months of the year Ford of Europe saw its new car sales tumble nearly 22 percent, with no end in sight. As such, Ford of Europe revealed that more production cuts could be just around the corner.

“Ford of Europe must return to sustainable profitability as soon as possible,” Ford of Europe CEO :moe: Fleming said in a statement. “We will do whatever it takes to ensure the continuing viability of our business and further actions can be expected.”
In addition to the cuts, Ford will also be shifting its European production. Ford’s Saarlouis plant will be used exclusively for the production of the next-generation Focus, which means the factory will cease production of the Kuga in 2011. The Valencia plant will stop making the Focus when the new model comes on line in 2011, but will gain the next-generation Ford C-Max and will retain its Fiesta production, according to Automotive News.

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The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

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Re: Ford to cut back in Europe!
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 11:23:53 AM »
MERCURY SABLE IS GOING NEXT !!! :embr:
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Re: Ford to cut back in Europe!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 10:39:15 PM »
Sable is gong to stay as long as Turus is in the line. If anything the Mercury Division will be shut down a lot of Lincoln Mercury Dealers that also have Ford Dealerships have either combined the two and have closed some of the LM dealership. 
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Re: Ford to cut back in Europe!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 06:25:00 AM »
Close dealerships?  Take a look at some of the new dealerships that sprung up in the past 5 years.  They are extremely expensive building.  What that says to me is PROFIT!

Ford needs to take the internet approach and sell direct.  They can give "internet dealership distributor status" to a limited amount of dealerships.  Besides mechanics can fix cars and they are all over the place...
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most don’t think that anymore.
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Re: Ford to cut back in Europe!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 03:11:12 PM »
BTW THE VIBE :flex:  IS ONE OF THE BETTER CARS TO BUY :first:
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Re: Ford to cut back in Europe!
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 10:26:09 PM »
Close dealerships?  Take a look at some of the new dealerships that sprung up in the past 5 years.  They are extremely expensive building.  What that says to me is PROFIT!

Ford needs to take the internet approach and sell direct.  They can give "internet dealership distributor status" to a limited amount of dealerships.  Besides mechanics can fix cars and they are all over the place...
Maybe around your way but there hasn't been any new dealerships built they may have change hands and modernized the dealership but same old biulding. 
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Re: Ford to cut back in Europe!
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 06:09:56 AM »
I saw three new building in Easton, two new buildings in Quakertown and four new ones towards Doylestown.  Brand new, nice state of the art.  Some on the ones near D-town have state of the art buildings.  That sort of stuff tells you who is making the profits.  I say sell cars direct at a discounted rate like tires.   :o
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most don’t think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM