Ford Motor Company of SA

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    Ford Motor Company Fund’s newCOVID-19 Donation Matchprogramgives employees and others the opportunity to support non-profit organizations and community groups in more than 20 countries as they cope with coronavirus-related issues
    In South Africa, Ford Fund is partnering with Gift of the Givers Foundation to support medical professionals with essential equipment, and supply...

    Ford Motor Company Fund today announced two new and unique opportunities for Ford employees around the world who are eager to give back while honouring stay-at-home recommendations.

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    Sustained periods of social isolation, restricted movement, and confinement are challenging for anyone, but even more so for families stuck indoors with energetic small children during the COVID-19 lockdown

    Ford launches a publicly accessible Family Fun Hub to share creative and brain-teasing activities to keep little ones entertained, and give parents working from home...

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, South Africans enter Week 2 of the national lockdown. Ford South Africa, like all other major players in the local auto industry, has temporarily suspended production at its vehicle assembly plant in Pretoria, and its engine assembly plant in Port Elizabeth.

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    16 Ford dealers in the major centres in South Africa have received permits to repair emergency and essential service Ford vehicles during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown
    Applies to emergency medical and response teams, safety and security services and companies granted government permits in the grocery supply chain
    Ford’s AA Roadside Assistance available to assist...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is supporting the vital work of the emergency and designated essential services during the COVID-19 national lockdown, having been granted government permission to make selected Ford dealerships available to repair Ford vehicles involved in essential services.

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    Ford loans nine vehicles to humanitarian organisations to assist with coronavirus containment measures and community healthcare support across South Africa
    Gift of the Givers, Laudium Disaster Management and South African Red Cross Society using Ford Rangers and Everests to assist communities in Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth

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    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a far-reaching and devastating impact on communities around the world, and governments, hospitals, clinics and healthworkers are being stretched well beyond their capacities as they strive to care for those infected with the coronavirus.

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    Ford, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will leverage the design of Airon Corp.’s FDA- cleared ventilator to produce in Michigan

    With the full weight of the UAW behind the venture and the full power of Ford and GE Healthcare, production of the GE/Airon Model A-E ventilator is targeted to start the week of April 20 at Ford’s Rawsonville (Mich.) Components...

    Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, announced today it will begin producing in Michigan a third-party ventilator with the goal to produce 50,000 of the vitally needed units within 100 days and up to 30,000 a month thereafter as needed.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 27 March 2020 – Receiving a parcel from a courier or having food delivered to our door by a driver is something many of us have become accustomed to.
    However, the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the resultant restrictions have shown that at times we might be forced to rethink how we interact or transact in certain situations where face-to-face human...

    Receiving a parcel from a courier or having food delivered to our door by a driver is something many of us have become accustomed to.

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    Ford South Africa celebrates a 21-year partnership with Rally to READ
    Ford visits remote and disadvantaged primary schools on #WorldBookDay weekend
    Ford delivers books, teaching aids, and educational materials to under-resourced rural schools to help communities #GoFurther

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 March 2020 – On Saturday 7 March, several convoys of Ford Ranger double...

    On Saturday 7 March, several convoys of Ford Ranger double cabs, loaded with boxes of books, teaching aids, and other educational materials, set out from Nkambeni Safari Camp in the Kruger National Park to visit some of the most remote and disadvantaged primary schools in the Hazyview, Mpumalanga area.

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    Vehicle and engine temporary production suspension began at Ford’s International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites Saturday, March 21
    Production suspensions will vary market by market; expected to last a number of weeks depending on pandemic situation, national restrictions, supplier constraints and dealer stock requirements
    Ford continues to prioritize the safety of...

    Ford Motor Company is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.

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    Ford Struandale Engine Plant awarded the SJM Flex Environmental Award in 2019 for excellence in environmental management
    Efficient production methods and technologies have resulted in noteworthy improvements in water and electrical consumption
    Rainwater harvesting and recycling of 97 percent of waste reduces the environmental impact of Ford’s manufacturing operations

    Ford Motor Company’s Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has been pursuing innovative systems and technologies to improve the efficiency of its manufacturing operations, while reducing its impact on the environment in terms of water use, electricity consumption and waste management.

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    Ford is calling on gamers to help design the ultimate virtual racing car in a unique collaboration between an auto manufacturer and the gaming community

    A completely new vehicle, “Team Fordzilla – P1” project will demonstrate Ford’s real‑world Human‑Centric Design thinking in a digital world

    Ford last year launched its first ever esports team – under the Fordzilla...

    Ever wanted to design a racing car? Ford is offering gamers the opportunity to have a hand in creating the ultimate track machine.

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    Launch of Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre in Krugersdorp makes it the seventh outlet in South Africa
    Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre is an initiative of Ford Motor Company, offering a trusted place for tyre fitment and automotive services for all makes and models
    New facility joins over 1 030 Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centres globally

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 09...

    South Africa’s seventh Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre has been launched in Krugersdorp, providing motorists with greater access to a quality service and maintenance experience for all vehicle makes and models.

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    Compare what you would’ve paid for a litre of fuel five years ago, and 10 years ago, to what you pay today
    Monthly #FordFuelUpdate helps you stay abreast of your expenses and make better purchasing decisions in 2020
    Ford Ranger’s 2.0-litre single-turbocharged diesel engine, matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission, achieved an exceptional average fuel consumption of...

    Too much month at the end of your money? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Consumers across all income groups are being stretched financially due to the rapidly rising cost of living, much of which can be attributed to the consistent rise in fuel prices every year.

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    There are only 7,100 wild Cheetahs left worldwide
    Human-mediated gene flow by conservationists ensures genetic diversity of the species
    Ford Wildlife Foundation supports the Cheetah Metapopulation Project

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 3 March 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa commemorates World Wildlife Day on 3 March through its continued support of the Cheetah...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa commemorates World Wildlife Day on 3 March through its continued support of the Cheetah Metapopulation Project, which forms part of the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Carnivore Conservation Programme.

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    The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth assembles the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and 2.0 Single Turbo engines for selected Ranger and Everest models
    State-of-the art production processes and technology for the new-generation diesel engines, including fully automated robotic stations, multiple camera and transponder systems for maximum quality
    Engine assembly and...

    The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth is home to two engine programmes currently, the latest and most advanced being the new-generation 157kW/500Nm 2.0 Bi-Turbo and 132kW/420Nm 2.0 Single Turbo engines that power the locally assembled Ford Ranger Raptor, as well as selected Ranger and Everest models.

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    Ford SYNC®3 Breadcrumbs feature makes venturing off-road easier
    Ford Motor Company highlights the ease of tracing back your “tracks” on South Africa’s multifaceted terrain
    Ford’s Ranger Raptor is fitted standard with Satnav Breadcrumbs feature

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 25 February 2020 – Breadcrumbs might not have been the best way for Hansel and Gretel to retrace their...

    Breadcrumbs might not have been the best way for Hansel and Gretel to retrace their steps. But they are perfect for enabling drivers to find their way back after venturing off-road.

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    Ford Motor Company of SA is contracted to supply more than 1.8-million catalytic converters annually for local vehicle assembly and export markets
    Catalytic converters supplied to 25 Ford customer plants and two aftermarket divisions internationally
    Almost 37-million catalytic converters produced over the past 25 years

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 24 February 2020 –...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is one of South Africa’s top vehicle exporters and the leader in the pickup segment, with the locally assembled Ford Ranger exported to over 100 global markets.

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    African Penguin populations in the wild have declined by 95 per cent over the past 200 years, with just 20,000 breeding pairs remaining today
    At the current rate of decline, African Penguins in the wild could be extinct within the next 20 years
    Ford Wildlife Foundation provides the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds with a 4x4 Ranger Double...

    On 19 February, as part of a two-day business and media event hosted by Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) at its Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth, guests were taken on a tour of the SANCCOB PE seabird rehabilitation centre, 20 km away.

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    Agri Eastern Cape receives grant of $20 000 (almost R290 000) from Ford Motor Company Fund to assist with disaster relief due to the devastating drought
    Through the Ford Fund grant and a fund-raising initiative hosted by Eastern Cape Motors Ford William Moffett, almost R530 000 has been donated to help local farmers
    Current drought now in its sixth year, and is one of the...

    Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, is supporting the drought relief efforts for Eastern Cape farmers with a grant of $20 000 (almost R290 000) issued to Agri Eastern Cape, an affiliate of Agri South Africa.

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    The sophisticated infotainment systems we rely on in our cars today have a century of development behind them
    From 8-tracks and cassettes, to CDs, MP3 players, and now smartphones which connect wirelessly to our cars, we’ve come a long way in auto audio over the past 100 years
    Almost two-thirds of audio content consumption – including radio, streaming, podcasts, and more –...

    With a staggering array of public, private, and community stations providing listeners with audio content via analogue, digital, and internet platforms, radio is the most widely consumed broadcast medium on a global level today.

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    Almost two-thirds of children entering primary school today will have jobs that don’t yet exist
    International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims to challenge gender stereotypes and biases about women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
    Ford Motor Company highlights awareness and education initiatives to bridge STEM gender divide in traditionally...

    As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, jobs of the future will be driven by technology and innovation, and recent studies suggest that 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will have jobs that don’t yet exist.

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    Owning a car could expand your employment options both during and after your varsity career
    An economical car doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort, safety features, driving dynamics, and good looks
    For an affordable, practical student car, the Ford Figo ticks all the boxes, and boasts a raft of safety, comfort, and convenience features to boot

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    Back to Varsity in Style

    For young adults at varsity, we know how hard it can be to practice patience when it comes to owning the car of your dreams.

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    Philanthropic Ford Fund partners with global NPO Enactus to support student-led social and environmental improvement projects
    Team of Durban University of Technology students collect and recycle 29,000 kg of used hotel soaps to manufacture liquid detergents
    Team of University of Pretoria students assist informal brick-maker with free supply of waste product to be used in...

    In October 2018, the United Nations released a special report on the impacts of global warming.

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    CDP names Ford Motor Company to its Climate ‘A List’ for the first time,
     Actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy are amongst the brand’s contributions
    Ford aspires to power all its manufacturing plants globally with 100-percent renewable energy by 2035

    Pretoria, South Africa, 29 January 2020 – Ford Motor Company’s actions to...

    Ford Motor Company’s actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and contribute to development of the low-carbon economy have earned it a place on CDP’s Climate ‘A List’ for climate change for the first time. Ford is among 35 American companies recognized this year.

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    As online retail continues growing, Ford believes that package delivery services by commercial and autonomous vehicles could become more efficient and affordable with the help of a humanoid robot called Digit

    When a vehicle arrives at its destination, Digit can be deployed to grab a package from the vehicle and carry out the final step in the delivery...

    Agility Robotics is launching Digit, a robot with arms and legs to work with humans and in human spaces, for commercial sale; and, Ford Motor Company is the first customer, receiving the first two robots off the line. This cooperation continues the existing partnership between Agility and Ford ( to explore ways to help commercial vehicle customers, including autonomous vehicle businesses, make warehousing and delivery more efficient and affordable for...

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    In celebration of International Day of Education, Ford SA announces R1-million donation to the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP)
    Ford commits to sponsor 10 academically distinguished Scholars from under-resourced communities with a five-year high school leadership award.
    SSP aims to achieve gender equality and break the cycle of poverty through education


    Education is humanity’s greatest renewable resource. It is a fundamental human right, and a public responsibility.

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    Ford-funded World Vision SA water-generation project selected as recipient of American Chamber of Commerce ‘Stars of Africa’ Silver award in Health and Wellness Category
    Innovative project uses mobile Watergen water-from-air solution to provide communities, schools, clinics, ECDs and households in Nelson Mandela Bay with clean and safe drinking water
    AmCham Stars of Africa...

    The American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa (AmCham) has presented a Silver ‘Stars of Africa’ award in the Health and Wellness category to Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) for its innovative mobile water generation project launched in conjunction with World Vision SA.

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    Local Hazard Information (LHI) marks a significant step on the journey towards a connected transport infrastructure by helping drivers prepare for and potentially avoid dangers on the road.

    New Local Hazard Information offers drivers advance warning of potential dangers ahead.

    The more cars are connected to the network, the greater the efficiency of the...

    There are many times when knowing what is around the corner could be useful. But for drivers that knowledge could be critical. Now, thanks to Ford’s new connected car technology, it is also a reality.

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    Ford’s Feel The View is a smart window for blind passengers
    Feel The View takes pictures that are turned into high-contrast monochrome images
    Smart Window enables blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch.

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 03 January 2020 – From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind...

    From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind passengers this is part of the experience that they miss.