Africa / Middle East http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/573181/more en Ford Ups Ante in Middle East, Africa http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-ups-ante-middle-east-africa <div class="node-body article-body">This latest plan increases the product rollout from the 17 new or refreshed vehicles Ford earmarked for the region in November.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-ups-ante-middle-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-ups-ante-middle-east-africa#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Vehicles & Technology Africa - Regional Middle East - Regional Ford Future Products Restructuring Africa EcoBoost Figo Ford Fusion Ford Mustang Jim Benintende Middle East MyKey Sync Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:01:00 +0000 1061681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Iconic Mustang one of 25 new products Ford will introduce to Middle East, Africa.</strong></p> UPDATE 4-Ford, Toyota halt some South African output due to strike http://wardsauto.com/update-4-ford-toyota-halt-some-south-african-output-due-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* NUMSA strike affects Ford's Pretoria plant</p> <p>* Toyota says to halt some production from Tuesday</p> <p>* NUMSA, employers expected to meet on Monday</p> <p>* Smaller UASA union says likely to accept offer this week (adds Mercedes Benz, NUMSA and industry comments)</p> <p>By Wendell Roelf</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-4-ford-toyota-halt-some-south-african-output-due-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Suppliers South Africa Labor & Human Resources Logistics Production Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:15:22 +0000 1058791 at http://wardsauto.com Ford Says Strikes Won't Weaken Ties to South Africa http://wardsauto.com/ford-says-strikes-wont-weaken-ties-south-africa <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The U.S. automaker's regional chief, Jeff Nemeth, says a strike that has shut down General Motors production in the country and could expand to Ford hasn't shaken his company's "long-term commitment to South Africa." </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ford-says-strikes-wont-weaken-ties-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Africa / Middle East South Africa Labor & Human Resources Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:17:00 +0000 1056871 at http://wardsauto.com Ford: European Recovery Plan on Track http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-european-recovery-plan-track <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker reports first-half sales rose 6.6% in Europe to reach 605,400 vehicles, marking the company’s best performance for the period since 2011. The result slightly outperformed the market, up 6.3%, keeping Ford’s share at a level 7.9%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-european-recovery-plan-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-european-recovery-plan-track#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Europe Africa - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional Ford Capacity Utilization Finance Sales Results Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:45:00 +0000 1056401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mondeo Vignale marks Ford of Europe&rsquo;s move upmarket.</strong></p> Violence Hasn’t Sidetracked Iraq Auto Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/violence-hasn-t-sidetracked-iraq-auto-production <div class="node-body article-body">During the official opening of the $100 million government-run assembly plant in Al Iskandria in March, guests could see a small exhibit of cars, including a Chevrolet Malibu, with a legend that suggested plans for local assembly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/violence-hasn-t-sidetracked-iraq-auto-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/violence-hasn-t-sidetracked-iraq-auto-production#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Iran China Iraq Chevrolet Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:51:00 +0000 1051201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Iraq complex&rsquo;s products include Chinese Lifan X60 CUVs.</strong></p> Mercedes Hybrid Goes From Africa to U.K. on One Tank http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-hybrid-goes-africa-uk-one-tank <div class="node-body article-body">The E300 BlueTec Hybrid averaged 73.6 mpg on its 27-hour journey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-hybrid-goes-africa-uk-one-tank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-hybrid-goes-africa-uk-one-tank#comments Public Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Europe Vehicles & Technology Morocco United Kingdom Mercedes Diesel Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Goodwood Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:15:00 +0000 1051771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hybrid finished 1,223-mile trek with 100 miles of range to spare.</strong></p> UPDATE 2-Renault seeks financial partner to resume business in Iran http://wardsauto.com/update-2-renault-seeks-financial-partner-resume-business-iran <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* In talks with U.S., French governments over Iran</p> <p>* Has been approached by Turkish, international banks (Adds Renault executive comment on Latin America)</p> <p>By Evren Ballim</p> <p>ISTANBUL, June 19 (Reuters) - French automaker Renault is looking for a financial partner to resume full operations in Iran and is in talks with the U.S. and French governments on the issue, one of its senior executives said.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-renault-seeks-financial-partner-resume-business-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Europe Iran France Finance Globalization Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:59:24 +0000 1042461 at http://wardsauto.com S. African Metalworkers Union Threatens Another Strike http://wardsauto.com/s-african-metalworkers-union-threatens-another-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The union, which represents 220,000 workers, last year brought auto production – which represents around 6% of economic output – to a standstill with a 4-week walk-out at parts manufacturers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/s-african-metalworkers-union-threatens-another-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Africa / Middle East South Africa Unions Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:58:00 +0000 1034161 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-2 <div class="node-body article-body">Henkel demonstrates optical adhesives for vehicle-display applications; Spanish researchers focus on automotive night vision; United Arab Emirates counting on sunny skies for solar-car competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/technology-roundup-2#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. United Arab Emirates Spain Eaton Volvo Car Cameras Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Materials Pedestrian Protection Solar Tires Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety Great Wall Henkel Kazakhstan OPAL-RT University of Madrid Fri, 09 May 2014 10:12:00 +0000 1015531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Study of Chinese drivers takes ‟culture&rdquo; into account.</strong></p> Automakers Withstanding South Africa Labor Strife http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife <div class="field-byline"> Bill Corcoran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry representative Nico Vermuelen says he believes most automakers are in South Africa to stay, as the country has a relatively developed economy and can be used as a base for selling cars in the rest of Africa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Suppliers South Africa BMW Ford General Motors Mercedes Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Production Trade National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:12:00 +0000 989591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built</strong> <strong>Hilux South Africa&rsquo;s best-selling vehicle in 2013.</strong></p>