In 2011, Ford established a regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone. Before it opened its doors in the UAE, it could take up to 90 days for a part requested by a Ford dealer from the Middle East, to be handed over. Nowadays, it can take as little as one day – with a same-day emergency delivery service available – or up to a maximum of only nine days for a vehicle to have its replacement part ready to go to work, depending on the location.
American truck owners who value Built Ford Tough pickups are taking in some more great news: Ford F-150 is J.D. Power’s 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study award recipient for large light duty pickup.
“All customers demand quality vehicles, and truck customers depend on toughness and reliability most of all,” said Bennie Fowler, Ford group vice president for quality. “That’s why Built Ford Tough is much more than a slogan. It’s how we develop the F-150 and how we deliver on our promise to customers to continuously improve America’s favorite pickup truck.”
Ford is celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day with some of the brightest female minds in Saudi Arabia by hosting the first women-only Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy workshop with Effat University March 7-9.
International Women’s Day is not only an opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate women’s contributions to the global workforce, but a chance to call on the masses to help forge a better, more inclusive, gender equal working world.
At its annual awards ceremony in Dubai last night, wheels magazine bestowed the title of Crossover of the Year for 2017 on the new Ford Edge, adding another trophy to the impressive crossover utility vehicle’s cabinet.
Edge has proved to be exceptionally popular in the Middle East since its launch, having already topped the judges’ wish list in its segment for Lebanon’s Automobile Car of the Year, Oman’s Automan Car of the Year, and EVO Middle East’s Car of the Year. Later this month, Ford Edge will continue its “most-nominated” trend when it contests for the MECOTY 2017 award in the Compact SUV category, once again proving its credentials as one of the region’s most impressive vehicles.
New car headlight technology means modern drivers really do live in an age of enlightenment, with a stark contrast between the night-time driving visibility enjoyed today and the drastically less effective headlamps their grandparents used to light the road ahead.
A series of images showing the view from cars spanning from a 1908 Ford Model T up to a new Ford Mustang shines a light on just how far headlight technology has come. The cyclist is just 12 metres ahead of each vehicle illuminating the scene.
The Ford Motor Company Fund is bringing the Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy (HFEA) to Saudi Arabia in March, with the announcement of a partnership with leading women’s institution Effat University in Jeddah.
The programme sees its Middle Eastern debut following a successful year in the Kingdom of Morocco, where close to 100 Moroccan entrepreneurs benefitted from acquiring the tools needed to drive their businesses further.
Ford Motor Company announces it is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021 – and for potential license to other companies.
Ford hires leading brand expert Musa Tariq as vice president and chief brand officer, responsible for further building and differentiating the company’s iconic Ford brand globally.
Tariq will serve as Ford’s most senior creative and strategic primary brand leader, inspiring and influencing Marketing, Communications, storytelling and consumer experiences.
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Ford’s history in the Middle East goes back more than 60 years. The company’s local importer-dea...
Ford Motor Company today announced the latest recipients of its Conservation and Environmental Grants, with $120,000 being made available to the successful entries. Accepted from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, the touted projects focused on three main areas: Environmental Education, Protection of the Natural Environment and Conservation Engineering.