the Fiesta and Focus models, the engine in the Grand C-Max and the gearbox in the Mondeo.
these are just some of the things that the american automobile giant Ford is based on its German factories in Cologne and Saarlouis. Car giant has thousands of employees in the country, but now the German branch cut 5000 positions from. It happens as a part of a larger sparerunde, there has been a long time coming.
In september last year, it emerged that Ford planned to cut the 24,000 employees from, and in January reported the Ford looked to spareplanerne would go hard out of the manufacturer's european employees. Ford, however, has only now put numbers on how many need to be fired in Germany, while the plans of the manufacturer's other european factories are still unknown.
This writes Automotive News Europe.
Sparerunden because according to the media, to Ford for many years has been losing money on its european business. Car giant has about 53,000 employees in Europe, and according to the BBC factories in eight countries in addition to Germany count among others Spain, the Uk, France, Belgium and Romania.
Ford said in January that the goal of the large-scale restructuring was to achieve an operating margin of six percent.
Here is the termination of the 5000 posts just a small step on the road, and the manufacturer writes in a press release Friday that they hope to replace many of the pink slips with voluntary resignations.
in Addition, you will cut a number of temporary posts from.
in Addition to the pink slips will Ford cut several of the car models from, which is not selling well enough. In april last year, reported the manufacturer out, that, in the foreseeable future will stop selling a wide range of ordinary passenger cars in north America. Instead, you will with the Ford's own words, the bet on vehicle classes, where the 'Ford can win.'
This applies in particular to the SUV models and pickups.
the Strategy will also have implications for Ford's european section, and in Friday's press release writing with the manufacturer that you will 'upgrade or stop production of less profitable models'.
According to Automotive News, it is expected that Ford will stop production of familiebilen C-Max, which is being built at the factory in Saarlouis.