Alan Mulally Steps Down as Ford CEO – Mark Fields Takes His Place

mark-fields-ford-ceo

Mark Fields – New CEO of Ford

Ford has stressed the heir chief executive officer Alan Mulally will retire in July 2014. His place will take Mark Fields 53 who worked in Ford since 1989. Alan Mulally is know as a person who literally saved Ford during the depths on crisis back in 2008-2009. It has been pointed that after retirement Mr Mulally will not retain a place as one of the board members.

In a statement from Ford, the company said that Mr Mulally, 68, will be remembered for engineering “one of the most successful business turnarounds in history”. Chairman Bill Ford has also added that Mr Mulally had been a “hall of fame” chief executive. Which means that he will always be remembered for all the effort he has put into Ford. Mr. Ford also stated:

Alan-Mulally-former-ford-ceo

Alan Mulally – retires in July 2014

“He took on the hardest job at the company,” said Mr Ford, noting that as a young leader there were some who thought he would not be up for the task.

Whilst remaining under the leadership of Mr. Mulally, Ford has shown a significant profit for almost 5 consecutive years. It looks like Mr. Mark Fields, will have a really nice role model to look at whilst being the new Ford CEO. I can easily say that all the board members as well as rest of employees of Ford will expect quite a lot now from a new CEO, as the standards of performance are now higher than ever.

One of fhe first challenges for Mr Fields as the new CEO of Ford is the roll-out of the Ford F150 pick-up truck, the firm’s best-selling vehicle. So I guess if it’s a best selling vehicles Mark Fields shouldn’t have any problems with it.

Please come back soon for more information on Ford and their development.

Advertisements

What Are the Top Selling Dog Guards in UK

Car AccessoriesWelcome to my last post in April 2014. This time I will be talking about the top selling dog guards in United Kingdom. I will go through all the most popular model specific dog guards. So if you are looking for popular dog guards this is the right post for you to read. Alternatively, if you are looking for a place to buy dog guards, check out travall.co.uk So here goes:

ford dog guard1. Ford dog guard
pet barriers for Ford tend to be the most popular in UK. Among all else thousands of those are sold every single month. This is not really a surprise as Ford is the top selling model in UK for several years straight now.

land rover dog guard2. Land Rover dog guard
Land Rover is a British manufacturer brand fro Jaguar Land Rover, this company specialises in producing SUV’s and 4WD vehicles. As you can imagine SUV’s are generally quite poppular for transporting stuff and getting involved into adventures, that is why dog guard is almost a must for any Land Rover.

vw dog guard3. Volkswagen dog guard
VW guards rank third for dog guards bought in UK. Volkswagen produce a lot of cars with a spacey boot, a perfect place to travel with your dog. That’s why a lot of VW owners want to keep their dog safe.

bmw dog guard4. BMW dog guard
Despite the opinion that BMW drivers tend to be more agressive then others and care less about safety – BMW owners rank 4th on our list. So when it comes to protecting a pet, BMW owners can’t care more.

Audi dog guard5. Audi dog guard
Another German representative on our top 5 list is Audi. Audi drivers are into fancy and comfortable drive, they want to have everything under their control, even their boot space. That’s why a lot of Audi driver buy a dog guard.

I hope you have enjoyed reading though my top 5 selling dog guards in UK. Please come back soon for more news and exciting information.

Top Selling Cars in UK for February 2014

car accessoriesGreat news everyone, there was a 3% car sales increase in February 2014 compared with February 2013 – a total amount of 67,736 cars where sold.  And that’s not all, the information from Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders shows that UK car market has been showing grown patterns for 24 months in a row.

It’s interesting that the total amount of sales for the first 2 months of 2014 were 6.1 percent higher than the same period one year ago. The CEO of SMMT has stated that the sales highlight the attractiveness of the new car market as well as increasing consumer confidence. He also stated that “while February is typically a quieter month ahead of the March registration plate change, we expect the arrival of the new 14-plate and increasing economic confidence to maintain a steady rate of growth.”

Top Selling Cars in UK for February 2014:

  1. Ford Fiesta (4,415 sales)
  2. Vauxhall Corsa (3,138)
  3. Vauxhall Astra (2,707)
  4. Ford Focus (2,506)
  5. VW Golf (1,628)
  6. VW Polo (1,450)
  7. Mercedes C-Class (1,231)
  8. Vauxhall Insignia (1,164)
  9. Audi A3 (1,148)
  10. BMW 3 Series (1,085)

The best-selling car in the month was the Ford Fiesta with 4,415 sales, followed by Vauxhall’s Corsa and Astra models with 3,138 and 2,707 sales respectively. The Ford Focus saw 2,566 sales followed by the Volkswagen 1,628 sales.

In January, the SMMT said car production hit a six-year high in 2013 with 1.5 million new cars rolling off production lines, a rise of 3.1% on a year earlier.

It is interesting to point out that last year, the UK overtook France to become Europe’s second-largest car market behind Germany, which saw 2.95 million new car sales. So UK still has a lot of things to improve before overtaking Germany car sales.

Please come back soon for more exciting and interesting information about different car manufacturers and related auto materials.

UK Ford Workers Prepare for Strike

Ford workers on strikeUK Ford Workers Prepare for Strike – more than 5k workers from Bridgend , Halewood and Dagenham are preparing for strike as Ford forecasts to loose around £600,000,000 in sales. Now more than 5,00 Ford company employees are about to be balloted for a strike over job pensions and security.

Thousand of employees from different UK regions are about to make a vote in the up coming weeks on whether to launch a strike campaign against Ford or not. Know this might to become one of the biggest work strike for the past few months in UK. The representatives point that workers are demanding the same job security as counterparts in other European countries.  They also want to see an improvement in their pension scheme.

ford workers set for strikeIn 2012, Ford announced it was ending Transit production at its plant in Southampton and closing its stamping and tooling facility in Dagenham with the loss of 1,500 jobs.  Earlier Fords representative said that:
“The company has a long-established practice of negotiating the pay, conditions and working practices of employees with its partner unions in the UK.”

Please stay tuned for more information on Ford Workers for Strike. I will definitely post something new if it will be worth mentioning.

You can find out more information on this event in guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jan/27/ford-workers-ballot-strike-action-unite-gmb-union

Top 10 Selling Cars in UK 2013

car accessories 2Please check the list for Top 10 Selling Cars in UK 2013. As you can see from the rankings bellow, there is a total of 6 car manufacturers.  It is interesting to point out that the number 1 ranking Ford Fiesta is the top selling UK car for 4 years straight! Now that’s a great run by Ford. Vauxhall Corsa is also showing some stable results whilst remaining in the top 5 list for 14 years straight – since 1999 till 2013. There is pretty much no doubt that Voxell will remain in the top 5 list for the upcoming year as well.

1. Ford Fiesta 121,929 sold
2. Ford Focus 87,350 sold
3. Vauxhall Corsa 84,275 sold
4. Vauxhall Astra 68,070 sold
5. Volkswagen Golf 64,951 sold
6. Nissan Qashqai 50,211 sold
7. BMW 3 Series 43,494 sold
8. Volkswagen Polo 42,609 sold
9. BMW 1 Series 41,883 sold
10. Peugeot 208 38,616 sold

There were 643,388 cars from top 10 list sold in total across UK , meaning that almost every 100 UK resident bought a car from this list in 2013! Do you guys think that’s is a great achievement? 🙂
Thank you for reading my short article and statistical data on top 10 selling cars across UK in 2013.