Ford Around the World
Ford of Europe
Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 51 individual markets and employs approximately 47,000 people.
In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford of Europe operations include the Ford Customer Service Division and 22 manufacturing facilities, including joint ventures. The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.
2011 Performance Highlights
- Ford launched the all-new 1.0L EcoBoost® engine in the Ford Focus, making this vehicle Ford’s most fuel-efficient gasoline car ever, delivering 4.8L/100km and with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km.
- We also launched the first all-electric vehicle in Europe, the Transit Connect Electric.
- The European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP), Europe’s leading authority on auto safety, named the Ford Focus the “Best in Class” small family car. In addition, EuroNCAP gave the all-new Ford Ranger the maximum five-star rating – the first-ever pick-up truck to achieve this rating. The new Ranger also achieved the highest rating of any vehicle ever tested by EuroNCAP for pedestrian protection.
- During 2011, 800 Ford employees each contributed 16 hours of their time (paid for by Ford) to local community projects, totaling 12,800 hours.
- The new Ford Focus became the first-ever car to receive four EuroNCAP Advanced Rewards for the systems Active City Stop, Lane Keeping Aid, Driver Alert and Forward Alert.
- The Ford Mondeo was awarded the best family car and best estate car by the U.K.’s most popular car buyer’s guide.
- Our global vision emerges from a deep understanding of what drives people in local markets.
- 47,000 people employed in Europe1
- 1.6 million vehicles sold in Europe in 2011
- As of year-end 2011. Does not include Ford Motor Credit employees.