Ford India’s combined domestic wholesales and exports in September reached 16,525 vehicles from 22,590 vehicles in the same month last year. Domestic wholesales in September stood at 8,769 vehicles, as against 9,018 units a year ago, while exports were at 7,756 vehicles compared to 13,572 units last year.
During September, Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company agreed to explore a strategic alliance, designed to leverage the benefits of Ford’s global reach and expertise and Mahindra’s scale in India and successful operating model. The agreement between the two companies will allow each to leverage their mutual strengths during a period of unprecedented transformation in the global automotive industry. Teams from both companies will collaborate and work together for a period of up to three years.
Driving discussions on the future of mobility, Ford also hosted the City of Tomorrow Symposium in September. Involving thought leaders, opinion makers, academics, policymakers and TED fellows, the symposium reflects Ford’s long-term vision to help make people’s lives better by changing the way the world moves with world-class vehicles, mobility services and a wider range of transportation solutions. As part of this strategy, Ford has also signed a memorandum of understanding the city of Indore to work together and address their most pressing transportation issues.
Ford also celebrated the spirit of volunteerism in September with close to 14,000 dedicated men and women across Ford’s operations in India coming together for the Global Caring Month. Spreading their volunteer work across 47 projects, Ford employees contributed in areas of education, environmental sustainability, safety, health and humanitarian support, across Chennai, Sanand, Gurgaon, and Coimbatore.