Ford Aus­tralia: where to from here?

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle News -

The death of the Fal­con is not the end for Ford Aus­tralia. More than 1500 engi­neers, de­sign­ers and prod­uct spe­cial­ists will still be work­ing on fu­ture prod­ucts and many of them will be based in build­ings at Broad­mead­ows.

The You Yangs prov­ing ground, which would not have been cre­ated without the Fal­con and many other lo­cal de­vel­op­ment pro­grams over the years, also con­tin­ues.

Some of the prod­uct de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties at Gee­long will also sur­vive.

“The prod­uct de­vel­op­ment team is ac­tu­ally grow­ing. Ford glob­ally is in­vest­ing more in prod­ucts and Aus­tralia is one of the main hubs for that work,” says Ford Aus­tralia spokesman, Wes Sher­wood.

“The pipe­line is full of new work. We are re­fur­bish­ing head of­fice to be­come our re­gional prod­uct de­vel­op­ment cen­tre.

“We still have our re­search-and-de­vel­op­ment cen­tre in Gee­long and there are more than 300 peo­ple at the de­vel­op­ment cen­tre in Lara.

“We’re burst­ing at the seams a lit­tle bit with all the work for fu­ture prod­ucts.”

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