WE’RE STAYING PUT, FORD INSISTS
THERE is zero chance of Ford making a tactical withdrawal. That is the news from Broadmeadows as Ford Australia waits for the small print in the Bracks review of the motor industry and the reaction from the Federal Government in Canberra.
‘‘Ford’s submission to the Bracks review is a public document and available for any interested party to read. This document clearly outlines the company’s position re the importance of future Government assistance for the Australian car industry but makes no threats as a consequence,’’ says Ford’s Sinead McAlary.
‘‘Any inference to the contrary is unscrupulous speculation and Ford stands 100 per cent behind the announcements it has previously made about the future direction of its operations in Australia.
‘‘Ford is the first and only Australian vehicle manufacturer to respond to changing consumer trends by announcing that it will produce the Focus range of small cars in Australia from 2011.’’