Ford invests $12M in Australian design studio
MORE AUSSIE DESIGN FOR THE GLOBAL CAR WORLD
FORD HAS GIVEN its Melbourne design studio a $12 million makeover and intends to invest another $2.3 million in new studio technology before the end of this year.
The redesign continues Ford’s ongoing investment in Australia, where more than 2500 of the company’s engineers, designers, technical and automotive specialists work on Ford vehicles destined for Australian and global markets. Ford remains Australia’s largest automotive employer and spends $500 million a year on R&D.
The Broadmeadows facility will continue as the lead design studio for the Ranger pick-up and Everest SUV, but will also contribute to designs of global-market cars under design director Max Wolff. The latest works, the first since the 1970s, doubled the studio’s footprint to offer a brighter, well-lit facility.