More Difficulties For Ford In The US
First came the second tyre recall with costs up to 3 bn $-US, secondly the “extended guarantee” due to problems with ignition systems, and thirdly many quality-related recalls of new car models, all of which have cost Ford a lot of its expected profit. Therefore the management has announced early retirement for up to 5000 white collar workers in the US. This is seen as the first step in a major restructuring in North America, where Ford has announced about 13 p.
c. fewer new registrations compared with the same time last year, whereas the market in general shows only about 5p.c.
fewer registrations of new cars. Analysts from Wall Street have already greeted Ford’s latest decision positively..