Couple of weeks ago rumors were circulating that Ford might pull out of Europe. Clearly misleading and wrong as Ford has just opened a €11.6 Million Design Centre Expansion in Germany. So instead of cutting business in Europe, Ford is expanding.
The expanded centre features an open and fluid design to help promote idea exchange. Ford has also installed a “powerwall” capable of projecting vehicle and concept designs in three-dimensional and virtual environments; invested in new milling
machines that use computer-aided design to create precise clay models of new vehicles for aerodynamic wind tunnel testing; and redesigned the existing studios.
The expanded Ford Design Centre is home to the design and development team with global responsibility for small and compact vehicles, including Fiesta and Focus. The 3,000m2 expansion brings the Centre’s total area to 16,000m2.
The new wing is the largest single expansion of the Design Centre since it was first constructed in 1968.
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