Joe Hinrichs

Ford's Hinrichs wants level playing field on labor costs

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015

Ford's Americas chief indicated today that the automaker will be looking to bring its labor costs in line with those of its smaller rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles when it opens talks this summer with the union representing its hourly workers....
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Ford says F-150 fleet deliveries to quicken as 2nd plant comes on line

1:11 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2015

Ford's launch of the redesigned, aluminum-intensive 2015 F-Series remains on track, and fleet customers will have their orders filled in greater numbers in the second quarter as production accelerates, a top executive said on Friday....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford vows not to rush Sync 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

In announcing Sync 3 last month, Ford Motor Co. said only that it would come to market starting in the 2016 model year, without saying exactly when or in what vehicle. That's a change from five years ago, when it unveiled MyFord Touch. Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president for the Americas, said the company won't make that mistake again....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford will limit aluminum mostly to trucks, Hinrichs says

9:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Ford isn't planning to use much aluminum beyond trucks because the benefits for other vehicles aren't as compelling. The company sees better, more cost-effective ways to improve the fuel economy of its cars....
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Ford's Hinrichs to speak at 2015 World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

Joe Hinrichs, the executive guiding Ford Motor Co.'s high-stakes move to an aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, will speak at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit....
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Hinrichs to roaring Jaguar Land Rover: You're welcome

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

Jaguar and Land Rover have flourished since being sold by Ford Motor Co. in 2008 to India's Tata Motors Ltd. -- one of Alan Mulally's most noteworthy decisions as Ford CEO....
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Aluminum Ford F-150 remains on track, Hinrichs says

11:08 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014

In response to Morgan Stanley’s concerns about potential delays, Ford Americas chief Joe Hinrichs said the new aluminum-bodied F-150 truck remains on track for its introduction later this year....
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Ford expects 'significant' Q2 loss in South America

3:24 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014

Ford expects to incur a "significant" loss in South America in the current quarter mainly due to low sales volumes and changes to Venezuela's foreign exchange rate....
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Why mess with 2-tier wage success?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

Ford's Americas boss Joe Hinrichs says it would be risky to mess with the two-tier wage structure during 2015 UAW contract talks. Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne, meanwhile, says the system isn't sustainable....
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Ford's Hinrichs wants better quality, smooth launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014

Ford is launching 16 new vehicles in North America this year, which Ford says is the busiest and most ambitious launch schedule in its history....
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In a big launch year, Ford execs take wheel

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014

As Ford Motor Co. prepares to bring out 16 vehicles in North America this year, the company's most senior executives have changed the formula in an effort to assure trouble-free launches. Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas, says top bosses are getting together earlier and more often to root out problems that might languish without high-level intervention....
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Ford likely to exceed pledge to hire 12,000 workers by 2015

3:49 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2014

Ford, boosted by record profits in North America, is likely to hire more than the 12,000 new workers that it promised in its 2011 contract with the UAW, according to its top American executive....
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