LOS ANGELES – Alan Mulally says Ford Motor Co. doesnt need to partner with another global automaker.
Any kind of a linkup would be a distraction, Ford CEO Mulally told reporters at a dinner Tuesday night before the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Fords biggest opportunity is to leverage its own wide flung assets around the globe, Mulally said. Thats why hes working to better combine product and business strategy across the companys three main business units in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
The real synergy for Ford is to integrate Ford Mulally said. Up until now, it hadnt been the plan. But its the plan now.
Mulally said he thinks Ford will still be independent in five years.