Ford Design in the UK - 70 years of success

Author: Nick Hull

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781845849863

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Exploring Ford UK’s design studios during the past 70 years, Ford Design in the UK – 70 Years of Success provides a unique insight into the company’s history, its UK studio locations, and delves into the lives of the designers, modellers and studio engineers. As a profession, automotive design has changed hugely over the past century and continues to evolve as new processes are developed. This book charts the development of Ford projects in the UK, particularly those designed in the Dunton studio, which opened in 1967 and is still a key part of Ford’s design resource in Europe. From the early days of chalk drawings and wooden models for the Consul to today’s digital renderings and milled clays for the latest Transit, Ford’s designers and technicians have never been short of creativity. This book tells their story, in their own words.

Success and Failure in the UK Car Manufacturing Industry

Fourth Report of Session 2006-07; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Trade and Industry Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215033291

Category: Motor vehicle industry

Page: 163

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Although initially sparked by the collapse of MG Rover, this inquiry into the UK automotive industry was broadened to examine the following subjects: the principal reasons for the different records of success by different companies;how companies arrive at investment and closure decisions; the role played by trade unions; the appropriate Government response to closure announcements and what the Government could do to help the supply chain and workforce if plants are closed. Overall it foresees mixed prospects for car manufacturing in this country and thinks it is important that the industry and Government put extra effort into improving skills, increasing R&D, adopting lean manufacturing techniques and strengthening the local supply chain.

British Car Advertising of the 1960s

Author: Heon Stevenson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476611300

Category: Transportation

Page: 429

View: 2291


During the 1960s, the automobile finally secured its position as an indispensable component of daily life in Britain. Car ownership more than doubled from approximately one car for every 10 people in 1960 to one car for every 4.8 people by 1970. Consumers no longer asked “Do we need a car?” but “What car shall we have?” This well-illustrated history analyzes how both domestic car manufacturers and importers advertised their products in this growing market, identifying trends and themes. Over 180 advertisement illustrations are included.


The Journal of Automotive Engineering

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

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Air Warfare: an International Encyclopedia: A-L

Author: Walter J. Boyne

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576073459

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 771

View: 5180


Written by more than 100 international scholars and experts, this encyclopedia chronicles the individuals, equipment, and drama of nearly a century of aerial combat.

Britain's Winning Formula

Achieving World Leadership in Motorsports

Author: M. Beck-Burridge,J. Walton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230285937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 7717


The international financial value of Grand Prix racing has grown substantially in recent years. This book will focus upon the massive size, value, importance and impact of the industry. It will also investigate the dominance of UK based Research and Development and design and the development of team strategy and tactics. The authors have based their analysis upon very up-to-date research involving interviews with key individuals at the highest level and visibility within the industry and focus upon the key management themes of teamworking, leadership, strategy and innovation.

Does Health Insurance Impede Trade in Health Care Services?

Author: Aaditya Mattoo,Randeep Rathindran

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Health insurance

Page: 35

View: 4504


There is limited trade in health services despite big differences in the price of health care across countries. Whether patients travel abroad for health care depends on the coverage of treatments by their health insurance plan. Under existing health insurance contracts, the gains from trade are not fully internalized by the consumer. The result is a strong "local-market bias" in the consumption of health care. A simple modification of existing insurance products can create sufficient incentives for consumers to travel. For just 15 highly tradable, low-risk treatments, the annual savings to the United States would be $1.4 billion even if only one in 10 patients who need these treatments went abroad. Half of these annual savings would accrue to the Medicare program alone. The authors examine how measures by destination countries to improve and credibly signal the quality of health care can enhance the scope for trade.