Blog: Dave LeggettFord cost-cutting

Dave Leggett | 26 November 2003

They seem to be pretty serious about chopping cost at Ford right now. Last week it emerged that individual Ford subscribers to Automotive News were being asked to cancel subscriptions and keep abreast of the news by checking 'free' news websites instead (presumably places like just-auto). And now Ford is shutting down the Ingeni studio in London. The company is putting a brave face on it and said to be keeping the option to re-open the studio alive (yeah, right). But when times are hard, all non-core stuff comes under scrutiny, so I guess the Ingeni move is not unexpected. I'd imagine that J Mays is pretty miserable about it though. How long before someone gets to the cost-cutting option headed 'every other corridor light bulb removed'?


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