Sri Lanka Celebrates 112 Years of Ford Heritage
- This year’s Heritage Month, inspired by the US patriotic pop art movement, which took place in Sri Lanka
- Each year, Ford Heritage Month celebrates the company’s more than 100 year history and pioneering spirit
- Since entering Sri Lanka with the Figo, Fiesta, Focus, Ecosport, Everest, Kuga & Ranger in 2010, Ford vehicles have helped set industry standards for safety, innovation and performance
Ford Motor Company held its annual Heritage Month celebration in June to honor the company’s 112 years of history and rich heritage.
This year’s Heritage Month is inspired by patriotic ads in pop art style from the U.S., and pays tribute to Ford as a pioneer of the automobile industry and a continuous innovator for over a century.
“We’re proud to celebrate Heritage Month each year, and recognize the numerous contributions that Ford Motor Company has made to the automotive industry throughout our company’s history,” said David Westerman, managing director, Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
“From the first moving assembly line more than a 100 years ago, to airbags that are now a standard safety feature in every vehicle, the auto industry today would look vastly different today without Ford’s passion for continuous innovation and technological breakthroughs.”
“This year’s Heritage Month theme was chosen to represent not only the vibrant heritage of Ford, but also the rich heritage and cultures of the places we do business,” added Westerman.
As part of the celebrations planned for Sri Lanka, Future Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd in Battaramulla offered special sales and promotions that will include special 30% discount on selected Vehicle models.
Also, Future Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd in Battaramulla organized an anniversary event called Ford Heritage BBQ Evening with the guidance of Mr.Kevin Chang- Softlogic Holdings PLC Director- Business Development, Mr. Gihan Vitharana – Head Of Sector, Softlogic Automobiles and Mr.Shanesh Ratnaweerage Future Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd -Head of Sales.This special activity provided Ford customers and owners to know about the new Everest launch officially, Win exiting prizes and to experience the heritage vehicles of Ford at the event.
More than a century has passed since Henry Ford founded the company that would change history and “put the world on wheels”. From the first laminated window shields and driver airbags, to Ford’s EcoBoost engine series that delivers better fuel economy and more power, Ford has always been a pioneer in the automobile industry. Many of its vehicles, like the Ford Mustang, EcoSport compact SUV, and Ranger pick-up, have become iconic and are now deeply rooted in countries globally.
Ford in Sri Lanka
Ford’s heritage in Sri Lanka is almost as rich as the local automotive industry itself. With Ford entering the market in 2010, Sri Lankan customers has been quick to notice that Ford cars have set the standards in terms of safety, innovation, fuel efficiency and performance.
Today, Ford Sri Lanka has 6 nameplates available, with our latest addition being The new Everest The company’s dealer network in Sri Lanka boasts Ford dealerships, as well as [Quick Lane service centers etc].
Like its storied heritage, Ford is constantly striving to provide quality services to customers in Sri Lanka and Planning to bring down the New Everest 2015 end of this Year.”Ford’s vision in Sri Lanka and all over the globe starts from its people: valued customers and employees, suppliers, local communities and loyal Ford fans,” said Future Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd – Subsidiary Of Softlogic Holdings PLC
“We are proud to be a part of Ford’s global family and this month we honor Ford’s place in our history, our hearts and our future, and our shared commitment to provide customers with an even better ownership experience.”
For more information about Ford Heritage Month in Sri Lanka please visit Sri Lanka www.fordsrilanka.com.