The industries benefiting include a wide range of technologies and factories located in development regions in the North and South of the countries and on kibbutzim
A new agreement for industrial cooperation in Israel has been signed between Ford and the Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA).
This is an extension of the previous agreement concluded in 1998 during which period Ford has authorized more than 12 new suppliers for its production lines in the U.S., Germany and England as well as a number of new technologies in the automotive sector.
The industries benefiting include a wide range of technologies and factories located in development regions in the North and South of the countries and on kibbutzim.
The leading suppliers are: Tadir Gan – Afula Illit; Ortal – Bet Shean Valley; Rio – Kibbutz Kabri; Ravel – Kibbutz Revivim; Arkal – Bet Shean Valley; Raviv and EMC – Haifa Bay; as well as leading technological companies such as Technomatix, Mobil Eye, Cognisense and Yammar.
ICA Director General, adv. Bina Bar-On said that, “Ford is one of the outstanding companies in fulfilling Industrial Cooperation Understandings commitments, and which realizes them in".
Zvi Leshem, Director in charge of IBM’s Industrial Cooperation Undertakings and industrial cooperation activities in Israel, said that the new agreement reflects Ford’s satisfaction with Israeli suppliers and the technological capabilities of those suppliers.
Noah Miller, Regional Manager of Ford, made clear his company’s outlook regarding purchases from suppliers in Israel when he said, “Even though Israel is physically small, the offerings of quality suppliers and particularly innovative technologies is very large, much more so than one would expect and we would greatly miss this if we did not have a presence in the country.” He expressed his wishes for many more years of cooperative activities in Israel.