FORD is making a further £190 million investment at its Dagenham London site to produce an all-new advanced technology 2.0-litre diesel engines that will go in the company’s vans and cars.
Ford said the investment included £8.9 million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.
As a result of the £190m investment, Ford will create 318 new jobs.
The all-new range of economical and low carbon 2.0-litre diesel engines for vans and cars ahas been designed and developed at Ford Dagenham and at the Ford Dunton Technical Centre in Essex.
The first engines will come off the Dagenham production line towards the end of 2015 and will go into the company’s vans from 2016. Production capacity will be up to 350,000 units per year – that’s one engine produced every 30 seconds.
Ford says that its new, low carbon, London-built 2.0 litre advanced diesel engine will deliver dramatically lower NOx emissions, and will satisfy the air quality requirements of the London Mayor’s proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
Ford produces engines at two locations in the UK: petrol engines from Bridgend in Wales and diesel engines at Dagenham. Total production from the two plants exceeded 1.5 million engines in 2013.
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