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Ford celebrates production of 40 millionth engine!

| Car Industry, Ford, United Kingdom | July 14, 2012

Ford celebrates production of 40 millionth engine

Ford has produced its 40 millionth engine at its facility in Dagenham, Essex in UK.

The Dagenham plant made its first engine 81 years ago in 1931, and now Ford’s worldwide centre for diesel engines. It produces more than 50 per cent of all of Ford’s diesel engines globally, and UK-built engines now power more than a third of all Fords around the world.

The plant has contributed to the success of the Escort, Cortina, Granada and Capri, and has built engines for Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda and Volvo, amongst others.

In 2003, and additional plant was opened at Dagenham – the wind-powered diesel centre. Following an investment of 325 million pounds, the low-Co2 facility accounts for over half of the sites annual production, with more than 2,500 engines made every day.

Dagenham and Ford’s Bridgend factory in Wales – where EcoBoost petrol engines are produced – build two million engines a year.

Motor Magazine
(Source: Motor Magazine)