Ford increases Dagenham diesel engine production



Ford has stepped up it its production of a new 2.0L diesel engine, employing 250 extra staff at the Ford Dagenham engine plant to keep up with demand. 

A next-generation power source, the 2.0L diesel engine sports low level CO2 output and represents an injection of £380 million by the company. It is thought that the first engine will be produced by the end of the year and with manufacturing capacity reaching 35,000 per year, the engine will be benefitting drivers of new Ford cars for sale from 2016. The engine has been designed at both the facility in Dagenham and the Ford Dunton Technical Centre in Essex.

It is part of Ford's five-year £1.5 billion plan to provide low-carbon and environmentally-friendly engines for their vehicles, ensuring not only a financial benefit for the driver but also positives for the environment. Last year their Dagenham plant produced 787,398 engines, with 85 per cent of those exported.

Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said that the recruitment of extra staff underlines the commitment of Ford to produce state-of-the-art power sources. As Ford is already renowned for its pledge to implement the finest technology in its vehicles, the investment shows that they are keen to keep hold of this glowing reputation.

With new models such as the Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo all set to arrive in official Ford dealerships in the coming years, it is likely that drivers will have a brand new power source to choose for their new vehicles.

If you are keen to learn more about Ford's innovations in eco-friendly power, why not pay a visit to one of the Foray Motor Group dealerships today?

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