Ford to invest £181m in new low-emission petrol engine production
Announced as the backlash against diesel engines continues, the engines have been designed and developed by teams from the Ford Dunton Technical Centre in Essex, as well as Ford’s Technical Centre in Merkenich Germany, and the Ford Research and Innovation Centre in Aachen, Germany.
The investment in their production includes Welsh Government support of £14.7m, with production planned to start in late 2018.
The Ford announcement was welcomed by Welsh Economy Minister Edwina Hart: “Ford is a Welsh Anchor Company and the Bridgend Engine Plant plays a key role in the economy of South Wales. In a climate of stiff global competitiveness, we have been actively seeking to win a share of this investment for Wales and so we are delighted with today’s announcement.”