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Ford Bridgend Engine Plant
Built 1977
Location Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinate 51°29′39″N 3°32′04″W / 51.4940494°N 3.5345078°W / 51.4940494; -3.5345078Coordinates: 51°29′39″N 3°32′04″W / 51.4940494°N 3.5345078°W / 51.4940494; -3.5345078
Industry Automotive
Products EcoBoost engine
Employees 1,980
Area 1,525,270 square feet (141,702 m²)
Address +44(0)1656 672300

The Ford Bridgend Engine Plant is a manufacturing facility of Ford of Europe, located in Bridgend, Wales in the United Kingdom.

After signing an investment deal with the Welsh Development Agency, construction was started on the greenfield site in 1977. The 1,525,270 square feet (141,702 m²) plant began production in 1980, and specialises in producing petrol engines.

The plant currently produces the following Ford products:

Jaguar engine plant

Jaguar Land Rover have a "plant-within-a-plant" at Bridgend, which saved considerable investment costs by JLR. Staffed by workers dedicated to Jaguar production of the AJ-V8 engine, it includes a linked flow-line of computer numerically controlled machines with automated loading and assembly. Component supply is on a "just-in-time" basis. [4][5][6][7]

References

  1. Wim Oude Weernink and Bradford Wernle. "Building Blocks: Ford learns a lesson from Lego". AutoWeek. Retrieved on March 30, 2006.
  2. Staff Report. "Ford To Produce New PAG 6-Cylinder Engine". BlueOvalNews.com. Retrieved on May 26, 2006.
  3. "New high efficiency four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine family debuts at Frankfurt". Media.Ford.com (September 15, 2009). Retrieved on 2009-11-24.
  4. "Business Secretary Visits Ford'S Expanding Engine Plant | Ford Motor Company Newsroom". Media.ford.com (2009-01-15). Retrieved on 2009-10-02.
  5. "Ford jobs safe at Bridgend and Dagenham - Car and Car-Buying News - What Car?". Whatcar.com (2009-07-28). Retrieved on 2009-10-02.
  6. "Jaguar's First Ever V8 Engine To Power XK8 Sports Car".
  7. "All-New, World-Class Jaguar Production Facility".

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