|Ford Bridgend Engine Plant|
|Location||Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Area||1,525,270 square feet (141,702 m²)|
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:
- SI6 engine designed by the Volvo Cars subsidiary. Production began in May 2006, used in Ford, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover products.
- 1.6 L I4 EcoBoost engine for Ford
Jaguar engine plantEdit
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. 
- ↑ Wim Oude Weernink and Bradford Wernle. "Building Blocks: Ford learns a lesson from Lego". AutoWeek. Retrieved on March 30, 2006.
- ↑ Staff Report. "Ford To Produce New PAG 6-Cylinder Engine". BlueOvalNews.com. Retrieved on May 26, 2006.
- ↑ "New high efficiency four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine family debuts at Frankfurt". Media.Ford.com (September 15, 2009). Retrieved on 2009-11-24.
- ↑ "Business Secretary Visits Ford'S Expanding Engine Plant | Ford Motor Company Newsroom". Media.ford.com (2009-01-15). Retrieved on 2009-10-02.
- ↑ "Ford jobs safe at Bridgend and Dagenham - Car and Car-Buying News - What Car?". Whatcar.com (2009-07-28). Retrieved on 2009-10-02.
- ↑ "Jaguar's First Ever V8 Engine To Power XK8 Sports Car".
- ↑ "All-New, World-Class Jaguar Production Facility".
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