Ford produces three millionth low-carbon engine

11 September 2014 #SMMT News

Ford produces three million small-capacity diesel engines

Ford has reached its landmark three millionth low-carbon diesel engine to be produced at the company’s manufacturing centre in Dagenham. The site produces over 30,000 engines a month, and has been building the small-capacity diesel engines since May 2007.

In 2013 over 76,000 Ford vehicles sold in the UK were fitted with the low-carbon engine, and by September 2015 all Ford diesel engines will comply with the latest Euro-6 emission regulations. In the past 30 years all diesel Ford Fiestas have been powered by engines that were built at the Dagenham site.

Martin Everitt, Dagenham Engine Plant manager, said: “This milestone demonstrates the strong demand for clean, powerful, yet economical, small-capacity diesel engines. This is set to grow further when we introduce the new Ford Focus and Ford Mondeo models, both of which will be available with this low-carbon diesel engine.”

This success follows an announcement earlier this month, that the manufacturer will recruit a further 250 employees to its Dagenham engine plant, which currently employs 2,000 people.

Last year nearly a third of all the engines produced in the UK were built at the Ford Dagenham site- read more about UK automotive manufacturing.

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