Ford Bridgend Engine Plant
|Ford Bridgend Engine Plant|
|Location||Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Products||CVH engine (1980-2000)
Zetec-E (Zeta) engine (1992-2004)
EcoBoost engine (2009-present)
|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. Its first product was the CVH engine used in the then new third generation European Escort of that year.
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 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. 
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- "New high efficiency four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine family debuts at Frankfurt". Media.Ford.com. September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
- "Business Secretary Visits Ford'S Expanding Engine Plant | Ford Motor Company Newsroom". Media.ford.com. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2009-10-02.
- "Ford jobs safe at Bridgend and Dagenham - Car and Car-Buying News - What Car?". Whatcar.com. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 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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