Jun 5, 2019
Ford meeting to discuss Bridgend engine plant future
Ford Europe has called union leaders from the Bridgend engine plant to its Essex headquarters on Thursday. Investment in the new Dragon engine was scaled back, while production of an engine for Jaguar Land Rover is due to end this year. The meeting comes just days after car sales in the UK fell again and the BBC expects Ford will be in touch with Welsh Government ministers first thing in the morning. 2008: Ford announces it will operate as a single global company - meaning its Bridgend engine plant had to compete with the firm's other factories across the world, not just in Europe. 2015: Bridgend secures investment for Dragon petrol engine project - with 250,000 engines a year, although it has capacity for 750,000 a year.
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