Oct 18, 2021
Ford to make electric car parts at Halewood plant
Ford is to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in its Halewood plant on Merseyside, helping safeguard 500 jobs. The factory will be Ford's first European plant to produce components for electric cars. Ford's Halewood plant will begin manufacturing electric power units - which replace the engine and transmission in petrol cars - in 2024.Mr Rowley said the plans were "a huge vote of confidence in [the] workforce". "Ford has been part of the industrial and social fabric of the UK for many decades," he said, adding that the plant would be a "Very important" part of Ford's electrification plans in Europe. Kevin Pearson of the Unite union said the Ford investment "Recognises the experience, commitment and competitiveness of our world class workforce and is a great source of pride for all of us working at Halewood Transmission Plant and for the wider community".
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