The Ford Engine Plant in Bridgend produced its first engine 37 years ago. Way back in 1980 the very first engine they produced was the CVH engine used in the then brand new third generation Ford Escort. The 20-millionth engine has just rolled off the production line at the Ford Factory.
“Bridgend has a proud record of high-quality engine production and I’m delighted to celebrate this significant milestone with the team that builds them.
Today the plant builds a range of high-tech EcoBoost products, and we continue to invest in Bridgend, with the plant confirmed to build the next generation of fuel-efficient petrol engines.” – Linda Cash; Ford of Europe VP Of Manufacturing.
Bridgend Engine Plant Facts:
- Employees 2,137
- Current Products
- 1.25l Fiesta
- 1.4l Fiesta, B-Max
- 1.6l Ti-VCT Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max, Mondeo
- 1.6l EcoBoost C-Max, Grand C-Max, Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy
- Year Opened: 1980
- Site Size: 60 acres