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25 September 2015

Ford invests £181million in Bridgend plant

Economy Minister Edwina Hart has welcomed an investment of £181 million by Ford at its Bridgend Engine Plant to produce a family of all-new, technologically-advanced, fuel-efficient petrol engines.

The investment includes Welsh Government support of £14.67 million, with production planned to start in late 2018.

The Minister said:

“Ford is a Welsh Anchor Company and the Bridgend Engine Plant plays a key role in the economy of South Wales. In a climate of stiff global competitiveness, we have been actively seeking to win a share of this investment for Wales and so we are delighted with today’s announcement.

“Ford’s decision to manufacture its new innovative engine here in Wales is a tribute to the reputation of the local management team and the quality and loyalty of the Welsh workforce and will safeguard more than 750 skilled Welsh jobs for many years.”