Ford Dagenham announce their 40 millionth engine 0

Ford’s plant in Dagenham, Essex has announced that they have developed their 40th millionth engine.

The Ford Dagenham plant is the most famous Ford factory in the UK and possibly Europe. News of their remarkable achievement has reached headlines in the automotive industry as well as the national news.

Engines have been manufactured at the plant since the year 1931. The plant has matured over the years, developing some of the most ground breaking technology in the world. They are now specialising in marvellous engines such as fuel efficient diesel engines. Engines created here shipped over to vehicles such as the Ford Focus and the Ford Fiesta in the UK, Europe and North America. Ford Dagenham is responsible for producing half of Ford’s diesel demand throughout the world.

Joe Greenwell of Ford Dagenham has stated just how great the milestone is stating “Dagenham producing 40 million engines is a significant milestone for Ford’s biggest UK site. Ford Dagenham now produces Ford’s most fuel-efficient engine in the 1.6-litre TDCi unit and exports to 12 countries around the world. This site is helping to power the UK’s sustainable economic recovery.”

The plant no longer creates actual cars anymore. That line of work came to permanent halt in 2002.

So what was the 40,000,000 engine that was developed? It was the 1.6 TDCi. It is not known as to what vehicle the car will be installed within.

Last year saw 987,000 engines being built since the year 2011. The Dagenham Ford plant produces what is known as the Tiger, Puma, Lynx and Lion family of engines.

Other engines are destined for Land Rover, Mazda, PSA Peugeot – Citroen, Volvo and Jaguar. 70 per cent of engines are developed for Ford vehicles.

Ford’s famous and highly talked about Ecoboost petrol engines are developed at Ford’s Bridgeland plant. The Bridgeland plant plays a major part the overall success of Ford UK, developing an outstanding 2 million vehicles per year. One in three vehicles globally contains a UK built engine. 85 per cent of these engines are destined to go abroad however.

A £325 million investment allowed the Diesel Centre to be built back in 2003 alongside the original London site. Ford Dagenham is now the area’s largest employer, bringing great amounts of prosperity to the area.