£24m boost for Ford factory

The car maker says the money will be spent on making a new fuel-efficient petrol engine and will safeguard jobs. The Welsh Government will contribute £12m.

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Bridgend Ford factory gets £24m investment

Ford says the high-tech Bridgend engine plant will produce a new fuel- efficient 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. Credit: PA

Ford says the multi-million pound investment package at its Ford engine plant in Bridgend will help safeguard jobs.

The £24m will be spent on producing a new engine.

Ford says the 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine uses technology that delivers the power of a larger engine with smaller unit fuel consumption. Production will start in 2014.

It will be built alongside the 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine, which was introduced in 2011.

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