£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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Welsh Government gives Ford £12m

Today's announcement by Ford that it will build a new engine at it's Bridgend plant in 2014 is being supported by the Welsh Government which is contributing £12m in funding.

The Welsh Government has worked closely with Ford to secure this investment and is delighted to confirm a support package of £12 million towards this exciting programme.

This will help safeguard and create high quality production and engineering jobs in Wales.

– Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy

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