Major project secures 3,500 jobs at Ford Dunton

Today's announcement is good news for Dunton

Today's announcement is good news for Dunton

First published in News

A NEW engine that will power Ford cars of the future will be developed at the Dunton Technical Centre. 

The car giant has announced today its vehicle assembly plant in Southampton, which builds the current Transit van, and stamping and tooling operations in Dagenham will close, but remains committed to operations at Dunton.

Initial project work has already started on the new next-generation, low-CO2, 2litre diesel engine, which will power future Ford vehicles from 2016.

The project will also secure 3,500 engineering, design, admin and support jobs at Dunton.

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2:38pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

this is good news.
this is good news. Eric Whim
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3:10pm Thu 25 Oct 12

PJR-121 says...

There was never any suggestion of Ford shutting Dunton in the first place, so how this "secures" 3,500 jobs is beyond me

It will, however, secure jobs at Dagenham, where it will be produced.
There was never any suggestion of Ford shutting Dunton in the first place, so how this "secures" 3,500 jobs is beyond me It will, however, secure jobs at Dagenham, where it will be produced. PJR-121
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5:52pm Fri 26 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

as long as this assurance of job safety isn't akin to the football club's owner expressing his support for the current manager then sacking him the very next week......
as long as this assurance of job safety isn't akin to the football club's owner expressing his support for the current manager then sacking him the very next week...... Eric Whim
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