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February 4, 2011

UK: Boost for Ford’s components business

Exports from Ford's UK-based engine and parts manufacturing operations have grown by over a third in the last 12 months to keep up with increasing demand in Russia, Australia and the Far East.

Exports from Ford’s UK-based engine and parts manufacturing operations have grown by over a third in the last 12 months to keep up with increasing demand in Russia, Australia and the Far East.

Ford Dagenham’s Export Distribution Centre (EDC ) ships a variety of components manufactured at the engine plant and the company’s stamping and tooling operations. Additionally, engines are shipped through component sales to both Ford and non-Ford dealers in the UK.

The company said that since 2009, there has been a rising number of engines and parts shipped to South Africa, Argentina, Russia, Taiwan, North America, India, China, Japan, Brazil, The Philippines and Thailand – boosting Dagenham’s production of engines.  

In August, 2010 a single container of 36, 2.7-litre V6 diesel engines was shipped to Melbourne, Australia – these shipments have now increased to 1,200 engines a month for the unique Australian made Falcon based Territory SUV – while engine exports to Thailand – where Ford makes the Fiesta , and will add the Focus soon – are expected to quadruple in 2011.

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