Ford gains full control of the UK’s Halewood gearbox plant

Ford gains full control of the UK’s Halewood gearbox plant

March 1, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Ford is closing its joint venture with Magna PT, formerly Getrag, and taking full control of the Halewood, Marsyside powertrain plant, according to the release. It is worth noting that about 700 plant employees will be hired directly by Ford.

It is reported that the opportunity to take control of the Halewood plant came after the UK withdrew from the European Union. In addition to the UK facility, Ford owns a plant in Cologne, Germany, which also operated Ford and Magna PT. In turn, the plant in Bordeaux, France, went to the second participant.

Previously, the Halewood plant produced Ford Anglia cars, which were later replaced by the legendary Escort. After the end of the assembly of the Ford Escort, the plant was converted into a gearbox manufacturing facility.