Ford restarts engine production in EuropeMay 19, 2020
To date, Ford is returning its employees to the British engine plant in Dagenham and to the Bridgend engine plant, as well as adjusting the operating mode.
Previously, Ford opened all its plants in Germany and in Spain. The two engine manufacturing plants in the UK were the last to remain closed due to an outbreak of coronavirus. However, to date, work in Essex and South Wales may be resumed.
As in all factories, this is done under strict conditions and at the maximum possible distance between employees. Where two employees work on the engine block, a plastic screen hangs between them. Each worker wears a mouth mask or other protective clothing. In addition, production is still not running at full capacity: office workers who are not yet needed at the workplace still work from home.
Various engines are being built at the Bridgend Motor Plant. Typically, around 1,700 employees work on assembling engines such as the 1.5 EcoBoost from Focus or the heart of the Fiesta ST. 1830 employees at the Dagenham engine plant assemble various TDCi diesels.
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