Ford has invested an additional £125 million in its Halewood plant in the UK, bringing the total investment to almost £380 million and increasing its capacity by 70%.
This latest investment secures employment for another 500 people and increases annual production from 250,000 to 420,000 units, says the company.
Ford hopes to sell 600,000 EVs in Europe by 2026, meaning roughly 70% of them will be powered by components produced in Halewood.
“Ford is a global American brand, woven into the fabric of Europe for more than 100 years and a major employer here at Halewood for almost 60 years,” said Kieran Cahill, VP of Ford’s European Industrial Operations. “Our vision in Europe is to build a thriving business by extending leadership in commercial vehicles and through the electrification of our car range. Halewood is playing a critical part as our first in-house investment in EV component manufacturing in Europe.”