Ford reveals £125m electric vehicle parts boost for its Liverpool City Region plant

2nd December 2022

Ford has announced major plans to boost its production of components for electric cars in a move that will safeguard 500 jobs on in Liverpool City Region.

Cars on production line in factory

Cars on production line in factory

Building on its drive to grow an all-electric vehicle range, Ford has invested a further £125m in its Halewood Plant, increasing capacity by 70% as well as a £24m investment in the supporting E:PRiME product development centre.

The latest cash injection, supported by the government’s Automotive Transformation Fund, in the Halewood plant brings the US car giant’s spending there to £380m.

The news comes after Ford announced a £230m investment to deliver 250,000 power units a year for electric vehicles from 2024 at the Halewood site.

Kieran Cahill, Ford’s European industrial operations vice-president, said: “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.

“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.”

Tim Slatter, chairman of Ford UK, said:

“This is an all-important next step for Ford towards having nine EVs on sale within two years.  Our UK workforce is playing a major role in Ford’s all-electric future, demonstrated by Halewood’s pivot to a new zero-emission powertrain, and E:PRiME’s innovation at Dunton in finalising the production processes.”

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2nd December 2022