EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Essex CC; Essex; East of England
Location of affected unit(s): Dagenham


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Group: Ford Premier Auto Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-12-2004
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 460

Additional Information

Ford is to invest £169 million in its manufacturing facility at Dagenham to boost diesel engine output in a move that could create up to 460 new jobs. The investment is being backed by a £4.5 million grant from the Department of Trade and Industry and means Dagenham will be capable of producing about a million diesel engines a year by 2007.