Interesting: Spanish built Ecoboost
this from AutoWorld February 2013
"Ford has announced plans to transfer some EcoBoost engine production from Spain to the US. The OEM wants to move production of the 2.0-litre EcoBoost for North America from the Valencia plant to its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. Cleveland was the first plant to make the EcoBoost engine range and is currently Ford’s only EcoBoost facility in North America. The transfer from Spain would put the engines closer to their end market. To prepare for the move, Ford will invest nearly US$200m in the Cleveland facility and add 450 jobs to the current 1,300 workforce.
Valencia, meanwhile, will remain the sole supplier of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost for European-made Ford models and will continue to produce and ship parts for these engines to North America. No jobs are expected to be lost at Valencia, though some workers will be transferred from Valencia’s engine production operations to the Valencia vehicle assembly unit, where Ford is looking to lift output of the C-Max, Kuga, Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect.
Cleveland will start making the North American 2.0-litre EcoBoosts late next year. The engine is currently available in the Ford Explorer, Edge, new Escape, new Fusion, Focus ST, Taurus and new Lincoln MKZ and MKT Livery. In Cleveland it will be built alongside the 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine and 3.7-litre V6 currently made there. Since 2009, the facility has rolled out more than 500,000 3.5-litre EcoBoost engines. Last May it was given a third shift in response to growing demand for vehicles powered by the plant’s two engines, bringing 250 new jobs to the plant"
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.