2000 Restructuring of the Automotive Operations:


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Ford of Europe: 2000 Restructuring

Ford of Europe Business Review Overview

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  • On-going cost reductions of over $1 billion
  • Five-year investment of $500 million in Dagenham Engine Plant
  • Confirmation of $15 million investment for central London Ford Design Centre
  • Introduction of nine significant new product actions every year for five-years
  • Diesel engine production could be increased by 80,000-100,000 units per year
  • Additional new engine could be added to three programmes already confirmed and will support Ford goal of diesel industry leadership.


  • Proposed joint venture company to be established with Getrag for manual transmissions
  • Net result of end to vehicle assembly and major body construction at Dagenham is total of 1,400 job losses at Dagenham Estate by first quarter of 2002
  • Four vehicle plants clearly focused on specific production requirements:

Ford C/D(Mondeo) car requirements to be met by Genk,

Ford Mondeo

C(Focus) car by Saarlouis,

2000 Ford Focus

B(Fiesta) car by Cologne and

2000 Ford Fiesta

Valencia to continue with both B(Ka) and C(Focus) car production.

Ford KA

Photos: Ford Motor Company

  • Establish supplier parks at all plants to support modular assembly programme
  • Joint venture to develop Cologne Forge and Die Plant operation
  • $12 million Ford-funded initiative to provide Employee Support Programme
  • Creation of further 360 jobs with transfer of Commercial Vehicle Engineering

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