Ford Invests Millions in Cleveland Engine Plant, Supports Growing Customer
Demand for EcoBoost Engines
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 21, 2013
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
oFord plans to more than double its EcoBoost^®-equipped vehicle sales
globally this year
oProduction of 2.0-liter EcoBoost for North America at Cleveland Engine
Plant in Ohio to begin in late 2014
oFord more than halfway to its goal to create more than 12,000 hourly jobs
in the U.S. by 2015
oProduction of 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines for North American vehicles moves
from Valencia, Spain to Cleveland; Valencia will remain the exclusive
production location for the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine for Ford of
Europe-built vehicles; There is no impact on employment at the Valencia
To meet rising consumer demand for the award-winning 2.0-liter EcoBoost^®
engine, Ford Motor Company will invest nearly $200 million and add 450 new
jobs at its Cleveland Engine Plant.
"This is our One Ford plan at its best – giving customers the power of choice
to decide which fuel-efficient engine is best tailored to their needs," said
Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. "Cleveland Engine Plant was the
first to produce EcoBoost engines and will continue to be a cornerstone of
Ford's strategy to deliver affordable fuel economy for millions."
The hiring builds on the creation of more than 8,100 salaried and hourly jobs
in the U.S. last year, including 1,000 in-sourced hourly positions. Ford is
more than halfway to its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by
2015 to support new products and investment. Additionally, the company
announced last month it plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in the U.S. in
2013 to fill jobs in such key areas as Product Development, Manufacturing and
Production of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost for North America is currently based in
Valencia, Spain. The investment in Cleveland will shift North American
production to Ohio, while Ford's Valencia Engine Plant will remain the
exclusive production location of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost for Ford of
Europe-built vehicles. Valencia will continue to produce and ship parts for
these engines to North America.
Overall employment at the Valencia plant will not be impacted. The Valencia
Engine Plant will transfer some employees to Valencia Assembly Plant to
support increased production for C-MAX, Kuga, Transit Connect and Tourneo
Ford is making the move to assemble engines regionally to help meet rising
consumer demand for the award-winning 2.0-liter EcoBoost and to optimize
production capabilities around the world.
Production of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine will begin in North America in
late 2014. Cleveland Engine Plant currently builds the 3.5-liter EcoBoost
engine and 3.7-liter V6. The Ohio facility employs approximately 1,300 people.
It has built more than 500,000 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines since 2009.
EcoBoost is the cornerstone of Ford's global engine strategy to reduce fuel
consumption and emissions. Ford will expand EcoBoost production to 1.6 million
engines this year – nearly 100,000 above the previous target.
Delivering up to 20 percent better fuel economy than larger-displacement
engines, EcoBoost uses smaller overall size combined with turbocharging,
gasoline direct injection and variable valve timing to bring customers
outstanding performance without sacrificing fuel economy.
This year EcoBoost will be available on more than 90 percent of North American
nameplates and by 2015, 95 percent of Ford nameplates will be available with
EcoBoost engine technology. In 2013 Ford expects to sell more than 500,000
EcoBoost-equipped vehicles in the U.S. – a sizeable increase over the 334,364
EcoBoost vehicles sold in 2012.
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine to be built in Cleveland is currently available
in the Ford Explorer, Edge, all-new Escape and all-new Fusion, Focus ST,
Taurus and new Lincoln MKZ and MKT Livery. The engine has won a coveted Ward's
10 Best Engines trophy each year it has been available in North America.
About Ford Motor Company
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Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six
continents. With about 171,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the
company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides
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