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Ford is to invest £181m into petrol engine production at its plant in Bridgend by 2018, safeguarding more than 750 jobs.
28-Sep-2015


Ford has secured government funding of £8.9m to invest in the manufacture of low-carbon diesel engines at its Dagenham plant, with the creation of 318 jobs.
21-Oct-2014


Ford is to open a new automotive training facility in Daventry next year, in order to combine its existing Technical Training Centre with the Henry Ford College.
13-May-2014


Ford is to invest a further £24m in the expansion of production at its engines factory in Bridgend.
23-Apr-2013


Ford is to create a nationwide network of at least 80 Transit Centres, in order to improve service standards for its commercial vehicle range.
19-Mar-2013


Ford is planning to invest £1.5bn in the UK over the next five years, securing the future of its 15,000-strong workforce.
28-Sep-2010


Ford has obtained government financial backing for a £1.5bn investment in the production of cleaner engines, which will secure the future of about 2,800 jobs at its research centre in Dunton and factories in Dagenham, Bridgend and Southampton.
18-Mar-2010


Ford is to invest £70m at its factory in Bridgend, in order to produce the new EcoBoost range of fuel-efficient engines.
29-Oct-2008


Ford is to sell its Jaguar and Land Rover car manufacturing operations to Tata of India for £1bn, securing the future of 13,500 jobs at sites including Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Halewood until at least 2011.
26-Mar-2008


Ford is to create a further 200 manufacturing jobs at its engine factory in Bridgend.
19-Jan-2007


Ford is to invest up to £1bn in vehicle fuel efficiency research at sites in Coventry, Gaydon and Dunton over the next six years.
17-Jul-2006


Ford is planning to relocate up to 1,300 staff from its 200,000 sq ft Trafford House headquarters in Basildon to nearby Dunton or Warley, in order to sell off the site for redevelopment.
26-Apr-2006


Ford has announced plans to invest £8m at its Halewood transmissions factory, in order to double production of the MT82 gearbox.
20-Dec-2005


Ford is to invest £85m at its factory in Dagenham, in order to produce a new diesel engine for commercial vehicles.
06-Oct-2005


Ford has secured a £4.5m government grant to go towards a £169m expansion project at its diesel engine plant in Dagenham, which will create 460 jobs.
17-Dec-2004


Ford has sold its Cosworth motorsport technology engineering operations to the owners of the Champ Car World Series for undisclosed terms, while its Jaguar Racing business has been acquired by Red Bull.
16-Nov-2004


Ford is to invest £115m in a new production line at its Halewood gearbox factory on Merseyside, securing the future of 700 jobs.
19-Oct-2004


Ford has announced plans to create 600 jobs at its car engine plant in Bridgend over the next three years, following a £293m investment programme.
06-May-2004


Ford Retail UK has bought 11 of the 12 Quartic Group dealerships out of receivership, saving more than 600 jobs.
20-Dec-2002


Ford has sold its Hertz Lease car fleet management business to Societe Generale of France for undisclosed terms.
02-Dec-2002


Ford is to invest a further £41m at its engine plant in Bridgend, with the creation of about 600 jobs, in order to transfer production of a Volvo engine from Sweden.
25-Nov-2002


Ford has submitted plans for the £5m development of three 1.8MW wind turbines to power production at its diesel engine manufacturing plant in Dagenham.
25-Sep-2002


Ford has sold its Kwik-Fit chain of 2,500 car repair centres to CVC Capital Partners for £330m.
13-Aug-2002


Ford's Jaguar division has announced plans to build a £10m railhead at its Castle Bromwich site in Birmingham, in order to transport body panels from Halewood.
26-Apr-2002


Ford has announced plans to invest £10m at its Leamington foundry, including the installation of a new moulding line and renewal of foundry equipment.
06-Mar-2002


Ford has announced plans to relocate production of Aston Martin cars from Newport Pagnell and Bloxham to a new plant at its Gaydon headquarters by 2008, which will involve the transfer of 600 workers.
25-Feb-2002


Ford is in discussions with the receivers of UPF-Thompson about plans to invest £15m in the business to ensure the continued supply of chassis components for the Land Rover.
12-Feb-2002


Ford is planning to double the dealer network for its Aston Martin cars to 200 over the next two years.
17-Dec-2001


Ford has announced plans to invest £2.5bn in its Land Rover subsidiary over the next five years, including the development of a new Discovery model that will be produced in Solihull from 2004.
11-Dec-2001


Ford is said to be considering plans to invest more than £100m at its Castle Bromwich plant to produce the new Jaguar F-type sports car, securing the future of many of the site's 2,000 jobs.
14-Nov-2001


Ford is planning to invest more than £3bn in the expansion of its Jaguar range, which will involve an overhaul of its UK plants and the introduction of aluminium-body assembly over the next three years.
10-Sep-2001


Ford has announced plans to invest up to $2bn in the development of five new Land Rover models, as part of a strategy to increase its share of the North American market over the next six years.
21-Aug-2001


Ford is to create 150 new jobs at its Land Rover subsidiary in Solihull, in order to increase production of the Freelander model.
19-Jul-2001


Ford has outlined plans for a £355m five-year investment programme at Dagenham, which will create 500 jobs and transform the site into a global centre for diesel engineering.
16-Jul-2001


Ford's Land Rover division is planning to set up a £0.5m off-road demonstration centre next to the Bluewater shopping centre in Dartford, the first of a network of sites around the country.
13-Jul-2001


Ford has awarded a £10m contract to Vanbots of Canada to build a Jaguar engine plant at its site in Bridgend.
28-Jun-2001


Ford is planning to invest £236m at its Bridgend plant to produce engines for Jaguar and its other premium brands, with the creation of 600 jobs.
05-Feb-2001


Ford is planning to form a joint venture with the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency to develop hologram technology for vehicle design and medical imaging.
29-Nov-2000


Ford is considering plans to invest up to £200m at its Bridgend plant to produce petrol engines for Jaguar cars, which would involve the transfer of work from Cleveland, Ohio.
23-Nov-2000


Ford has announced plans to build a new diesel engine plant at Dagenham, as part of the previously announced £340m overhaul of the site.
13-Oct-2000


Ford is planning to invest £130m at its Land Rover factory in Solihull over the next year, in order to boost sales and productivity.
20-Sep-2000


Ford is planning to build a new car production plant and development centre at Gaydon in Warwickshire, in order to more than double the output of its Aston Martin subsidiary to 2,500 cars a year.
10-Aug-2000


Ford is opening a £1.5m research facility at Oxford University's Begbroke science park to develop new metal-moulding technology for the creation of tools for stamping out body panels.
19-Jun-2000


Ford has completed the £1.85bn acquisition of Land Rover from BMW, and is expected to invest heavily in the assembly facilities and dealer network.
25-May-2000


Ford is to create 360 new jobs in the UK by making it the centre of its Commercial Vehicle Engineering operations, which will help to offset job losses caused by the end of vehicle production at Dagenham.
23-May-2000


Ford has agreed to acquire Land Rover from BMW for £1.85bn, and is expected to integrate the dealership, finance and marketing functions with those of its other premium car brands.
20-Mar-2000


Ford is to build a £20m design centre in London, and the exact location will be revealed in a few months time.
12-Jan-2000


Ford is to acquire the Stewart Grand Prix Formula One team for undisclosed terms, as part of a strategy to become a leader in all major motor sports.
11-Jun-1999


Ford has confirmed plans for a £468m project to prepare its Dagenham plant for a new generation of cars, and it will link up with local authorities and other companies to provide training and leisure facilities and a 90-acre supplier park.
26-May-1999


Ford is to acquire Volvo's car division for $6.5bn, while the remaining Volvo truck business has announced plans to close its plant in Irvine with the loss of 250 jobs.
29-Jan-1999


Ford and Jardine Motors have confirmed the £28m acquisition of Dagenham Motors, through their Polar Motors joint venture.
20-Jan-1999


Volkswagen has agreed the £117m purchase of Cosworth, the high performance engine maker, from Vickers, and is to sell the motor sport division on to Ford for £50m.
13-Jul-1998


Ford has announced that Halewood will be used to produce the new Jaguar X400 small car, which will safeguard 1,800 jobs on Merseyside and create up to 400 engineering jobs in Coventry.
07-Jan-1998


Ford is planning a £34m expansion of its Belfast motor components plant to produce plastic components for both European and North American vehicles, a move which will create 55 jobs.
05-Oct-1996


Frank G Gates has sold two of its Ford dealerships to Hancock Southern.
16-Nov-1995


Ford has confirmed that 480 jobs will be created with its £340m investment in engine manufacture at Bridgend.
18-Oct-1995