FORD BOOST FOR ENFIELD

Ford is to invest £40m at its Enfield plant in north London, the car manufacturer said last week. It is to build production facilities to support the manufacture of instrument panels and moulded products. First production of instrument panels is planned for 1999. The plant, which now employs 940 people, produces a range of instrument […]

Ford is to invest £40m at its Enfield plant in north London, the car manufacturer said last week. It is to build production facilities to support the manufacture of instrument panels and moulded products.

First production of instrument panels is planned for 1999. The plant, which now employs 940 people, produces a range of instrument clusters, fuel and temperature gauges and fuel senders.

Anne Stevens, Enfield plant manager, praised the work done by management and unions towards attracting investment to the plant, part of the recently formed Ford Automotive Products Operation.

APO has global responsibility for all of Ford’s manufacturing facilities and supplies Ford and other car builders with components.