Ford announces new vehicle production at Almussafes plant, secures future prospects.

Ford’s global management has made a decision to assign the Almussafes (Valencia) factory to produce a passenger vehicle in order to maintain sufficient workload while decisions about the future of electrification are being made, as stated by the majority union at the plant, UGT. This decision was conveyed by Ford’s global president, Jim Farley, during a meeting with the workers’ representatives and the European Works Council in Dunton (United Kingdom), which was described as positive and constructive.

The Almussafes factory has been facing uncertainty regarding investments for the production of electric vehicles, despite being chosen in 2022 to produce a new electric vehicle platform starting in 2025. This drop in production has been exacerbated by the loss of production of the Mondeo, S-Max, and Galaxy models. The factory currently employs close to 4,800 people and has seen a significant decrease in production over the past six years, going from almost 370,000 cars of five different models in 2018 to just under 212,000 cars last year.

Over the past six years, the Valencian plant has seen a significant decrease in production due to various factors such as market trends and competitive pressures. The assignment of a new model ensures that this trend is reversed and guarantees immediate relief for both the workforce and local automotive cluster. The decision to assign a new vehicle model comes at a time when

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