Ford Motor Co. recently announced it will invest nearly $200 million and add 450 new jobs
at its Cleveland Engine Plant. The investment comes as a result of
rising demand for the 2.0L EcoBoost engine.
"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."
Production of the 2.0L 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 2.0L 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 Connect.
The 2.0L 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.