Ford Saves Valencia’s Automotive Future with New Vehicle Assignment

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

Ford’s global management has decided to assign the Almussafes factory in Valencia with the production of a passenger vehicle to maintain sufficient workload while decisions about electrification are being made. The commitment from global management was seen positively and constructively by the majority union in the plant, UGT.

The Almussafes factory was left with only one manufacturing model, the Kuga, after ceasing production of the Transit van. However, with the assignment of a new model, the factory has secured its immediate future and ensured its long-term viability. The plant employs close to 4,800 people and had faced uncertainty due to the lack of necessary investments for electric vehicle production.

Ford had previously chosen to produce its new electric vehicle platform at the Valencian plant, but due to unforeseen circumstances, investments did not materialize as planned. This caused concerns about the future of the factory and its employees. However, with Ford’s latest decision to assign a new model for production, there is hope for a brighter future for both Valencia and Spain’s automotive industry.

The President of Spain’s government praised this decision as excellent news for Valencia and Ford workers in Spain. The Valencian automotive cluster also expressed enthusiasm for this development, which will bring significant benefits to both industries in terms of job creation and economic growth.

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