Ford hits 1 mln engines produced at its Romanian plant
Ford announced that it produced the Ecoboost 1.0 engine with the number 1,000,000 at its Romanian plant located in Craiova. The production of this model started in 2012, and the factory producer 300,000 engines in 2018 alone.
The Craiova plant also produced 150,000 cars last year, and this year it expects to make 250,000 units as a new model will enter production, Ford Europe Vice-President for government relation Andrew McCall stated, according to Ziarul Financiar.
The 1.0-liter gasoline Ford EcoBoost engine has won "The International Engine of the Year" prize at the category "Best Engine Under One Litre" for six years in a row. Being a compact and powerful fuel-efficient engine, it has earned a total of 10 awards in the "International Engine of the Year" competition since its launch in 2012.
Since taking over the factory, in March 2008, Ford has invested approximately EUR 1.5 billion in the production of cars and engines at its modern and advanced Craiova plant. Of this amount, more than EUR 200 million were invested only in modernizing the engine factory.
(Photo source: Ford Romania)