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Ford pumps R600m in Struandale plant


Ford Motor Company this week announced an investment of R600-million in the Struandale engine plant in Gqeberha.

The company said the investment supports the launch of a new 3.0l V6 turbo-diesel engine, as well as upgrades to the existing assembly line for the 2.0l single turbo and 2.0l bi-turbo diesel engines – all of which will be offered in the recently unveiled next-generation Ford Ranger pick-up, set for launch next year.

“The R600-million investment in the Struandale engine plant is part of our commitment to modernisin­g and growing our local operations, and is over and above the R15.8-billion investment in the Silverton assembly plant and supplier tooling that we announced in February this year to support production of the next-generation Ranger,” said Ockert Berry from Ford South Africa.

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