will manufacture two of its new electric car models

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Important respite for the Ford factory in Almussafes (Valencia), in a delicate situation and awaiting this decision by Ford Europe. Since 2021, the dialogue and negotiation process was opened to take the production of the new platform for electric vehicles GE2 either to Almussafes or to the German factory in Saarlouis. Finally, Ford will manufacture new electric cars in Spainguaranteeing the continuity of the Valencian factory.


Almusaffes (for the moment) can breathe a little easier

Ford Spain will develop from 2026 two new electric models based on its GE2 platform. The American giant was debating between the Spanish and German plants for this project, taking an important step for the continuity of the Almussafes factory after this decision. Ford will only make electric cars from 2030, so winning the production of new models is an important victory.

In February of this same year, 75% of the Ford workforce in Almussafes approved the agreementrenouncing a salary increase in the next four years and committing to work 18 Saturdays a year in the same period, with increased working hours.

The objective was to choose to produce the next Ford electric cars in this plantsomething especially important to solve the problems of surplus personnel derived from the loss of almost all those that were manufactured in Almussafes (Mondeo, Transit, Galaxy and S-Max), according to UGT.

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The good news comes after Volkswagen’s decision to install its battery manufacturing plant in Sagunto (Valencia). Also remember that Ford is part of the group of companies seeking to create a Valencian gigafactory of batteries for electric cars, which will try to mobilize 2,000 million euros of public-private investment.

Despite the breaks that are being given to Almussafes, Ford Europe has already indicated that the Valencian factory (as well as the German one in Saarlouis) will have to undergo a resizing, regardless of the assignment to any of them of the production of the new electric platform. Stuart Rowley, president of Ford Europe, guaranteed that a closure decision is not sought, but that changes are necessary to “secure the product for Europe”.

Important respite for the Ford factory in Almussafes (Valencia), in a delicate situation and awaiting this decision by Ford Europe.…

Important respite for the Ford factory in Almussafes (Valencia), in a delicate situation and awaiting this decision by Ford Europe.…

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