Last month the major global car and truck manufacturer marked the occasion of 90 years of Ford at Dagenham
Ford celebrated a major milestone at the Dagenham plant in Essex last month. Ninety years ago at 1.16 pm on October 1, 1931, the first Ford vehicle — the AA truck (above) rolled off the production line at what was then Ford’s newest global production facility. Over the next 71 years nearly 11 million cars, trucks and tractors were built at the plant, which if placed end to end, would stretch 10 times around the world.
Close to 50 million engines have been built at the site too, and Dagenham continues to play a major role in Ford’s European operations, building the advanced technology diesel engines that power many of Ford’s commercial and passenger vehicles.
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