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Ford Motor Company Cologne Engine Plant – Cologne, Germany

The Ford Motor Company Cologne Engine plant is an engine manufacturing facility located in the Niehl district of Cologne, Germany.

Operating alongside the Ford Motor Company Cologne body and assembly plant, the engine facility first began its manufacturing activities in 1962. It is home to the Cologne V6, assembled there from 1962 to 2011. The plant currently manufactures the Ford 1.0L EcoBoost Fox Engine destined for the European market Ford Fiesta.

The enormous complex is comprised of other manufacturing facilities such as the Cologne Forge & Die Cast, Cologne Tool & Die and Cologne Transmission plants. Together, these manufacturing sectors make up Ford Europe’s second oldest manufacturing location after the Dagenham plants in the United Kingdom.

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Quick Facts

Year opened1962
Facility size1,449,651 square feet (134,676 m2)
Land occupied44 acres
LocationRobert-Bosch-Straße 4, 50769 Köln, Germany
Hourly employeesN/A
Salaried employeesN/A
Total employees810


EnginesProduction Years
Ford 1.0L EcoBoost Fox2012 to present

Historical Timeline

  • 1962: The Cologne engine plant begins it manufacturing activities. The facility focuses its operations on the production of the Cologne 2.0L V6.
  • 2011: After almost 50 years of constant assembly at Cologne, production of the long-serving Cologne V6 ends.
  • 2012: Assembly of the Ford 1.0L EcoBoost Fox engine begins.


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