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The Ford Motor Company Halewood Transmisison plant, also known as Halewood Body and Assembly, is a transmission manufacturing joint venture project owned by Ford and Getrag. The plant is located in the town of Halewood, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Halewood began its operations in the early 1960’s as an automobile production complex for Ford vehicles It would assemble the Ford Anglia and the Ford Corsair. It eventually oversaw the assembly of the European-market Ford Escort and Ford Capri, but ended up losing these manufacturing rights to the Ford Motor Company Cologne Body & Assembly plant in Germany.

During the early 2000’s – when Ford owned the Jaguar Land Rover company – Halewood became a manufacturing hub for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. However in 2008, when Ford sold Jaguar Land Rover to Tata Motors in India, Ford retained ownership of Halewood’s transmission plant where it established a 50/50 joint-venture with Getrag.

While the rest of the facility still overseas Jaguar Land Rover products, the Halewood transmission plant currently manufactures the Ford PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for the European-market Ford Fiesta and B-MAX, as well as for variations of the Ford EcoBoost 1.6L Dragon engine.

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Quick Facts

Year opened1959
Facility size1,937,503 square feet (179,999 m2)
Land occupied44 acres
LocationSpeke Boulevard, Halewood, Liverpool L24 9LE, United Kingdom
Hourly employeesN/A
Salaried employeesN/A
Total employees170

Products

TransmissionsProduction Years
Ford/Getrag PowerShift 6-speed Automatic2008 - present

Historical Timeline

  • 1963: Production of the Ford Anglia begins at Halewood.
  • 1964: Ford Corsair assembly begins at Halewood.
  • 1976: The facility is rearranged for Ford Escort and Ford Orion assembly. Halewood becomes Ford’s main European production facility.
  • 2001: Due to a Jaguar and Ford agreement, production of the Jaguar X-Type begins at Halewood.
  • 2002: Ford Escort production ends.
  • 2007: Production of the second-generation Land Rover Freelander and Freelander 2 begins at Halewood. A dirt track test facility is build specifically for Land Rover models.
  • 2008: Jaguar Land Rover is sold to Tata Motors. Ford retains ownership of the Halewood Transmission plant and establishes a 50/50 joint venture with Getrag.

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