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Ford Motor Company Romeo Engine – Romeo, Michigan, USA

The Ford Motor Company Romeo Engine plant is an automobile engine manufacturing facility that assembles engines destined to Ford cars, trucks and SUVs. It is located in the small town of Romeo, Michigan, USA.

The facility first began its operations in 1967 as a small Ford industrial equipment complex. It wasn’t until 1973 that it grew to become a full-capacity manufacturing center, where its core business focused primarily on engine and tractor production. The Ford Motor Company Romeo Engine plant was also the home of the first 4.6-liter, 2-valve per cylinder V8 engine destined for the Lincoln Town Car in 1990.

Today, the plant overseas the production of the Ford 5.2L engine family which includes the Ford 5.2L Voodoo, Ford 5.2L Predator and Ford 5.2L Aluminator engines. Romeo is also in charge of manufacturing the Ford 6.2L Boss engine destined for the Ford E-Series cutaway van, as well as key engine components like blocks and rods for the Ford 5.0L Coyote engine and heads, blocks and crankshafts for the Ford 2.3L EcoBoost engine.

The plant operates on two lines. The first is dedicated to high-volume, mass-selling products, while the second line focuses on low-selling, niche products like the engines that power the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT500. The primary line stretches at more than 4,000 feet long and is capable of producing 140 engines per hour.

This page shows information about the Ford Motor Company Romeo Engine plant.

Quick Facts

Year opened1973
Facility size2,043,778 square feet (189,873 m2)
Land occupied268 acres
Location701 32 Mile Rd, Romeo, MI 48065, United States
Hourly employees600
Salaried employees90
Total employees690


EnginesProduction Years
Ford 5.2L Voodoo Engine2015 - present
Ford 5.2L Predator Engine2019 - present
Ford 5.2L Aluminator Engine2016 - present
Ford 6.2L Boss Engine2010 - present

Historical Timeline

  • 1967: The facility begins production of industrial equipment for the Ford Motor Company.
  • 1973: The Romeo facility becomes a full-fledged engine and tractor plant, where it overseas production of 4.6L V8 and Ford tractor lineup up until 1988 when Ford sells its tractor division.
  • 1990: The plant is retooled and begins production of the Ford 5.4L Modular engine. The Ford 4.6L V8 is still assembled at Romeo.
  • 1996: Assembly of the hand-built 4.6L Cobra V8 engine begins.
  • 2010: Production for the 6.2L Boss engine, destined for the Ford E-Series cutaway utility van, begins at the Romeo plant.
  • 2015: Production for the all-new Ford 5.2L Voodoo engine, destined for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 sports car, begins. Assembly of the Ford 5.2L Aluminator engine follows one year after.
  • 2019: The Romeo Engine plant is chosen for the assembly of the Ford 5.2L Predator engine, destined to the limited-production Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


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