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Investment saves 500 Ford jobs

Ford is to invest £230m in its Halewood plant on Merseyside to make electric car parts, helping safeguard 500 jobs.
The investment will mean the plant will run for many years longer, said Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe.
There had been speculation about the future of the Halewood factory complex as Ford moves towards electrifying its vehicles.
Part of the investment will come from the government's Automotive Transformation Fund.
"We're really pleased with the support from the UK government," Mr Rowley told the BBC.
"We're not disclosing the exact amount, but it was good support for what is a very significant investment in the UK."
He said the government support was "a part of the decision" to choose to invest in Halewood, "but not the only element".
Ford's Halewood plant will begin manufacturing electric power units - which replace the engine and transmission in petrol cars - in 2024.
Ford has said it is committed to the UK, but not all locations have been as fortunate.

Ford's Merseyside investment to secure 500 UK jobs - BBC News
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