Ford – E:PRiME

Building a facility fit for the future

Project Highlights 

  • Development of processes and equipment for the production of ultra-high volume, next-generation electrified powertrain systems
  • Enabling Ford UK to move into the electrification arena
  • Development of cutting-edge digitisation tools for design, operation and monitoring of manufacturing plants
  • New facility being built as part of this project
  • £24.2 million total project value, receiving £12.1 million funding through the APC

Project Consortium 

  • Ford Motor Company Ltd (lead partner)
  • JW Froehlich UK Ltd
  • HSSMI
  • National Instruments Corporation (UK) Ltd
  • Siemens Plc
  • Signal & Noise Ltd
  • Skillnet 

Integrating industry 4.0

E-PRIME, led by Ford’s UK-based Global Manufacturing Engineering team, has the vision to create unique capabilities for ultra-high volume manufacture of next-generation powertrains and the consortium will develop new processes and test them at rate while integrating new manufacturing concepts based on Industry 4.0. The ambition of the consortium is to merge new process and powertrain technologies with the latest advancements in digital manufacturing.

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