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Ford Reduces Water And Oil Use In Plants Globally With Expansion Of Near-Dry Machining Technology

Plants that have switched to the MQL process include:

  • Changan Ford Engine Plant ( China)
  • Craiova Engine Plant ( Romania)
  • Cologne Engine Plant ( Germany)
  • Livonia Transmission Plant ( Michigan)
  • Romeo Engine Plant ( Michigan)
  • Van Dyke Transmission Plant ( Michigan)

"MQL technology will also be incorporated into future engine and transmission plants, underscoring our commitment to advanced manufacturing processes that reduce water and resource requirements," said Bill Russo, director of manufacturing for Ford powertrain operations.

Ford continues to work toward cutting water use 30 percent per vehicle by 2015. Between 2000 and 2012, Ford reduced global water use by 62 percent – about 10 billion gallons. More details on Ford's green initiatives can be found in the 14 th annual Sustainability Report. The report addresses Ford's overall financial health, the fuel economy of Ford vehicles, safety-related achievements and other sustainability issues.

About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 177,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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