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MS-RT to open new £4m Ford vehicle conversion facility

Ford Pro commercial vehicles conversion partner, MS-RT, is to establish a new £4 million vehicle conversion facility at Ford Dagenham.

The auto brand claims the collaboration will accelerate the development of current and future MS-RT vehicles, thus meeting growing customer demands.

Paul Baynes, manager, marketing and sales – Ford Pro vehicle solutions, Ford of Europe says: “This latest Ford and MS-RT cooperation supports Ford’s vision of expanding business opportunities at Ford Dagenham in addition to continuing to produce advanced technology diesel engines, and builds on our plan to grow our market presence through strategic relationships with key vehicle converters.”

The new Dagenham facility is intended to provide work for more than 50 new employees when it comes online in 2022, rising to over 120 new jobs when fully operational.

The vehicle converter confirmed that its existing facility in Pontypool, South Wales will continue to operate with no loss of jobs.

MS-RT became a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) last year and creates distinctive models based on the brand’s leading commercial vehicle nameplates.