Struandale Engine Plant


Port Elizabeth

South Africa


Current total employment: Approximately 590

Production History

Current products: 2.2 & 3.2 Duratorq TDCI engines, Machining & Manifolds

Year opened: 1964

Site size in acres: 48

Plant size in square feet: 45,000

The Struandale Engine Plant has significantly upgraded and expanded its machining and assembly capabilities for this programme, and now has an annual production capacity of 250,000 machined component kits, comprised of engine heads, blocks and crankshafts for the Duratorq TDCi engine. Approximately 75,000 of these are used for local engine assembly to power the Ford Ranger built at the Silverton Assembly Plant. The remaining 175,000 component sets are destined for export to Ford engine assembly plants in Thailand and Argentina.