dusseldorf The new job cuts in ford Europe It will mainly affect the development area. Several thousand jobs could be created in the ford-The development center in Cologne will be removed. This was announced on Monday after a working meeting of business circles. Therefore, the American car company wants to invest more in its development area in the future. USA focus.

late last week plans for more job cuts at Ford of Europe were revealed. A final decision on the exact scope is not expected until spring. Ford’s management is discussing where exactly the American car company will start making cuts. The corporate headquarters in Detroit is also involved.

The last layoff program was just a few years ago. In 2019 and 2020 they were at Ford Germany around 5000 jobs have been eliminated another 5,000 at other European Ford locations. After that, the American group announced that there really shouldn’t be any more job cuts in Europe.

Ford’s plans reach administrative areas

It is now becoming apparent that vehicle production will be less affected by the new austerity measures. In addition to vehicle development, the new restructuring should mainly affect the spare parts supply and administrative areas. Ford had already announced last year that the number of passenger car models in Europe should be significantly reduced. In 2030, the American group wants to produce only fully electric cars on the European continent.

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According to company circles after the workshop, up to 2,500 of the current 3,800 jobs at Ford’s Cologne development center could be eliminated as part of the new cost-cutting program. This would particularly affect well-trained engineers. Around 19,000 people currently work for Ford Germany, 14,000 of them in Cologne. The works council and Metal GI announced his opposition to the plans.

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Since Ford of Europe will drastically reduce the number of car models it offers in the coming years, there will be much less work at the European development center in Cologne in future. Van models like the S-Max and C-Max have already been phased out, as has the mid-range Mondeo.

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at the Cologne development center, Ford could cancel as part of the new savings program, according to company circles.

In the summer in Cologne production of the small Fiesta car was abandoned. In Saarlouis, Ford will cease production of its Golf Focus competitor in 2025 and then exit the car plant entirely. As a result, 4,500 employees will lose their jobs. Of the dozen Ford models produced in Europe, only a few will remain in the future.

Two new electric models based on the volkswagen-The MEB electric construction kit, in the future will be produced in Cologne instead of the Fiesta. Production of the first electric model is scheduled to begin at Ford’s German headquarters in October, with another all-electric vehicle to follow next year.

Ford only makes electric cars.

At Ford’s factory in Valencia, Spain, the US group is expected to produce two more electric models by the end of the decade. According to the previous plan, these cars will again be developed and built on a platform owned by Ford. The development work required for this can be concentrated much more in the US.

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This also explains why the European development center in Cologne is going to cut a large number of jobs. In recent years, development engineers have been mainly concerned with developing the MEB electrical construction kit of volkswagen adapt to Ford systems and then develop their own Ford models.

“We do not comment on current speculation about a possible restructuring of Ford in Europe,” a company spokesman said of the briefing from the working meeting. Ford is currently accelerating its plans to build a portfolio of all-electric vehicles in Europe.

“This transformation brings significant changes to the way we design, build and sell Ford vehicles and will have an impact on our future organizational structure,” the Ford spokesperson added. The American group will announce more details once the final decisions have been made.

We do not comment on current speculation about a possible restructuring of Ford in Europe. Ford spokesperson on labor board information

At Ford’s Cologne headquarters, it’s not just the development center jobs that are being cut, it was said on the sidelines of the business meeting. The American car company has also concentrated the supply of spare parts for its dealer network in the Rhineland. With the move to all-electric models, the need for parts also decreases, because electric cars are generally less prone to repairs. Therefore, Ford also wants to reduce the size of the parts center in Cologne, which currently employs around 1,200 people.

Ford of Europe will be significantly smaller

There will be further cuts in the administrative area of ​​Cologne, where Ford’s German and European headquarters are located. Around 3,300 employees currently work in the administration of the American car company there. According to reports, up to 20 percent of this could be eliminated, or a good 600 jobs.

Ford plans job cuts in Cologne

There are also concerns in Aachen, where Ford has its own research site and several hundred jobs. The focus is on new internal combustion engines.

>> Read about it: Ford is planning this at the Saarlouis location

If the American company sticks to its plans and only produces and sells fully electric models in a few years, then the automaker will no longer need a research area for combustion engines. The engine plant in Cologne could also become redundant in the future. Its employees will be used in the production of electric vehicles in Cologne.

Ford will stick irrevocably to the closure of the car plant in Saarlouis. A maximum of 500 to 700 employees could remain on Ford’s payroll, Germany boss Martin Sander announced last year. Employees from Saarlouis will be offered jobs in vehicle production in Cologne.

Ford of Europe has had big financial problems for years. Losses in the billions had accumulated due to declining sales figures and underutilized factories. The American group was not very successful in the European car business. However, the sales figures for light commercial vehicles have developed much better, where Ford is the European market leader.

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