Ford and MS-RT, the Ford Pro commercial vehicles conversion partner, have announced that MS-RT is to establish a new £4 million vehicle conversion facility at Ford Dagenham due to increasing customer demand.
The new 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. MS-RT confirmed that its existing facility in Pontypool, South Wales will continue to operate with no loss of jobs.
“We are delighted to be building on our partnership with Ford by opening a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Ford Dagenham,” said Edward Davies, MS-RT’s founder and director. “The new site will drive innovation, expand our manufacturing capability, and further strengthen our collaboration with Ford.”
MS-RT creates distinctive models based on Ford’s leading commercial vehicle nameplates and has been a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) since 2020, meeting Ford’s rigorous standards in manufacturing and quality control and offering full warranty support. MS-RT products are also now available through Ford’s One Stop Shop scheme, where converted vehicles are included on Ford product price lists and can be purchased by customers directly from Ford dealerships.
The new MS-RT facility will be located in an existing building at Ford Dagenham used last year to build medical ventilators for the National Health Service as part of Ford’s involvement in the Ventilator Challenge UK.