Converter MS-RT is to establish a new £4million facility at Ford’s Dagenham site.

The new facility, which will be in addition to MS-RT’s existing factory in Wales, is planned to allow MS-RT, a member of Ford’s Qualified Vehicle Modifier scheme, to expand its business while enabling easier access to Ford technical expertise.

It is hoped the new facility, due to open next year, will accelerate the development of current and future MS-RT vehicles.

Over 120 jobs are expected to be created when the new facility is fully operational.

Ford of Europe Ford Pro Vehicle Solutions marketing and sales manager Paul Baynes said: “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.”

MS-RT founder and director Edward Davies said: “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.”