Deeside factory in detail

Think an engine-making facility can’t be green, clean and still top of its game? Then meet our state-of-the-art, thoroughly eco-aware Deeside engine plant. Read on for some fascinating facts:

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There are 329 individual parts in a hybrid engine and there are 13 engine variants currently in production, compared with just one in 1992
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There are 542 employees currently at Deeside. When the factory opened in 1992, there were just 36
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It takes 137 people to build a single engine
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We carry out 178 in-depth quality checks on the machining and assembly of our engines
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You’d have to sit revving your engine from minimum to maximum for 17 days to replicate the equivalent vibration impact tests we carry out on engines at Deeside
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To ensure maximum engine efficiency, components are machined to 3-micron tolerance. To put that into perspective, a single human hair is, by comparison, a whopping 60-80 microns in diameter
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22,500 engines are produced using electricity generated by the new solar panels each year
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The total bhp produced by the 250,000 2 ZR engines built at Deeside each year is 36,250,000. That’s equivalent to the total bhp produced by 330 Boeing 777 engines – the world’s most powerful jet engine
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An average number of 950 engines come off the production line per day
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It takes 50 assembly-line processes to produce a hybrid engine
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Currently, one engine comes off the Deeside production line every 57 seconds – so in the time it takes to soft-boil an egg, 3.5 engines are completed
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In August 2014, 13,000 solar panels were switched on at Deeside, which will generate 3,475,000 kWh of clean electricity each year – enough power to make more than 12 million cups of tea!
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