The Dunton Technical Centre is a major automotive research and development facility. It is the largest automotive centre in the United Kingdom.
Ford Dunton houses the main design team of Ford of Europe alongside its Merkenich Technical Centre in Germany.
In March 2010, Ford announced plans to develop a new generation of environmentally friendly engines and vehicle technologies at Dunton.
In recent years, Dunton has been responsible for the development of the ECOnetic range of vehicles and has contributed to the development of the ECOBoost range of engines.