On Monday 3 November, a number of Chinese delegates will visit SMMT to learn more about the UK automotive industry. With a highly skilled and flexible workforce, as well as a favourable business environment, the UK has a lot to offer global manufacturers, but why the focus on China?
Jaguar Land Rover’s new engine manufacturing centre was opened in Wolverhampton today by Her Majesty the Queen. The new facility marks a £500 million investment from the UK manufacturer, and has directly created 1,400 jobs. The new facility will produce Jaguar Land Rover’s new Ingenium engine range, marking the first time in decades that either Read more
UK engine manufacturing turnover expected to increase by £2.5 billion to £10.5 billion by 2016.
Annual engine output set to surpass three million units.
£1 billion invested in UK engine production since 2011.
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The Advanced Propulsion Centre has launched the new Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) to support companies developing an innovative low-carbon propulsion technology that can be applied to the automotive industry.
UK engine manufacturing down 13.6% in September as facilities undergo re-tooling efforts for new products.
Output has fallen 5.0% over the year-to-date, but percentage exported has increased.
Overall UK commercial vehicle production fell by 2,179 units year-on-year despite production of certain new models beginning to ramp up.
CV manufacturing output for year-to-date down by a quarter (25.2%) due to plant restructuring over the past year.
UK car manufacturing sees best year-to-date performance since 2008, producing 1,132,017 units – up 0.6%.
September output falls slightly to 137,068 units, down 2.8% due to planned re-tooling for model changes.
Production for home market up 17.7% in September as UK new car market continues to thrive.
Based on results, which are preliminary in some cases, passenger vehicle sales for the global new car market in September were up around 4.7% from the year before.
Funding of £5.4 million awarded today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will help six UK automotive suppliers win new business and close the skills gap.