Made in China: automotive focus on a manufacturing superpower

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?

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Jaguar Land Rover opens £500m UK engine facility

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

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UK engine turnover set for £2.5bn surge in two years

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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New members – October 2014

Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – October 2014

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CV manufacturing output down but light at the end of the tunnel

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.

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First nine months mark six year car production high

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.

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