New Automotive Council report reveals depth of skills shortage facing the sector. Up to 5,000 current vacancies in the automotive industry causing significant impact on business operations. Groundbreaking new Automotive Council report sets out skills requirements for UK automotive sector, with engineers most difficult to recruit. UK automotive industry workforce now the most productive in
British auto manufacturers are in the market for new car part suppliers to service the growing demand for UK automobiles. The UK is now the fastest growing automotive manufacturer in Europe with more than 1.6m vehicles rolling off the production line in 2015, the highest in over a decade.
After a record 2015, registrations of vans in the UK levelled off in January with a 4.3% fall in demand compared with the same month last year, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The UK’s new car market got off to a positive start in January, with registrations climbing 2.9% compared with the same month in 2015 to reach an 11-year high of 169,678 units. January 2005 saw 181,474 new cars registered.
The British automotive industry has committed to helping thousands of consumers recycle their old vehicles with a free take-back service, designed to help owners whose brand may no longer sell in the UK.
UK car exports to India have more than trebled in the past five years, according to data released today ahead of Auto Expo 2016. In 2015, the UK exported 194.5% more cars to the region than in 2010, and 5.4% more than last year, putting India in the UK’s top 10 Asian export markets.
Demand for commercial vehicles rose in 2015, according to the latest registration figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). Registrations of new CVs were up 12.4% on 2014, making 2015 the third consecutive year of CV market growth.
SMMT launches case studies of member views on the importance of Britain’s EU membership to UK automotive. Six British firms explain why single market access, influencing EU legislation, access to funding and talent are so critical to growth. 92% of SMMT members say UK membership of a reformed European Union is best for their business.
Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – January 2016
Engine production steady in 2015 with 2,368,477 units manufactured, down 1.1% on 2014 Overseas demand upholds the market, with 64% – almost two thirds – of engines exported 152,212 engines produced in December down 4.4% on the same period in 2014 Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Whilst engine production remains steady in the UK,