Today, UK automotive reported record turnover for the sector, up more than 12% to £55 billion, with exports at record levels and increased investment across the industry.
Posted 15:00 Thursday 28 June 2012
The latest exhibit on show at SMMT’s Westminster exhibition space is a celebration of Nissan’s manufacturing presence in the UK. The Sunderland Plant’s 25th anniversary was marked last year with a string of new UK car industry records. 480,485 vehicles rolled off the production line in 2011, the most ever produced by a car plant in the UK, while the number of jobs there also reached an all-time high, with 5,462 people directly employed on site.
Posted 9:28 Thursday 14 June 2012
UK automotive plants manufactured 141,146 cars in May, the month’s highest output since 2004.
Posted 0:01 Tuesday 12 June 2012
UK automotive manufacturers have set their sights on breaking all-time manufacturing records by the end of 2015. The confidence is fuelled by multi-billion pound investments committed to the country over the past 18 months that will see production expanded, new models introduced and thousands more people employed.
Posted 11:00 Thursday 7 June 2012
Business Secretary Vince Cable was at the Port of Southampton today to unveil a new multi-deck trade vehicle terminal, which will be able to meet extra demand for exporting British-built cars overseas.
Posted 10:00 Wednesday 6 June 2012
BMW Group is celebrating today as the three-millionth engine has been produced at its UK engine plant at Hams Hall, near Birmingham. The power unit – a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine – will be despatched to the MINI plant at Oxford, destined for a car to be built for the emerging Indian market.
Posted 10:00 Thursday 17 May 2012
Vauxhall today confirmed that it will invest £125 million to continue manufacturing at its Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, creating 700 new jobs.
Posted 10:00 Friday 11 May 2012
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that it will be spending an additional £1 billion with UK automotive suppliers over the next four years, thanks to continued global demand for the Range Rover Evoque. The company has already sold more than 60,000 Range Rover Evoque models globally.
Posted 11:39 Tuesday 13 December 2011
JCB, the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment, today announced plans for a new £31 million engine development project in the UK that will create around 350 jobs across its Midlands and Wales plants.
Posted 11:56 Friday 9 December 2011
Over the past 18 months, Vauxhall Motors has awarded more than €230m worth of contracts to UK suppliers, making a significant contribution to the UK economy, securing higher revenue, export value and employment within the automotive sector.