Manufacturing and supply chain
Automotive is a key aspect of the overall UK manufacturing sector. Its activities encompass cars, vans, trucks, buses, coaches, trailers, engines and a varied array of vehicle components.
The automotive industry is a major location for foreign direct investment due to the advanced engineering, research and development needed to support automotive manufacturing.
More than 40 companies manufacture vehicles in the UK ranging from global volume car, van, truck and bus builders to specialist niche makers.