UK engine manufacturing boosts automotive production

22 June 2005 #SMMT News

  • Over three million engines produced annually in UK
  • 29 per cent increase in UK engine output since 1999
  • Exports report year to date growth, to account for record share of total output

SMMT and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have today published a joint study into the UK’s automotive engine industry.

Trade and Industry Minister, Alun Michael MP, said, ‘The automotive engine sector is an undoubted success story of UK manufacturing and this study shows a buoyant industry that can look to the future with confidence.’

Commenting on today’s report, Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive said, ‘Truck, van and car production tend to steal the headlines when it comes to automotive manufacturing in the UK. However, in the last five years, the UK has emerged as a world force in engine production with three million units leaving UK-based factories this year. This report is our opportunity to reflect on this success story and to send a clear message to the rest of the world; we are leading the world in engine design, production and development.’

For the full report please click to download.


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