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UK engine production slows in July due to annual summer shutdown

20 August 2015 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • Seasonal holiday and upgrade closures see UK engine output fall 10.2%.
  • Year-to-date performance steady at 1,449,726 units produced, down 4.2% on 2014.
  • Sector has bright future, with major investments set to be realised in the coming months.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Engine manufacturing was down in July 2015 compared to the same period last year, which is unsurprising as, in line with seasonal scheduling in the car production sector, changes to holiday patterns meant the traditional annual production line shutdown started earlier at some plants. The future remains bright for engine production, however, with almost 1.5 million engines built in the year to date, and significant investment which we should see results of in the coming months.”

Engines Jul 15


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