SMMT News UK Manufacturing

Business as usual for UK engine makers in August as summer shutdown ends

24 September 2015 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • UK engine output rises 15.8% in August, with 112,777 units produced.
  • Boost for home and export markets, with demand up 15.1% and 16.3% respectively.
  • Year-to-date volumes remain steady at 1,562,503, down 3.4% on 2014.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Engine manufacturing enjoyed a boost in August, as factories came back online following the traditional summer shutdown in July. A shift in holiday schedules meant the industry’s seasonal pause in production arrived a month earlier than usual, resulting in bigger fluctuations in output. However, with more than 1.5 million engines produced in the year-to-date, and significant investment in new plants set to be realised this autumn, the prospects for future month-on-month growth look promising.”


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