SMMT News UK Manufacturing

Local sourcing drives UK engine manufacturing growth in October

23 November 2017 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • British engine production rises 14.7% in October to 263,141.
  • Production for UK up 26.3% to 126,626 units – the highest October for domestic output on record.
  • Exports also grow, with 136,515 engines shipped overseas – a 5.6% uplift.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

Today’s figures are further evidence of massive investment into UK engine R&D and production in recent years, allowing more British vehicle plants to source locally. However, for the sector to attract future investment and trade competitively with customers and suppliers across Europe – still its biggest market – government must act to safeguard the trading conditions we currently enjoy.


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