SMMT News UK Manufacturing

Record engine production in 2017 as demand grows, home and abroad

31 January 2018 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • British engine manufacturing rises 6.9% to all-time high of 2.7 million units in 2017.1
  • Home demand sees fastest growth – up 9.7%, while global demand rises to almost 1.5 million units.
  • UK engine manufacturing now worth £8.5bn, supporting 8,000 British jobs – 3,350 in diesel engine production alone.

UK engine manufacturing 2017

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

This record output is a vote of confidence in UK Automotive and our highly skilled workforce, producing advanced, low emission petrol and diesel engines. Huge investment in new facilities and technology has helped drive the sector’s reputation as a global centre of excellence in this field. We now look to government to create the conditions needed to continue this success. That includes supporting the UK market by encouraging the take up of low emission vehicles regardless of fuel type, and securing a Brexit transition deal to keep our trade with Europe and key international markets flowing freely.

Notes to editors

1 UK engine manufacturing records began in 2009

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