UK engine production boost | Industry - Car News Oct 2017

INDUSTRY

15:58 Friday 27 Oct 2017

Some welcome good news for the British automotive manufacturing sector can be found in the latest engine production figures.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have revealed that UK engine production rose by just under 4% last month, with 248,463 units produced. Domestic demand was up by more than 11% compared to September 2016, but it was the export market that account for the bulk of production. So far to date, UK engine production is up by 5% compared to 2016.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “UK engine manufacturing has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of long-term investment into R&D and plants. It’s pleasing to see production exceed the 2 million mark already but future success depends on strong demand at home and abroad. The European market, which is the destination for the majority of our engines, continues to grow so it’s important we maintain free and frictionless access.”

 

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