The effective use of new technology to improve both the manufacturing process and the finished products themselves will be crucial to the long term development of the industry, manufacturers have stressed. To read more click here
The UK automotive industry is on course to break manufacturing records by the end of the decade. To read more click here
FIGURES released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirm the the UK automotive industry is breaking new records.
SMMT’s 16th annual Sustainability Report reveals turnover hit an all-time high of £69.5bn in 2014. To read more click here
Aston Martin is understood to be eyeing a number of UK sites for a new factory to build its latest model. To read more click here
UK car production fell almost 3% in February although continuing strong demand from the home market helped to bolster the industry. To read more click here
Activity levels in the UK manufacturing sector picked up during February. To read more click here
The continuing strength of the UK new car market has been underlined with a 33rd consecutive month of growth in November. The new of new registrations was up 8% to 172,327 units. For more information click here.
New research from Business Birmingham has shown that there is an overwhelming willingness among automotive companies to bring production back to the UK.
However, many automotive companies are failing to reshore production because of engagement issues within the domestic supply chain. For more information click here.
The percentage of UK manufactured components going into British-made cars must increase, industry analysts have said. The amount of British-made components going into UK produced vehicles is only around 35%, much lower than in the rest of Europe. For more information click here.