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UK engine manufacturing boosts automotive production

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the Department of Trade and Industry have today published a joint study into the UK’s automotive engine industry.

According to the study over three million engines are produced annually in the UK, a 29% increase since 1999.

Annual exports have reached nearly £800m a year.

Trade and Industry Minister, Alun Michael MP, says: “The automotive engine sector is an undoubted success story of UK manufacturing and this study shows a buoyant industry that can look to the future with confidence.”

Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive, says: “In the last five years, the UK has emerged as a world force in engine production with three million units leaving UK-based factories this year.

This report is our opportunity to reflect on this success story and to send a clear message to the rest of the world; we are leading the world in engine design, production and development.”

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