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    The Northern Automotive Industry

    The Industry in the North

    The North produces over 40% of the UK’s total car production. There are four global vehicle manufacturers located in the NAA region:

    Jaguar Land Rover (Halewood)

    Stellantis – Vauxhall (Ellesmere Port)

    Bentley Motors (Crewe)

    Leyland Trucks (Leyland)

    The Industry in the UK

    • At a glance – 7 major premium and sports car manufacturers, 4 mainstream car manufacturers, 10 engine manufacturers, 9 design centres, 22 R&D centres, 2,500+ suppliers.
    • In 2022, 775,014 cars, 101,600 commercial vehicles and 1.5 million engines were manufactured in the UK.
    • 8 out of every 10 cars produced in the UK are exported overseas, to 130 different markets.
    • The UK automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy worth more than £67 billion turnover, it adds £14.1 billion value to the UK economy.
    • With some 182,000 people employed directly in manufacturing and in excess of 780,000 across the wider automotive industry, it accounts for 10% of total UK export of goods, worth £32 billion, and invests £3 billion each year in automotive R&D.

    (2022 data, Source SMMT)

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham