Thursday, 21 June 2018

Buying British gathers pace

BRITISH cars are being made with more British-sourced components as the UK automotive industry's renaissance continues apace, research has revealed.

BRITISH cars are being made with more British-sourced components as the UK automotive industry's renaissance continues apace, research has revealed.

Figures from a new Automotive Council report show domestic component makers sold 19 per cent more products to UK vehicle producers last year than in 2013.

The figures are a step in the right direction for the UK automotive supply base.

Around one-third of the components in a UK-built car are domestically sourced today, compared to more than 90 per cent in the mid-Seventies.



However, vehicle manufacturing in the UK is undergoing a renaissance - British car production has increased by more than 50 per cent since 2009 - and this is creating new opportunities for domestic suppliers.



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