More than 40 companies manufacture vehicles in the UK, ranging from global volume car, van, truck and bus builders to specialist niche makers.
Over one million cars and commercial vehicles are produced each year, plus two million engines.
Altogether the automotive industry in the UK generates around £50bn of turnover and adds £10bn to the UK economy.
For more on manufacturing in the UK visit the Interactive UK map to see the breadth of manufacturing specialists with a base in the UK and details of what they do. See Invest in UK automotive and Why source in the UK? to find out why these companies choose the UK as a key manufacturing base.
Visit the Careers and Case studies sections for details on specialist recent projects undertaken in the UK and how to join this vibrant and exciting sector, specifically the following careers: Quality Manager and Manufacturing Engineer.