The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released UK engine manufacturing data for May 2020

The UK Auto builds figures showed 55,836 engines were built in May, skyrocketing from 830 units in April, but still down a staggering -75.0% on last year.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “As the world’s vehicle assembly lines start to roll again, it’s good to see the UK’s cutting-edge engine plants follow suit. However, subdued demand across key global markets means restart is tentative and it will be some time before full capacity resumes. Until then, to keep cash flowing and safeguard thousands of livelihoods, we need government to dig deeper to support the sector. Support now will pay dividends later, as a successful restart will provide the foundations for future growth.”

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