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UK automotive sector is driving force for UK manufacturing

Staff writer ▼ | January 8, 2016
UK government partnership with the automotive industry has created or protected 15,000 jobs and attracted over £1 billion of foreign investment.
UK automotive sector
Auto industry   Automotive Investment Organisation
The government’s partnership with the automotive industry, the Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO), has created or protected 15,000 jobs in the auto sector 3 months ahead of its March 2016 target.

Since the AIO was established in June 2013, the AIO has attracted over £1 billion of foreign investment into the UK auto sector and supported over 250 projects.

The AIO has created a network of leading industry professionals and government expertise to identify specific growth opportunities in the UK automotive supply chain.

As a result, the amount of British-made components being used by car manufacturers in the UK has increased to 41% in 2015, from 36% in 2011.