The automotive industry is committed to growing the UK supply-chain as it seeks to adopt "local sourcing" of components for the six mainstream car manufacturers; four commercial vehicle manufacturers; eight bus and coach makers, sixty specialist car manufacturers and nine engine manufacturers based in the UK. In 2017 the automotive manufacturing industry turned over £82 billion, invested £2.6 billion net capital and exported products worth £44 billion. The average UK content in British-built cars is 44% (up from 36% in 2011) and Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is perfectly positioned to serve the needs of automotive suppliers of which there are over 2,500 in the UK.

Michelin, JCB, Johnson Controls, Pirelli, Magna and Zytek Automotive are all located within the area, whilst Bentley Motors, General Motors, MG Motors, BMW, Aston Martin and Toyota are all within an hour’s drive.

Jaguar Land Rover's decision to locate its new Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) at i54 South Staffordshire is set to add further stimulus to the local automotive supply-chain, manufacturing and R&D. It is the first time that JLR has designed and specified a British production facility. Manufacturing a family of all-new low-emission 4-cylinder Jaguar Land Rover petrol and diesel engines, the EMC will supply the assembly plants just to the north and south of our area. JLR has placed its trust in the local workforce by investing more than £1 billion in the site that employs around 1,700 people.

Distance to Major Automotive OEMs

Bentley Motors (Crewe) 8 miles
Toyota (Burnaston) 14 miles
Jaguar Land Rover (Castle Bromwich) 22 miles
BMW (Hams Hall) 25 miles
Jaguar Land Rover (Halewood) 43 miles
General Motors (Ellesmere Port) 45 miles
BMW (Oxford) 92 miles
Honda (Swindon) 105 miles
Nissan (Sunderland) 180 miles

(Distance from nearest Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire road or motorway junction)

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