Slump in engine production “very worrying”, SMMT tells government


 

The SMMT has repeated its call for the government to step in and help the automotive sector after new figures revealed a 24% reduction in engine production last month compared to a Covid-impacted August 2020. Mike Hawes, SMMT CE, said it was “very worrying” that just 81,266 engines were made in UK factories in August, compared to 106,398 in the same month last year, when lockdowns and depressed global demand had stalled output. Demand from both domestic and export markets […]