Many firms rely on industrial automation and control systems to operate efficiently and car manufacturers are no exception. Indeed, it seems as though they are using such resources to great effect.
Recently, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed that UK car production levels rose for the 13th consecutive month in July. Output was up 22.2 per cent in the month, and 15.1 per cent for the year-to-date.
Also, engine production rose by 0.3 per cent over the year, the organisation revealed.
In July, a total of 119,882 cars were made in British production facilities and, since the start of this year, more than 875,000 cars have rolled off productions lines. Of these, 719,804 were exported to foreign markets. This represents more than 80 per cent of the total.
Commenting on the statistics, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said: “Car manufacturing continued to perform well, with output up more than 22 per cent for the month and 15 per cent for the year-to-date.”
He added: “While uncertainty in Europe remains a challenge, the £6 billion investment committed to the UK in the last two years delivers long-term growth opportunities and the latest figures show that our products have enormous global appeal.”
By making the most of industrial automation and control systems, firms in the sector can help ensure they are able to achieve impressive results.
According to the SMMT, which exists to support and promote the interests of the UK automotive industry, around 1.5 million cars and commercial vehicles are produced each year in the country. These vehicles account for nine per cent of the UK’s total exports and the industry employs more than 700,000 people.
With an annual turnover of more than £40 billion, the sector is a major contributor to The UK’s economy, the organisation notes.