Original Equipment Manufacturers

The North East (NE) is home to five leading OEM's including Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Smith Electric Vehicle & Explorer, who are responsible for producing over 502,000 passenger cars and commercial vehicles & 6,400 non-highway vehicles.

The strength of the automotive sector in the North East come from this diversity of OEMs, ranging from a volume car manufacturer, to off highway vehicle manufacturers through to specialist caravan and motorhome builders and zero emission commercial electric vehicles manufacturers.

Nissan Manufacturing UK

  • 8m cars since the launch in 1986
  • Invested £3.5bn
  • Accounts for 1/3rd of all UK car production
  • Exports to more than 130 markets
  • Renault Nissan Alliance makes 2.6 million vehicles