Original Equipment Manufacturers

The North East is home to five leading OEM's including Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Erwin Hymer Group and Cummins, who are responsible for producing over 502,000 passenger cars and commercial vehicles, 6,400 non-highway vehicles, over 325,000 engines and 20% of all Electric Vehicle production across Europe.

The strength of the automotive sector in the North East comes from this diversity of OEMs, ranging from a volume car manufacturer, to off highway vehicle manufacturers through to engine 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