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The automobile industry in Europe - an industry with strength and breadth
The auto sector is often credited as the engine room of Europe. The European Union is the homeland to a competitive and innovative automotive industry that generates activity throughout the economy – from materials and parts supply, to R&D and manufacturing, to sales and after-sales services.
Manufacturers have trained and developed a highly-skilled workforce, producing quality products for home and international markets. Vehicle manufacturing supports over 2 million European jobs with an additional 10 million citizens employed in associated industries. Exports are valued at over €70 billion annually.
The automotive industry has also established itself as a partner in sustainability. Technological advances have brought real solutions, driving down harmful emissions from industry products and production sites. Manufacturers have spearheaded significant improvements in vehicle safety and embraced social responsibility goals. Annually, the industry invests €20 billion in R&D, more than any other private sector. Its drive towards sustainable mobility remains an ongoing commitment.
Fifteen international players
BMW Group, DAF Trucks , Daimler, FIAT Group, Ford of Europe, General Motors Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge, Porsche, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Scania, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen and Volvo Group
The backbone of Europe's manufacturing base
Over 250 plants in 18 EU countries
A supply chain involving metals, plastics, chemicals, textiles and electric & electronic systems
A key source of skilled employment
12 million direct and indirect jobs
A leading force of innovation
Yearly investments of €20 billion in R&D
A formidable export sector
The world’s largest vehicle producer
Over €40 billion in net trade contribution
A major source of government income
Vehicle taxes generate more than €400 billion in government revenues
- Full Industry Report - large file
- Leaflet: Automobile & Society – State of Affairs, Priorities for the Future
- ACEA pocket guide & key figures 2010
Previous industry reports
Market & Economy
- Diesel Emissions Conference, & Adblue Forum 2013 Europe, 18-20 June 2013. ACEA members get a 20% discount on the registration fee.
Recent and Past Events
- ACEA Annual Transport Policy Event 2012: How Can Policy Reflect Changing Transport Demands? 6 December 2012,Brussels. Click here for more...
- Our Future Mobility Now "Innovation for Europe, Skills for the Future" Roundtable 10 October 2012. Click here for more...