Whatever happened to the British Engineering Industry ?

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Re: Whatever happened to the British Engineering Industry ?

Post #31 by XS650 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:53 pm

According to wiki , which won't be to far away -

'In 2013 the UK was the 4th-largest exporter in the world'

Mind some others put us anywhere up to 10th, suppose it depends on criteria but we are still not doing too bad !


BTY the French state owned Electricity company EDF runs much of our privatised electricity industry. :dizzy:
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Post #32 by tctractors » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:52 pm

Mrsmackpaul, No I will stick to the script some, we kept our pound note we struggle to spend Scotish Pounds in our shops, you can use euro's in London a bit but London is full of people with odd looking passports.
I suppose it is true that the U.K. dropped the odd bit of the Commonwealth like a "Burnt Spud" the bit was Australia, I think the Queen was sick of all the "Anti" it was noted that the only Australians that were spotted at a bigish Royal wedding thrash of rescent times, seemed to be outside Buck-Pal looking through the railings, perhapse the invites to the heads were lost in the post or not R.S.V.P.eed fast enough?? after all it is a long way to travel for a booze up.

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Post #33 by Mrsmackpaul » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:55 pm

LOL its a funny old world tc
would you invite Australia to your wedding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_60FbgQYPo
my goodness Im almost emarrased to be an Australian theres a difference between having fun and been a knob luckly most of us arent like this

Craig on the morning news here a week or so ago the UK corrospondent was saying that the reason the UK took so long to recover from the GFC was because the UK dosnt export much anymore but they are finally climbing out of the doo doo employments back up wages are back to were they were before the GFC which is all good news. So I wonder what the wiki thingo is on about or maybe the UK news man ? What are the exports from the UK now ? I dont think its cars trucks tractors and that type of thing

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Re: Whatever happened to the British Engineering Industry ?

Post #34 by widget » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:31 am

Hi Paul

The company I work for are at the busiest its been for 10 years, we have had 12 months worth of orders for one design of our tow tractors in 3months!!
I have had to employ 2 more production engineers....lets hope it keeps up.

As for export...we export between 10 and 20% of our equipment, the trend fluctuates with the exchange rates. Much of which goes to airports and the oil industries.

Here's a link to the company and what we do.( note the LED lights which are Austrailian :thumbup: )

https://www.youtube.com/user/BradshawElectric

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Post #35 by Mrsmackpaul » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:08 pm

Well thats great news sounds like the news had it right for a change do you export to Australia the off road looking one looks the go for on my sugar cane farm I would be able to sneak up on all those feral dear that keep eating the sugar cane

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Post #36 by XS650 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:34 pm

Not sure what we export but a lot probably ends with the description ......... services !
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Re: Whatever happened to the British Engineering Industry ?

Post #37 by martyn williams » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:50 pm

I was called out to a loco on a train last week in Didcot, the trains load consisted of 50 new white range rovers destined for Oz via Southampton docks.
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Post #38 by Mrsmackpaul » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:11 am

forgot about range rover landrover jag and ????????????

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Post #39 by XS650 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:38 am

Sailed out of Southampton a few times and the export dock there is usually full of new JCB products, Jaguars , masses of new Land Rovers ( all except Defenders strangely ), Mini's , Transit's , CAT dumptrucks etc and an interesting variety of older trucks and plant . See the multi storey car parks here-
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Re: Whatever happened to the British Engineering Industry ?

Post #40 by TrevorJ » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:17 pm

Hmm :lol: the Defender and the common rail issue sort of killed any interest in my area, especially when "they" landed new owners with the "fix up" costs, (a couple of thousand and counting last time I chatted to a mechanic a couple of years ago who had only just bought one,) which from memory, I think was pretty much the company's doing and not the service agents in my locale.


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