The UK’s reputation for advanced engineering and manufacturing is built on a supply chain of thousands of the world’s best companies.

Why choose the UK for engineering

A growing market
The UK has a thriving manufacturing industry, with investment in automation and technological advances adding £275bn to the national economy each year.

Research and development
The UK leads the way in innovative manufacturing – £14.5bn was invested in research and development in 2015, an annual rise of 4%.

Established supply chain
The UK’s advanced engineering industry has thousands of supply chain companies to deliver the precision products and specialist services needed.

Helping you buy from the UK

Flexible and competitive financing solutions from UK Export Finance (UKEF) make buying from the UK more attractive than ever.

As an international buyer you may want credit for the goods and services you purchase, while a UK exporter is likely to want payment on delivery.

A guarantee from UKEF gives international companies buying from the UK access to a competitive funding source that benefits from the UK’s credit rating.

UKEF has supported more than US$20bn of contracts in the last 5 years, in over 50 countries and in industries as diverse as healthcare, water, engineering, aerospace, oil and gas, construction and infrastructure.

With nearly 100 years of experience in helping overseas buyers, UKEF is the world’s oldest export credit agency.