Sunderland is a manufacturing powerhouse with a global presence. Home to the UK’s biggest and most productive car plant, the city is a European centre for electric vehicle research and production, and expertise in advanced manufacturing extends across aerospace and turbo technologies.
In software and data technology Sunderland sustains innovative and ambitious companies, from gaming studios to online retail support.
Financial and customer services is a key sector, with blue-chip brands making repeat investments, benefitting from the city’s expert and loyal workforce.
Home to Nissan and Infiniti, Sunderland produces 0.5m cars each year, has tier one auto suppliers exporting worldwide, and a broad-based advanced manufacturing sector.
Sunderland is home to leading brands across banking, insurance and utilities, supporting national centres of excellence offering specialist business support services.