There’s an extra £3 billion ($4.7 billion) up for grabs in the U.K. automotive supply chain. A new survey by the Automotive Council shows the purchasing budget of 14 automobile, engine and construction-equipment makers that responded to the survey is £23.6 billion ($37 billion) this year, up from £20.6 billion ($37 billion) in 2011. The council says that with auto makers spending a third of this figure, £8.4 billion ($13.2 billion), on local suppliers and ...

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