Key sector

Manufacturing and Engineering

Key Sector - Manufacturing and Engineering

Manufacturing has traditionally been a significant employer in the East Riding with almost a third of all employment in this industry classified as ‘Advanced Manufacturing’, which is associated with more innovative technological processes, higher-skilled employment and improved earnings.

Siemens Mobility has started the construction of their £200m train manufacturing plant in Goole. The site, when fully completed, will employ up to 700 staff.


As part of the manufacturing and engineering sector, the East Riding also has a thriving chemicals cluster which encompasses expertise in personal care, agro-chemicals, fine chemicals, paint and coatings, surface treatments, speciality chemicals and inorganic and organic commodities.

Companies active locally include Croda, Air Products, Ineos, Nippon Gohsei, and Tricoya.

The area has specialist manufacturing sectors with the East Riding and Hull having the largest concentration of caravan and mobile home manufacturers in the country - 90% of the static caravan and lodge manufacturing undertaken in the area!


90% of the UK's static caravan and lodge manufacturing is undertaken in the area.