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Sigmatex awarded Government Funding to accelerate vehicle lightweighting through the use of composites

Sigmatex, the world’s leading independent converter of carbon fibre, has been awarded Government Funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) for a project that aims to produce higher volumes of composites in the UK to accelerate vehicle lightweighting. The Sigmatex Lightweighting Excellence Programme (LX) has been awarded £3.8 million from the latest AMSCI […]

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Event review: Niche Vehicle Symposium

The keynote speaker at this year’s Niche Vehicle Symposium was Mark Gayton, Project Manager for the new McLaren 675LT, and his message was that McLaren wants to source more components from UK suppliers. Mark Gayton, Project Manager at McLaren Automotive, gave the opening keynote address at this year’s Niche Vehicle Symposium held on 16 March […]

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Event review: SMMT Open Forum

The NAA attended the recent SMMT Open Forum event in Leicester, which provided an industry update as well as an insight into what lies ahead for the future of the UK automotive; here are some of the key points from the day’s busy schedule. Summary of key points includes: UK automotive industry overview Automotive Investment […]

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LowCVP announces call for nominations for Low Carbon Champions Awards 2015

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced a call for nominations from organisations that have made a real difference in the area of low carbon road transport. There are seven Award categories, covering areas ranging from cars to innovation, from fuels to publications, and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner taking […]

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Future electric vehicle battery production – invitation to partner

The University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering is leading an industrial consortium bidding for funding to develop an innovative pilot production line for complete ULEV battery production. The pilot line will produce a variety of different battery types and will provide know-how for scale-up for future high-volume production. The venture will deploy small batches of […]

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