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Industry news: Automotive Industrial Partnership update

The UK automotive industry is thriving. 2015 was the best year in a decade for car production with 1.59 million vehicles produced and volumes are forecast to reach an all-time record of 2 million by 2020. Ensuring the industry’s workforce can keep pace with this rapid growth and innovation has been a key objective of […]

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NAA Event Review: Celebrating 50 years at Mini Gears

Every NAA factory tour and networking meeting is unique and fascinating for its own reasons, but the recent visit to Mini Gears was all the more memorable due to the family-owned business having its 50th Birthday party on the same day as our event… Mini Gears Chairman Paul Darwent welcomed the NAA contingent to the […]

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NAA Event Review: Unique behind-the-scenes tour of Vodafone Automotive’s Secure Operating Centre

During the last month NAA members have visited Mini Gears, which was a highly enjoyable visit, but for something very different we’ve also been fortunate to have a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the Vodafone Automotive Secure Operating Centre (SOC) in Burnley, where visitors found out about the company’s activities in the area of the prevention […]

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SMMT International Events 2016/17

EVS29, Montreal – Electric vehicle technology 19 – 21 June Automechanika Frankfurt 13 – 17 September – see more details below Intelligent Transport Systems Congress, Melbourne 10 – 14 October Automechanika Shanghai 30 Nov – 3 Dec SIAT 2017 – Pune, India – Smart mobility 18 – 21 Jan 2017 ACMA Automechanika New Delhi – […]

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One every 16 seconds: British car manufacturing grows again in March, marking best Q1 since 2004

UK CAR MANUFACTURING (data for March and Q1 2016) ▪ UK car production grows 9.8% in March, with 159,074 cars built – one every 16 seconds. ▪ 443,581 cars made in the first quarter, rising 10.3% as productivity reaches record levels. ▪ Q1 demand up at home and abroad, with domestic output up 8% and […]

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