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In the Driving Seat: Sami Falou, Assistant Director, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – BIS North West

Sami Falou, Assistant Director, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – BIS North West, has a background of working with Unilever brands around the world, which has provided valuable experience for Sami’s current role of leading on NW manufacturing to help improve the competitiveness of the sector. Name Sami Falou Company Department for Business, Innovation […]

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NAA Member Company Profile: Juno Racing Cars

Juno Racing Cars is a race constructor based in Leyland, Lancashire, established in 1999 by ex-Williams F1 design engineer Ewan Baldry. Juno recently won the contract to supply Silverstone with a new passenger ride experience car. The car, which has the look of a Formula 1 car, will be used to give members of the […]

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Business Excellence Member News: Futaba-Tenneco wins Major Award from Toyota

Futaba-Tenneco has won the Toyota Supplier Award for Achievement in Project Management for 2012, for introducing the tools, fixtures and assembly robots for the new Toyota Auris and the Hybrid version, as well as training most of the workforce in the new products. Burnley-based Futaba-Tenneco beat off the challenge from over 200 suppliers throughout Europe […]

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Funding News: The Niche Vehicle R&D Competition is now open; forms can be requested until 3 June

The Niche Vehicle R&D Competition is providing a grant pot of up to £1.35m for niche vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and technology organisations who wish to collaborate on innovative, industry-led projects focussing on developing and demonstrating vehicle or system level road-vehicle technology in the categories of Improved Fuel Efficiency & Carbon Reduction and Weight Reduction & […]

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Event Review: Electric Vehicle Conference – Are electric vehicles practical as fleet cars?

Are electric vehicles taking off as company fleet cars? If so, why? If not, why not? Here’s a summary of the Electric Vehicles Conference that took place in London on 30 April 2013. Key points from the Electric Vehicles Conference: Initial findings of Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator Programme show positive view of EVs EVs […]

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