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NAA News: STRIVE Project To Drive A Manufacturing ‘Step Change’

Northwest based organisations, Northwest Automotive Alliance (NAA), Bentley Motors Ltd, Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool), Optis SAS, Icona Solutions Ltd and DNA-Agile Group Ltd have been awarded funding of £1.95million from the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) to create a new ‘digital’ supply chain for the UK automotive sector. Link to: NAA News: […]

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Bentley’s Michael Hawes to join SMMT as its new Chief Executive

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the organisation representing the UK automotive industry, has announced that Bentley Motors’ Michael Hawes will be joining as its new Chief Executive in the early Autumn. Mike will lead the executive team that will promote the interests and successes of the UK motor industry and help address the […]

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SMMT Event: Automechanika Shanghai – 10-13 December 2013

SMMT is organising the UK pavilion at Automechanika Shanghai, the leading showcase event for reaching automotive markets in Asia, for the second year running. Link to Automechanika Shanghai

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Ultra-low emission vehicles market an ‘unmissable window of opportunity’ for UK auto business

A leading ‘think-tank’ says that the market for ultra-low emission vehicles presents an ‘unmissable window of opportunity for the British automotive industry’. The Institute for Public Policy Research’s (IPPR) report presents a roadmap for how Britain can both win a greater share of the international market and develop domestic demand for ULEVs. It explains how […]

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AlixPartners Global Automotive Review and Outlook 2013

The most profitable automotive players extend their lead; value and premium segments gain market shares at expense of volume segment; an alarming 58% of European plants are operating below break-even level in 2013, a sharp rise of 50% within just two years. Global industry forecast demonstrates a “three-speed world” BRIC countries and recovering US market […]

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