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    Vauxhall Confirms Strong Retail Performance in 2011

    Vauxhall grew its overall retail market share to an impressive 9.12% over the last year securing once again its number 2 position in the market and closing the gap to the car retail top spot by 3.11ppts in the second half of the year. Vauxhall’s particularly strong second half car retail performance follows the introduction […]

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    NAA Update January 2012 – Carol Holden, CEO

    New Year, new start – learn about automotive business opportunities in this newsletter every month, and network with fellow members at various NAA events planned for the year Happy New Year! I write this while preparing to travel to India for AutoExpo 2012 and the mission to Pune and I wonder what the year ahead […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update

    Since the Mentoring and Technical support competition was launched just 3 months ago, 18 projects have been approved, with a total project value of £265,000. There are a further 9 projects in the pipeline, with a total value of £224k, and only 5 slots for potential member companies remain Firstly, on behalf of the NAA’s […]

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    In the Driving Seat – Peter Hammond, MD, Auto Marine Cables, and Director, NAA

    You may know Peter Hammond as the MD of Auto Marine Cables and as Director of the NAA, but we now know he’d really prefer to be driving a Ferrari around the Nurburgring Name Peter Hammond Company Auto Marine Cables Limited Position Managing Director Apart from that Member of the Manufacturing Institute Association with NAA […]

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    Training: Lean Learning Academy at Halewood

    The Jaguar Land Rover Lean Learning Academy, based at Halewood Operations in Merseyside, teaches Lean Leadership skills and techniques to Supervisors, Engineers and Managers from Jaguar Land Rover, automotive industry suppliers and other manufacturers. During the course, delegates learn how to deploy lean tools to eliminate waste and continuously improve manufacturing processes. Halewood Operations is […]

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    UKTI business opportunity: Mexico – Advanced Technologies for Hybrid Buses

    A Mexican bus company is seeking suppliers of automotive low carbon and hybrid technologies as part of development of a new hybrid diesel-electric bus A Mexican bus company and University are working together to develop a hybrid diesel-electric bus. The project is being funded by the FIT (Fondo de Innovación Tecnológica), a trust created by […]

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    UKTI: Business opportunities in Brazil and Mexico

    A Brazilian company is looking for UK manufacturers from the Aerospace and Automotive sectors who are interested in partners for the Brazilian market; and a Mexican company that develops and implements predictive maintenance of industrial equipment and machinery is looking for suppliers and new specialised industrial automation products Brazil – Company Interested in Partnering With […]

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    Event review: SMMT Webinar – Vehicle Production Outlook and Economic Forecast, 8 December 2011

    Despite the UK and European economies continuing to face challenges, the automotive industry is enjoying robust demand from China, Russia, Brazil and other emerging markets, and this is yet to show signs of slowing, but the real recovery in production will be seen from 2013 – driven by major new model programmes and rising demand […]

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    Call for partners: Expertise sought in areas including aluminium pressing and injection moulding

    Ventive Ltd has developed a passive heat-recovery ventilation system for retrofitting into the built environment and to take this product to market the company is now looking for partners that can assist in mass manufacturing of the product or individual components Ventive Ltd has developed a passive heat-recovery ventilation system for retrofitting into the built […]

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