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    NAA Event Review: Members networking meeting, Vauxhall plant, Ellesmere Port, 17 April 2012

    The members’ networking meeting at Ellesmere Port’s Vauxhall plant was again very well attended, and it provided a fascinating insight into both the history of the factory and the challenges it has faced, and after a period of uncertainty the future of the plant has been secured. NAA members enjoyed a guided tour of the […]

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    NAA Update May 2012 – Carol Holden, CEO: New staff, new funding opportunities

    New project manager for the Higher Apprenticeship project; Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative & RGF round 3; Niche Vehicle Network: up to £150k of grant funding; Business Excellence Networking event; Industry Forum visit to Japan New project manager for the Higher Apprenticeship project Firstly I am pleased to announce that we have a new part-time […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Funding Available, Case Studies Commissioned, New Members, Events

    The Business Excellence Programme technical consultancy and mentoring project fund aims to help automotive companies make business improvements that will help them to remain competitive and grow, and the NAA contributes 35% of costs up to £10,000 In November, I launched the Business Excellence Programme technical consultancy and mentoring project fund, for which the NAA […]

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    Company Profile: Briggs Automotive Company Ltd

    One of the most exciting and unique new cars to appear over recent years is the BAC Mono, and the company that produces it, Cheshire-based Briggs Automotive Company Ltd – now a Northwest Automotive Alliance member – is looking for suppliers in the region to work with them to help with expansion plans. The BAC […]

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    JLR commits extra £1 billion to UK suppliers – and creates 300 jobs

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to spend an additional £1 billion with UK suppliers over the next four years thanks to continued global demand for the Range Rover Evoque. The company also confirmed that a new logistics facility in Ellesmere Port will open this summer, managed by JLR’s logistics provider, DHL. This purpose-built automotive logistics […]

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    Do you know a haulage company that wants to take part in the Low Carbon Truck demonstration trial?

    The Technology Strategy Board and the Department for Transport (DfT) are to invest £9.5m to encourage and assist UK road-haulage operators to buy and use low carbon medium and heavy-goods vehicles. If you know of a company to whom this is relevant and they are uncertain or want help in applying then please contact the […]

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    SMMT launches 2012 Award for Automotive Innovation

    The SMMT has launched its third Award for Automotive Innovation, sponsored by GKN Driveline and supported by The Times. The Award is an ideal opportunity for UK-focused companies, teams and individuals to be recognised nationally for their ingenuity and excellence in automotive innovation The Award will be presented at the SMMT Annual Dinner in November […]

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    Event review: LowCVP Conference 2012; From low to ultra-low emission vehicles – a business opportunity

    The official strapline of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) Conference 2012 that took place on 10 May was ‘Low Carbon Road Transport: Moving to Maturity’; in real terms the content was all about how we make the transition from low to ultra-low carbon vehicles LowCVP Conference 2012 keynote speech: Rt Hon Justine Greening MP […]

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