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    NAA Update: Help us design the future NAA offering – please take part in our survey

    The University of Liverpool and the NAA are jointly undertaking a study into NAA membership. We will be trying to understand which of our existing services you value, and what additional services may be of interest to you. Your feedback will help shape our future offering. As you are aware I finish each of these […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Business Excellence Extension – July 2013 to June 2015

    I am extremely pleased to inform you that after 15 months of hard work we have secured a £1.1 million extension to our Business Excellence Programme from the European Regional Development Fund. This extension will ensure that we can support automotive and related manufacturers to June 2015. I can’t thank you enough for all your […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Clare Farnworth, Director, Xemptor Consulting Limited

    When Clare Farnworth, Director, Xemptor Consulting Limited, isn’t purchasing and procuring, she can often be found on top of a hill in the Lake District. Name Clare Farnworth Company Xemptor Consulting Limited (Purchasing and Procurement Strategy & Operations) Position Director Apart from that A graduate member, Senior Assessor and Certification Advisory Board member for the […]

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    NAA Member Company Profile: Newgate Simms

    Newgate Simms specialises in synthetic lubricants and chemicals, working closely with partners in a number of niche applications – from combatting fretting corrosion in vehicle electrics, to extending the life of system-critical components and even eliminating interior trim ‘squeaks and rattles’ Chester-based Newgate Simms, a key automotive problem-solving partner and supplier for automotive engineers and […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Company News: Hylomar obtains TS 16949 certification

    Hylomar photo: The picture is from left to right, Ken Thompson – Technical Manager – Hylomar Ltd, Martin Andrews – NAA & Lee Kelly – Production Manager – Hylomar Ltd NAA member Hylomar Ltd, a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants for supply into the automotive industry, is pleased to announce that it has received TS 16949 certification. […]

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    NAA Event review: Members Networking Meeting, Leyland Trucks

    NAA members, along with some prospective member companies, enjoyed a tour of Leyland Trucks on 19 June 2013, with visitors being highly impressed by the size and quality of the facility. Leyland Trucks Ltd is one of Britain’s leading manufacturing companies and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PACCAR Inc. PACCAR is a global technology leader […]

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    Event Review: Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 2013

    The NAA and Automotive Comms shared the hosting of a table in ‘The Start’ hospitality facility at this year’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, and without exception, all the guests were blown away by what they saw at the event; here’s why. The 2013 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power was packed full of an amazingly diverse variety […]

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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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