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    NAA Update: More important dates for your diary – including the 2014 NAA Annual Awards Dinner

    I am sitting writing this with the sun pouring into the window and it helps everyone feel more positive and motivated; which is exactly where we should be compared to five years ago. The statistics in the industry continue to grow and impress.  Recently I have been quite surprised by the number of people who […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Funding available for projects is now close to allocation

    The year seems to be flying by and we’re already heading towards the end of quarter one of 2014. The number of Business Excellence members currently stands at 124, and 96 projects are being supported. With a target of 133 members, we’re now in the final month or two of membership registration. It’s a very […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Paul Clarke, Managing Director, Automotive Comms – and the NAA newsletter Editor

    This is your chance to find out more about Paul Clarke, who runs Automotive Comms and Green Car Guide, and produces your NAA newsletter every month. Name Paul Clarke Company Automotive Comms Position Managing Director Apart from that Also run the (recently re-launched) website Member of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Member of the […]

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    NAA BE Member Company Profile: EA Technology

    EA Technology is a global, independent provider of end-to-end power engineering solutions, supporting customers in managing and operating electrical assets reliably, safely and efficiently. The company is also the project lead for My Electric Avenue, an innovative project that is providing a solution to the potential impact that the recharging of electric vehicles (EVs) may […]

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    NAA BE Member Company Profile: Fibet (UK) Ltd

    Fibet (UK) Ltd is part of a large privately-owned Italian Group focused on the manufacture of a significant range of anti-vibration and isolation mounts for a wide range of disparate market sectors. The Fibet Group was formed in 1952 to support the automotive industry with the development and manufacture of rubber-to-metal bonded parts and other […]

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    Event Review: Business Excellence Member Networking Event – Mini Gears, 18 February 2014

    Last month, NAA Business Excellence members enjoyed a tour of Mini Gears and were treated to an excellent presentation from the company’s chairman, Paul Darwent. To our knowledge, Mini Gears is the second NAA company that started off in a garage and has grown to a turnover of around £10 million. Mini Gears started off […]

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    Event Review: SMMT SME Support Roadshow, 5 March 2014

    Wednesday 5 March saw the return of the SMMT’s SME Support Roadshow for the North West, which was a joint event between SMMT, NAA and Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub. The event included presentations from the SMMT, NAA, BIS, UKTI, Industry Forum, Greater Manchester Growth Hub, MAS and Access to Finance to raise awareness of […]

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    Event Review: Future Powertrain Conference, attended by Carol Holden

    I attended the inaugural Future Powertrain Conference 19-20 February at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull. The two days were full of technical presentations in two streams covering a multitude of subjects together with several keynote speakers. Jerry Hardcastle gave us an entertaining keynote speech on the Wednesday evening challenging us to whether there was a […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Member News: Torotrak awarded TSB grant to integrate KERS into a manual gearbox in Lotus-led consortium, and separate grant for Supply Chain Project

    Torotrak has been awarded a Technology Strategy Board grant to develop a new application of the Flybrid KERS technology for integration into a manual gearbox, in collaboration with lead technology partner Lotus Cars Limited The award has been made under the Technology Strategy Board’s Low Carbon Vehicles Integrated Delivery Programme 10: ‘Building an Automotive Supply […]

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    Industry/SMMT News: SMMT Compiles More Than 500 Top Facts About UK Automotive

    More than 500 of the hottest UK automotive facts have been compiled by the SMMT Over 30 manufacturers build 70+ models here, but where are they and what do they make? A total of 2.6 million new vehicles were registered in 2013, but which were the top models? There are more than 35 million vehicles […]

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