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    NGF EUROPE’s unique cord wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation

    NGF EUROPE has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award comes in recognition of the design and manufacture of small filament diameter glass cords which, when coated in rubber latex in a novel chemical dipping process, are uniquely oil resistant and so capable of reinforcing timing belts which run in oil. This […]

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    NAA Update: Meeting Prince Charles at the Palace, recognition for the North West at the Niche Vehicle Network Conference, and much, much more

    It has been a very busy month for me, but without doubt the most memorable experience was on Friday 4 April when I had the privilege to go to Buckingham Palace for my investiture and receive my OBE from the Prince of Wales It was a very special day, shared with family and close friends […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update: Forthcoming events and please apply for funding for any projects now before it’s too late

    The number of Business Excellence members currently stands at 127, and 98 projects are being supported; therefore again we are getting closer to our target of 133 members and we are now in the final month of membership registration If you’re aware of any companies in your supply chain that could take advantage of becoming […]

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    NAA member news/event review: North West companies grab the headlines at the 2014 Niche Vehicle Network Symposium

    The Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) exists to support specialist automotive companies and projects rather than the mainstream manufacturers, and North West companies were out in force at this year’s NVN Symposium, with Oaktec’s Paul Andrews in particular being in the limelight thanks to his new engine design picking up a major award Many NAA member […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Frank Power, Director, Simmal

    You can read about Frank Power’s company Simmal in the article about the Niche Vehicle Network event, as it is supplying aluminium extrusions for Zenos, a new company developing a lightweight sports car – find out more about Frank here Name Frank Power Company Simmal Ltd Position Director Apart from that Bolton Manufacturers Group Association […]

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    NAA Event: Annual Awards Networking Dinner, Thursday 6 November 2014, Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Knutsford

    Bookings are now being taken for the region’s premier automotive networking event, the NAA Annual Awards Dinner, being held this year at a new, more central location, the Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Knutsford, on Thursday 6 November 2014 The Northwest Automotive Alliance 2014 Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony is the region’s only event of […]

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    Bentley News Highlights

    Bentley Motors has released the first picture of the Bentley SUV, due to hit roads in 2016. It will be the most luxurious and powerful SUV on the market, setting it apart from any other SUV, true to the brand hallmarks of luxury, performance, quality and craftsmanship. The SUV forms part of Bentley’s £800 million […]

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    £45 Million Invested in New Press Line at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood Operations

    Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium vehicles, has invested £45m in a new state-of-the-art servo press line at its Halewood Operations, near Liverpool, England. The new Servo stamping line, the first of its kind to be built in the UK, is 13 metres tall and over 85 metres long. It has a […]

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    Auto Industry Welcomes Manufacturing Focus Of Budget 2014

    The recent Budget delivered a series of key measures to support UK manufacturing as part of a balanced industrial strategy, taking steps to encourage investment and exports. Responding to the statement, SMMT Chief Executive Mike Hawes said, “The Chancellor’s focus on investment, exports and skills, as well as reducing energy costs for manufacturing, is welcomed […]

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