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    NAA Update: NAA exhibitors enjoy another successful year at the Low Carbon Vehicle Event, the NAA Awards Dinner is approaching, and funding is available!

    The NAA had a stand again this year at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event – our exhibitors have given very positive feedback about the show and they even appear on a video by TV personality Robert Llewellyn; the 2014 NAA Awards Dinner is fast approaching, so if you want to attend, please book a […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Graham Balshaw, Managing Director, Assembly Solutions

    Graham Balshaw, Managing Director of Assembly Solutions, may be found cycling around Bolton when not managing the production of complex wiring looms Name Graham Balshaw Company Assembly Solutions Ltd. Position Managing Director Association with NAA First joined NAA in 1998-ish Personal Married, 3 children, play golf, squash, cycling (photo is of cycling in France with […]

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    NAA Member Profile: Assembly Solutions

    Assembly Solutions Ltd (ASL) manufactures electrical cable assemblies, control panels, wiring looms and harnesses. The company offers a diverse range of products from simple wire and cable preparation to highly complex wiring harnesses and full equipment build ASL carries out contract manufacturing, and automotive represents a growing proportion of the company’s business. ASL has operated […]

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    Event review: The NAA at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2014

    The NAA once again took a stand at the UK’s leading low carbon vehicle show, Cenex LCV2014, on 10/11 September 2014, at Millbrook Proving Ground. The companies exhibiting on the NAA stand are even featured on a video of the event produced by TV presenter Robert Llewellyn in conjunction with LCV media partner Green Car […]

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    NAA member news: NAA member BAC builds and hands over Mono to new owner as part of IFB

    The International Festival for Business drew to a memorable close with the help of BAC, due to the company handing over a Mono which had been built near Liverpool’s Pier Head in full public view during the course of the IFB event The delighted new owner – Brazilian, Alexandre Gama – was presented with the […]

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    NAA member news: Electron Technical Solutions (ETS) achieves ISO 14001

    Back in 2012 the decision was taken to implement an environmental management system compliant with ISO 14001 by ETS, a company that spraypaints plastic substrates for the automotive industry, using largely robotic technology, but with some parts still painted manually Aside from the obvious environmental benefits, it was recognised that ISO 14001 is increasingly becoming […]

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    Collaborative R&D projects to encourage technologies for road-vehicles that will deliver significant reductions in CO2 emissions

    Integrated Delivery Programme (IDP) competition 11 The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £7m in collaborative R&D projects to encourage technologies for road-vehicles that will deliver significant reductions in CO2 emissions. The Technology Strategy Board is seeking proposals that have at their core either one or more of the following Automotive Council strategic […]

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    Introducing driverless cars to UK roads – collaborative R&D projects

    The Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, working in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board, are to invest up to £10m in collaborative R&D projects to research further how driverless cars can be integrated into everyday life in the UK. This competition is part of the Government’s commitment to build […]

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    Bentley becomes the first automotive manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction

    Bentley Motors has become the first automotive manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction. The certification was completed by the Carbon Trust, one of the world’s leading independent authorities on delivering carbon reduction and achieving greater resource efficiency. Bentley has now separately secured the Carbon Trust Standards […]

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    Crewe Wins New University Technical College (UTC)

    It has been announced that Crewe will be home to a new University Technical College. UTC Crewe, due to open in September 2016, is a major new investment in the educational offering in Crewe. This new college will offer an exciting and inspiring education for young people seeking a pathway to employment and further education. […]

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