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    NAA Update: More Awards success for the North West, and NAA Business Excellence funding needs to be used up!

    Torotrak wins the 2014 SMMT Automotive Innovation Award, Michael Straughan and Richard Else make it into the Top 100 People in Manufacturing, JLR employee wins a Pride of Merseyside Fundraising Award, and if you want to win an NAA Business Excellence Award next year, then the funding is about to run out It doesn’t feel […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Kathrin Hueppe, Technical Director, Formel D UK

    It sounds like Kathrin Hueppe, Technical Director, Formel D UK, puts as much energy into business as she does into running Name Kathrin Hueppe Company Formel D UK Position Technical Director Apart from that Member of SMMT Association with NAA Been a member of NAA for a year now since January 2014 and our common […]

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    NAA Member Company Profile: Formel D UK

    Formel D UK is part of the larger Formel D Group which specialises in premium service provision to the automobile and supplier industry Having been the first foreign location of the Formel D Group, Formel D UK has gone from strength to strength by delivering requirement-oriented services through developing market-leading concepts and solutions which are […]

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    Business Excellence Networking Event Review: NGF EUROPE, 3 December 2014

    NAA and Business Excellence members enjoyed another unique ‘behind the scenes’ tour in December, this time of the world’s leading High Tensile Strength (HTS) Fibre Forming facility at NGF EUROPE in St Helens. The tour was followed by a number of presentations about funding, including how NGF EUROPE accessed AMSCI support to build its facility […]

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    Business Excellence Member News: Torotrak wins SMMT Award

    The 2014 SMMT Award for Automotive Innovation has been won by Torotrak plc for its Flybrid mechanical flywheel hybrid system. The award, supported by GKN and The Times, recognises UK-developed automotive technologies that have ‘the potential to leave a lasting impression on the whole automotive industry for years to come’… Read more Torotrak’s technology joins […]

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    Multi-Million Pound Site Expansion Brings New Jobs to Bentley

    Bentley has announced the latest phase in the biggest site development in the company’s history. A further £40 million investment will expand its headquarters in Crewe, with a new research and development centre, creating over 300 jobs in the process. This move was welcomed by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, who visited Bentley. The […]

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    Jaguar Land Rover is partner in ‘UK Autodrive’, winner of competition to develop £multi-million project to integrate driverless cars into everyday life

    Innovate UK has announced that ‘UK Autodrive’, a consortium of forward thinking local authorities, the UK’s leading technology and automotive businesses and academic institutions, has won the UK Government’s £10m ‘Introducing Driverless Cars’ competition. The aim of the project is to establish the UK as a global hub for the development of autonomous vehicle technologies […]

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    FutureRailway announces £4.4 million Powertrain competition

    FutureRailway has launched a 100% funded £4.4m competition on Powertrains for Rail Vehicles. The competition is seeking novel technical solutions that can provide improved energy efficiencies for self-powered vehicles. The competition scope includes whole powertrain solutions and powertrain sub-system innovations. The competition will include two feasibility and demonstration phases with successful applicants funded to carry […]

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    Solve a metallurgical-based problem which is having an impact on your business – for FREE

    The Universities of Sheffield and Manchester are offering an SME industrial two-week project which provides a team of Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (AMSCDT) students an opportunity to work on a real-world project proposed by a sponsor from industry. The aim is two-fold. Firstly, to help businesses solve a metallurgical-based problem which is […]

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    High value industries converge at record attended Advanced Engineering UK 2014

    Multiple advanced engineering and technology sectors within the UK’s advanced engineering and high value manufacturing community converged in record numbers again at the NEC Birmingham (Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th November 2014), at Advanced Engineering UK 2014 comprising the Aero Engineering Show 2014, Composites Engineering Show 2014, Automotive Engineering Show 2014, Auto Electronics 2014 and […]

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