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    NAA Update: Business Excellence projects, TWISTER, Women In Engineering Day…

    Companies taking part in Business Excellence projects need to complete them on time; the NAA takes on the management of TWISTER, a new Innovate UK-funded project; book now for the NAA Awards Dinner; and what are you doing for Women In Engineering Day? Spring is well and truly here, my last article was written on […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Garry Wilson, Director – Business Development, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC)

    Anyone interested in the automotive industry, cars, rallying, and even more specifically, Metro 6R4s, should enjoy this month’s ‘In the Driving Seat’ feature about Garry Wilson, Director – Business Development, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) Name Garry Wilson Company Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) Position Director – Business Development Apart from that Business: Fellow of […]

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    NAA event review – Briggs Automotive Company

    The recent factory visit at Briggs Automotive Company, the home of the single-seater, road legal Mono supercar, proved to be another extremely popular NAA event; in addition to a presentation about the latest BAC company news, NAA delegates were treated to a thought-provoking presentation from Google, as well as a talk from Bentley. Neill Briggs, […]

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    NAA Annual Awards and Networking Dinner, Thursday 12 November 2015, The Mere Golf Resort & Spa Hotel, Knutsford

    Get the date in your diaries and your table booked for this year’s not-to-be-missed NAA Event! We’re expecting over 300 guests at the dinner, so get your table reservation in now and then all you need to do is decide who to invite to be part or your table! We are now opening the bookings […]

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    TWISTER is successful in gaining funding for titanium springs project

    A consortium pulled together by the NAA and led by Performance Springs has been successful in obtaining government funding through Innovate UK, for a collaborative research project for the development of titanium spring wire and high duty titanium spring applications for use in automotive lightweighting and engine efficiency. TWISTER (Titanium Wire for Innovative Spring Technologies […]

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    Sigmatex awarded Government Funding to accelerate vehicle lightweighting through the use of composites

    Sigmatex, the world’s leading independent converter of carbon fibre, has been awarded Government Funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) for a project that aims to produce higher volumes of composites in the UK to accelerate vehicle lightweighting. The Sigmatex Lightweighting Excellence Programme (LX) has been awarded £3.8 million from the latest AMSCI […]

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    Event review: Niche Vehicle Symposium

    The keynote speaker at this year’s Niche Vehicle Symposium was Mark Gayton, Project Manager for the new McLaren 675LT, and his message was that McLaren wants to source more components from UK suppliers. Mark Gayton, Project Manager at McLaren Automotive, gave the opening keynote address at this year’s Niche Vehicle Symposium held on 16 March […]

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    Event review: SMMT Open Forum

    The NAA attended the recent SMMT Open Forum event in Leicester, which provided an industry update as well as an insight into what lies ahead for the future of the UK automotive; here are some of the key points from the day’s busy schedule. Summary of key points includes: UK automotive industry overview Automotive Investment […]

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    LowCVP announces call for nominations for Low Carbon Champions Awards 2015

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced a call for nominations from organisations that have made a real difference in the area of low carbon road transport. There are seven Award categories, covering areas ranging from cars to innovation, from fuels to publications, and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner taking […]

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    Future electric vehicle battery production – invitation to partner

    The University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering is leading an industrial consortium bidding for funding to develop an innovative pilot production line for complete ULEV battery production. The pilot line will produce a variety of different battery types and will provide know-how for scale-up for future high-volume production. The venture will deploy small batches of […]

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