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    Manufacturing 2015 – The North West Review

    Squire Patton Boggs and joined forces on a survey into the manufacturing sector to give North West manufacturers a voice and have their say on the big issues facing their businesses. NAA Chief Executive Carol Holden OBE took part in a roundtable discussing the issues. Here’s a summary of the final report. There can […]

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    NAA Update: Celebrating the successes of the automotive industry in the North West

    Make sure that you’re at the NAA 2015 Awards Dinner to celebrate the region’s success and witness announcements in person… I hope that you’re all getting your glad-rags ready for the 2015 Annual Dinner on 12th November, I’m really looking forward to the event as it has become the day in the year where we […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Andy Graveson, Automotive Team Manager GB, Festo Ltd

    Find out more about Andy Graveson, Automotive Team Manager GB, Festo Ltd; the photo may give away one of Andy’s main hobbies… Name Andy Graveson Company Festo Ltd Position Automotive team manager, GB Apart from that Also members of the NEAA Association with NAA Members for 3 years Why did you join the NAA? Starting […]

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    NAA Awards Dinner 2015 – last chance to book tickets

    Have you booked a table yet for the NAA Awards Dinner on 12 November 2015 at The Mere Hotel in Cheshire? If not, then do this today, because the event is looking to be a bumper evening with over 250 tickets already sold or reserved. We currently have two speakers, our chairman Michael Straughan (Member […]

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    NAA Member Company News: CSA Group Opens a Comprehensive Transportation Laboratory in Leyland

    CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and leading standards development organisation, has opened an updated laboratory for testing and certification of equipment used in transportation. Utilising the latest technology, the laboratory is one of the most comprehensive transportation testing facilities in Europe… The Leyland facility offers structural, NVH, whole vehicle, powertrain, […]

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    NAA Event Review: Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood, 14 October 2015

    The recent NAA tour of Jaguar Land Rover’s production facility at Halewood was fully subscribed within just a few hours of the email going out; here’s a summary of what NAA members experienced… NAA visitors looked at the layout of the 3.5-mile trim and final line and discussed how JLR uses a barcode system to […]

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    Event Review: SMMT Open Forum, 15 October 2015, Solihull

    The NAA exhibited at the SMMT Open Forum event at Cranmore Park in Solihull, when opportunities presented by connected and autonomous vehicles, and evolution of the supply chain, were two of the main subjects explored… A day of debate and networking for around 400 UK automotive supply chain delegates, the event featured talks from Mike […]

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    SMMT international events for 2015/16

    SEMA, Las Vegas, USA, 3-6 November 2015 The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. The SEMA Show is a trade-only event and not open to the general public. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries for […]

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    Niche Feasibility Competition

    The Niche Vehicle Feasibility Competition is providing grants of up to £9,000 aimed at industry-led projects focussing on catalysing innovative niche vehicle technologies through the undertaking of initial desktop research activities. The Feasibility Competition focuses on technologies applicable to non-human powered, road-going niche vehicles, within the following categories: Improved Fuel Efficiency & CO2 Reduction Weight […]

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    UK Automotive Industry Motoring Towards Record Vehicle Production In 2020, Finds New Forecast Report

    Annual production to hit all-time record of two million vehicles in 2020, beating former 1970s high. Sector growth could create 37,500 new UK jobs by 2020, with supply chain providing lion’s share. UK is EU’s second-biggest maker of premium cars and greater shift to premium production expected. The UK automotive industry is on course to […]

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