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    NAA Update: Season’s Greetings from the Northern Automotive Alliance

    The Annual Dinner has come and gone, but the diary is already looking very busy for January and further into 2016, so it must be the time for the last newsletter of the year – I cannot believe how rapidly the years fly past!… Amidst a time of change with the demise of the Business […]

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    NAA Member Company Profile: Drive Development Solutions Ltd

    Drive Development Solutions provides a Learning & Development consultancy service to the global automotive industry… The company’s vision is to ensure that the sector has a highly skilled, competent and professional workforce that is able to keep pace with the higher demands of the modern customer, new technologies and a changing marketplace. It does this […]

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    NAA Member Company News: BAC launches new Hong Kong showroom

    Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) opened its brand new Hong Kong showroom on 27th November, in direct response to growing customer demand in Far East Asia… Read more Based at the Nan Fung Commercial Centre in Kowloon Bay, the showroom has already had fantastic success, with BAC selling eight of the annual allocation of 12 vehicles […]

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    NAA Member Company News: Movetech UK moves forward with major site redevelopments

    Movetech UK (part of the British Turntable Group) has successfully had its building plans approved for a brand new £500,000 redevelopment scheme at its head office site on Emblem Street in Bolton, Greater Manchester… The planning application for the new manufacturing and headquarters facility was presented to Bolton Council earlier this year and has recently […]

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    NAA Member Company News: First Bentley Bentayga rolls off the production line

    The very first production Bentley Bentayga, the catalyst for one of the biggest investment programmes in the company’s history, has left the assembly line at Bentley’s iconic headquarters in Crewe… Four years on from the initial concept stage, during which time over 1,500 UK jobs have been created, the car – part of an £840 […]

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    NAA Member Company News: Vauxhall enjoys success at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2015

    Two of Vauxhall’s apprentices have received accolades at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2015… The North West regional winners of the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards were announced at a Celebration Lunch on 18 November 2015 at the A J Bell Stadium, Manchester. Hosted by BBC presenter, Wendy Gibson, the event celebrated the very best of […]

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    NAA Member Company News: DAF Trucks celebrates 400,000 commercial vehicles produced at Leyland assembly plant

    CV sector showcases successful British manufacturing, courtesy of DAF Trucks and Vauxhall… The phrase “we don’t make stuff here anymore” is often bandied around in relation to UK manufacturing – but nothing could be further from the truth, especially when it comes to the automotive industry. The commercial vehicle sector has provided a timely reminder […]

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    NAA Event Review: Networking meeting at Kawasaki Robotics, also with presentations from Servispart Consulting and Autodesk

    The NAA offers members exclusive opportunities to visit companies involved in the automotive industry, with the most recent event allowing attendees to ‘meet the robots’ at Kawasaki in Warrington… NAA members recently had the opportunity to ‘meet the robots’ at Kawasaki in Warrington. Before seeing the robots in action in the factory, a presentation enlightened […]

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    Event Review: My Electric Avenue Finale Event reveals how local electricity networks can cope with charging clusters of electric vehicles

    NAA member EA Technology hosted a ‘Finale’ event for its three-year My Electric Avenue project at the IMechE in London on 3 December 2015, revealing its final results, including that across Britain 32% of local electricity networks (312,000 circuits) will require intervention when 40% – 70% of customers have EVs, and that new technology could […]

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    Become a NWED 2016 Sponsor: 23 June 2016

    Want to get more involved in the 2016 National Women in Engineering Day and help ensure that we reach even more girls and women in engineering? As a non-profit charity, NWED relies solely on grants and generous donations to operate NWED and get more girls and women into engineering. NWED was launched by WES in […]

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