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    NAA Update: Welcome to one of our biggest newsletters ever, and also to many new members from the North West and from Yorkshire & Humber

    Welcome to the April newsletter, which shows that there is a LOT of automotive activity, growth and good news in our region (please take the time to scan down this edition!), and a warm welcome to our new members since our last newsletter: GEFCO, KDAB (UK) Ltd, K&M Precision Engineering, MES (NW) Ltd, all from […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Ewan Baldry, Technical Director, Ginetta Cars

    Following the NAA’s recent visit to Ginetta, here’s your chance to find out more about Ewan Baldry, Technical Director, Ginetta Cars… Name Ewan Baldry Company Ginetta Cars Position Technical Director Apart from that Members of the Motorsport Industry Association (we won Business of the Year at their Awards in January) and Niche Vehicle Network Association […]

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    NAA member company profile: SMS Sigma

    SMS Sigma manufactures and supplies powertrain components from South Korea and specialises in various processes including aluminium castings – high pressure die cast or gravity / permanent mould methods. The company has joined the NAA as part of its strategy to develop its European business development… South Korea has some significant Leading Competitive Country (LCC) […]

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    NAA member company profile: Kensington Consulting

    Kensington Consulting is a specialist engineering and manufacturing search and selection company with automotive industry experienced consultants… Kensington recruits permanent and interim positions from Engineer to Director level across all disciplines including Operations, Projects, Quality, Engineering Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance, Service, Sales, and MP&L. This also includes new divisions which are dedicated to Additive Manufacturing […]

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    NAA Member News: Force Technology expands new factory

    Force Technology, a world-class specialist supplier of precision springs, has recently enjoyed significant expansion at its new factory at Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone… Force Technology has recently significantly expanded its 13,500 sq. ft. (1300 sq. m.) world-class manufacturing facility within the 90,000 sq. ft. ‘Lightworks’ building at Blackpool Airport’s Enterprise Zone. The new government-backed initiative […]

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    NAA Member News: Fylde CNC expands into production of complex parts

    Fylde CNC, a sub-contract precision CNC machining company, has recently made a major investment into a new division of its business which specialises in the manufacture of complex CNC parts… In addition to manufacturing many products in millions of units, following recent significant investment Fylde CNC now also produces complex components in lower volumes. The […]

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    NAA Member News: BAC involved in project to develop composite graphene-enhanced composite structural panel

    Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) has completed research work on its first structural composite graphene-enhanced resin automotive body panel with the help of leading UK supercar company, BAC, the team responsible for the award-winning BAC Mono single-seat car… The graphene-enhanced resin is stronger than traditional materials, which has enabled the reduction in the amount of fibres […]

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    NAA Member News: Bentley Marks First Bentayga Deliveries To Customers

    Bentley Motors has handed over the first Bentaygas to customers at an exclusive event at the company’s global headquarters in Crewe… The event marks a major milestone in Bentley’s history, as customer cars for the brand’s fourth model line – built in Crewe alongside the Continental GT, Flying Spur and Mulsanne – commence delivery around […]

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    NAA Member News: All-new Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer in Vauxhall showrooms

    The all-new Astra Sports Tourer is now on sale, following a development process including the securing of 2,000 jobs at the Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant in Cheshire after workers won a long-term contract and a £140 million investment from GM for this vehicle and the Astra Hatchback… One of the UK’s top-selling and best-loved cars, […]

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    NAA Event Review: Networking Meeting, Ginetta Cars, Leeds, 10 March 2016

    The NAA offers its members ‘money can’t buy’ opportunities, including events such as a fascinating recent visit to Ginetta in Yorkshire, a company that is making big progress in helping more people into motorsport… NAA visitors were treated to a tour of Ginetta’s factory and a presentation by Technical Director Ewan Baldry (see this month’s […]

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