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    Celebrating Successful Women in Engineering

    The ‘SIMULATION TOOLS FOR RAPID INNOVATION IN VEHICLE ENGINEERING’ (STRIVE) PROJECT, set out three years ago to facilitate a step change in UK automotive manufacturing and create a new digital supply chain to the industry.  A collaborative project involving the NAA, Virtual Engineering Centre, Optis, Valuechain and Bentley Motors is coming to its conclusion.   Find […]

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    NAA Update: SME Investments survey, Memorandum of Understanding with the Welsh Automotive Forum, NAA Awards, LCV2016, Automechanika and more…

    There continues to be a LOT going on in the automotive industry, one of the best ways to keep up to date with the overwhelming amount of news and latest developments is to read Carol’s summary every month… It’s a busy time for us with events; back in May it was good to meet new […]

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    Forthcoming NAA event: Targeting the Skills Gap at Kensington Consulting, 12 July 2016

    Join us to discover a fresh approach to staff recruitment and retention… 9.45 – 13.00 During the course of the morning you will get the opportunity to: Place your frustration in Room 101 ‘Think about how you think’ Identify how you can boost business performance through behaviour Kensington Consulting is an engineering and manufacturing recruitment […]

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    NAA event: The 2016 NAA Awards are launched! – please register your interest now

    The NAA Awards are now open for registrations of interest, so please read the information below and note that you need to register your interest by 18 August 2016… NAA Awards – Celebrating Excellence in the Automotive Industry The Northern Automotive Alliance Business Awards provide automotive companies with the recognition for their achievements. Becoming a […]

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    NAA news: Greater levels of automotive cross-border collaboration announced between England and Wales

    As Britain debates whether it should remain or exit from the European Union, two organisations have announced greater levels of cross-border collaboration… The Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) and the Welsh Automotive Forum (WAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable the two cluster organisations to work together more effectively for mutual benefit. The […]

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    NAA Member News: ASL Wins Special Achievement in E3 Business Awards 2016

    Bolton-based electrical cable assembly manufacturer ASL was awarded ‘Special Achievement of the Year’ at the 2016 E3 Business Awards, which were held on 3rd June at the Macron Stadium in Bolton… The company, which manufactures electrical cable assemblies, wiring looms and control panels, saw off intense competition from nominees across the North West. The Award […]

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    NAA Member News: Hydrogen Dual-fuel Bin Lorries are a World First

    ULEMCo, the company championing the use of ultra-low emission hydrogen fuelled vehicles, has delivered the world’s first hydrogen dual-fuel bin lorries to Fife Council in Scotland… The lorries are converted to run on dual hydrogen / diesel fuels, and will deliver reduced carbon emissions as well as improving air quality for the local community. The […]

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    Event review: Automechanika Birmingham and SMMT Open Forum

    Automechanika took place for the first time at Birmingham’s NEC from 7-9 June 2016, and the NAA had a stand at the event showcasing Force Technology, Fylde CNC, Erlson Precision Components, Auto Marine Cables, Tilsatec, Wilson Gunn and the STRIVE project. As well as incorporating more of a supply chain focus rather than just purely […]

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    Event review: Cholmondeley Power & Speed 2016

    The NAA, Helical Technology and Automotive Comms shared a hospitality table at Cholmondeley Power and Speed, which took place from 10-12 June 2016. Helical’s customers and prospective NAA members were hosted at the event, which featured a wide variety of vehicles competing on the sprint circuit in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire – […]

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    Win £750 with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) prize – deadline 30 June 2016

    Win £750 with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) prize – deadline 30 June 2016 The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is looking for the 2016 winner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) prize, which forms part of the IET Young Woman Engineer (YWE) of the Year Awards. The Women’s Engineering Society Prize is awarded […]

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