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    NAA Update: NAA Business Awards 2017 and the SMMT International Automotive Summit

    This issue of our newsletter has a focus around the SMMT International Automotive Summit, which covered issues such as how well the UK automotive industry is doing, but also the impact that Brexit will have. There’s also a review of the LowCVP Conference, which provides further evidence of the increasing shift to electric vehicles. Closer […]

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    NAA Event: Are you a winner? Applications now open for the 2017 NAA Awards

    You can now submit an entry for the 2017 NAA Awards; this is your chance to enjoy the glory of having your company’s achievements recognised by the industry…   Becoming a shortlisted applicant at the Northern Automotive Alliance Business Awards will provide your organisation with the opportunity to be recognised as a leading player in […]

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    NAA Member News: BAC Mono wins its class at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

    Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) reigned supreme at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017, winning its class on the famous hill climb… Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is celebrating another hugely impressive performance feat, having dominated its class at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 hill climb. With test driver Oliver Webb at the wheel, BAC’s One-of-a-Kind […]

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    NAA Member News: Force Technology springs into action with a PhD project researching valve train optimisation

    Force Technology has teamed up with Lancaster University’s ‘Centre for Global Eco-Innovation’ to create an Engineering PhD project from September 2017… The industry-led project, spread over three years, is titled ‘Predictive Valve Spring Dynamics for Valve Train Optimisation’, and is focused on optimising engine valve train performance and emissions in engines, for use in motorsports, […]

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    NAA Member News: Millbrook Group expands testing capacity with the acquisition of the CSA Leyland Technical Centre

    Millbrook has acquired the CSA Leyland Technical Centre, a test service facility in Lancashire, which will now be branded as “Millbrook”… Millbrook, a leading provider of vehicle testing and validation services to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical, defence and security industries, is pleased to announce that on 1st July it acquired a new […]

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    NAA Member News: Servispart launches new aftermarket innovation at Automechanika

    There has never been a greater opportunity for UK parts and equipment manufacturers to develop their aftermarket potential, but according to Servispart Consulting, the UK’s leading specialist aftermarket consultancy, the opportunity still remains largely untapped… A recent survey certainly seems to back that assertion, with research firm Gartner stating that aftermarket services represent 24% of […]

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    NAA Member News: TVS SCS awarded AEO Certification by HMRC

    TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) has been awarded Authorised Economic Operator Certification (AEO C – AEO Customs Simplifications) by UK Government HMRC, indicating that its role in the international trade and supply chain is secure, efficient and is Union Customs Code compliant… Following a rigorous series of audits by HMRC, AEO status was successfully […]

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    Industry News: UK Automotive Calls For “Business As Usual” Interim Arrangements To Avoid Cliff Edge

    The UK automotive industry has called on government to seek an interim arrangement with the EU that would maintain membership of the single market and customs union until a final agreement on a new relationship with the EU is negotiated and implemented… The sector accepts that the UK will leave the EU and fully supports […]

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    Industry News: UK automotive achieves record turnover of £77.5 billion, marking seventh consecutive year of growth

    The UK automotive industry continued to advance its sustainability in 2016, making gains in productivity, economic contribution and environmental impact, according to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)… UK Automotive’s 18th annual Sustainability Report reveals the manufacturing sector turned over a record £77.5 billion in 2016, marking a seventh […]

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    Industry News: Rise in amount of British parts used in British car production as manufacturers boost UK automotive supply chain investment

    Cars manufactured in Britain are becoming more British, according to a new Automotive Council study… The report, Growing the Automotive Supply Chain – Local Vehicle Content Analysis, shows that 44% of all components used by UK car makers now come from domestic suppliers, compared with 41% in 2015 when the study was last carried out. […]

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