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    NAA Update: Brexit, Industrial Strategy, NAA NW² study, NAA workshops, and Merry Christmas…

    Welcome to our last newsletter of 2017. I suspect that you, like me, have seen the year fly past, with many ups and downs, but above all the uncertainty of Brexit never being far away – hopefully in 2018 we will begin to see more clarity – and therefore less uncertainty – in our businesses, […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Martyn Cray, Operations Director, Plastic Omnium

    NAA members who attended the recent NAA networking event at Plastic Omnium heard a presentation from Operations Director Martyn Cray; here’s your chance to find out more about Martyn… Name Martyn Cray Company Plastic Omnium Position Operations Director Apart from that Volunteer Business Mentor for Business Wales Association with NAA Coming up for three years […]

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    NAA Event Review: ‘Pull up to the Bumper’ – Plastic Omnium Automotive, 5 December 2017, Warrington

    NAA members enjoyed a presentation and site tour of Plastic Omnium’s facility in Warrington, which produces items such as bumpers, tailgates and spoilers for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles… Operations Director Martyn Cray delivered the presentation to NAA members. Martyn explained how he had recently taken up his role at the new factory. The facility primarily […]

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    NAA Member News: Plus Point Achieves ISO 9001: 2015 Certification

    Automotive technical services company Plus Point has achieved the internationally recognised ISO9001: 2015 certification; establishing it as one of the leaders in its field… The company has now earned the right to display the coveted British Assessment Bureau quality shield and ISO 9001: 2015 logo to demonstrate its conformance to the ISO9001: 2015 standard which […]

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    NAA Member News: Opel/Vauxhall Go Profitable, Electric and Global with PACE!

    Michael Lohscheller, CEO of Opel Automobile GmbH, has announced the strategic plan PACE! to restore financial fundamentals and enhance sustainable competitiveness and growth… All PACE! initiatives will contribute to the goals of generating a positive operational free cash flow as well as a recurring operating margin for the auto division of 2% in a first […]

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    NAA Member News: Potential for NAA Members to Help Local Formula Student Teams

    Formula Student will be in its 20th season next year. Last year 80 universities from around the world took part, with Cardiff University winning the series based on the design, performance, endurance and cost of its race car. This is a highly regarded series within the automotive community, with patrons such as Ross Brawn and […]

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    Industry News: NAA supports the Automotive Council UK International Competitiveness Survey

    This is your chance to have an input into the 2017 UK International Competitiveness Survey which is going to a much wider community than the 2015 survey. Please demonstrate the involvement of the NW & Yorkshire in this activity by completing the survey today… In November 2015, the Automotive Council published its first report on […]

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    Industry News: Government unveils Industrial Strategy to boost productivity and earning power of people across the UK

    Business Secretary Greg Clark has launched the government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address its productivity performance, embrace technological change and boost the earning power of people across the UK… With the aim of making the UK the world’s most innovative nation by […]

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    Industry News: SMMT President Calls for Faster, Concrete Progress in Agreeing a Transition Period for Brexit

    The President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Tony Walker, has urged government not to undermine the UK automotive industry’s hard won competitiveness due to slow progress on Brexit… Speaking at the Society’s 101st Annual Dinner in London, he said there is no substitute for free and frictionless trade, and called for […]

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    APC SME Funding Competition

    The Advanced Propulsion Centre has extended its deadline for applications for the second wave of TDAP funding until the 19th January 2018. Access to a share of £4.6 million matched funding is available to SMEs with technology that can make a difference. TDAP supports micro, small and medium-sized technology developers with low carbon propulsion solutions […]

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