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    NAA Update: Moving North Conference

    I write this on my first working day after the LowCVP ‘Moving North’ Conference, where the NAA was a partner – if you weren’t able to attend this important event, please see the full review of the conference Link to Moving North Conference review… Andy Burnham was an inspiring speaker, his comment on “reversing the […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Rainer Kuehlwein, Director of Manufacturing, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC)

    Many readers of this newsletter will know Rainer Kuehlwein, Director of Manufacturing at Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), but do you know all these details…?…  Name Rainer Kuehlwein Company Briggs Automotive Company Ltd. Position Director of Manufacturing Apart from that VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure), VDA (Verband Deutscher Automobilhersteller), BVL (Bundesvereinigung Logistik), DMSB (Deutscher Motor Sport Bund), […]

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    Event Review: NAA & LowCVP Moving North Conference Review

    NAA members who attended the NAA’s inaugural ‘Moving North’ conference, in partnership with the LowCVP, were treated to an excellent keynote speech from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, as well as a day’s worth of presentations from a range of leading industry speakers… The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has a vision […]

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    NAA Event Review: Discover the BAC Mono

    NAA members benefit from opportunities to visit unique automotive businesses, and there are few as unique as Briggs Automotive Company Ltd (BAC), the manufacturer of the Mono single-seat supercar… Neill Briggs gave a presentation to NAA members about BAC, explaining how he had set up the company in 2009 with his brother Ian. The Mono […]

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    NAA Member News: Briggs Automotive Company launches BAC Mexico & holds the second Mono Ice Driving Experience

    Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has officially launched BAC Mexico – a new dealership in Mexico City to continue its global expansion – as well as celebrating the second running of the Mono Ice Driving Experience… The new franchise operates out of the capital, Mexico City, and gives BAC an even bigger presence in North America […]

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    NAA Member News: GEFCO partners with Techstars

    GEFCO, a global provider of complex industrial supply chain services and European leader in finished vehicle logistics, has announced a partnership with Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, with experience in over 1,000 international start-ups… The partnership, a first for GEFCO, marks an important milestone in the Group’s strategy to boost shared innovation […]

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    NAA Member News: Scorpion Automotive Named a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion

    Chorley-based Scorpion Automotive has been named as one of a select group of companies chosen by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to act as an Export Champion for the Northern Powerhouse… The appointment is in recognition of Scorpion’s ongoing support in encouraging other companies to grow their international business through exporting and its contribution […]

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    NAA Member News: ULEMCo to Demonstrate First Zero Emission Combustion Engine Truck, as well as delivering World’s First Hydrogen Dual Fuel Road Sweeper

    A truck with a combustion engine powered entirely from zero carbon hydrogen fuel will take to the roads later this year. Developed by hydrogen fuel pioneer ULEMCo, the converted VOLVO FH16 vehicle will use what is believed to be the first ‘zero emission’ combustion engine anywhere in the world… The 100% hydrogen combustion truck, with Mega […]

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    Competitiveness must be a Priority as Critical Investment Decisions Loom for UK Automotive

    With one year to go until the UK leaves the EU, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) thas set out its priorities to assure the UK automotive industry’s future success. The move follows agreement of a Brexit transition period, designed to allow business to continue as usual while a new UK-EU trading relationship […]

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    NVN R&D Competition Now Open

    Sponsored by Innovate UK, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), our annual R&D competitions are focused on providing SMEs active in the low carbon vehicle technology sector with funding to undertake collaborative research and development activities covering the following project types: Proof of Concept Projects: providing grants for […]

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    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham