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    NAA Update: Light at the end of the tunnel

    Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well. It’s good to finally see some light at the end of the tunnel with the Prime Minister’s recently announced government roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England… The COVID-19 outbreak has had a seismic effect on the economy, and particularly […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Julie Meadows, Motordrive Seats

    ‘Finding a Place to Park my Melon’ makes its first appearance as the favourite book in our ‘In the Driving Seat’ feature, with Julie Meadows from Motordrive Seats… NameJulie Meadows CompanyMotordrive Seats PositionOwner Manager Apart from thatEx Chair of Chorley Building Society, Governor Westholme School Association with NAAJoined the NAA in late 2020 with common […]

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    NAA Member Profile: Motordrive Limited

    Motordrive is an award-winning privately-owned motorsport seat company with a brand heritage dating back over 35 years… Read more Where are you based?Leyland, Lancashire What do you do?Design and Manufacture world-class FIA motorsport competition seats. What markets are you in?Motordrive supplies advanced FIA racing seats globally, directly to competitors and OEMs alike. What can you […]

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    NAA Event Review: MTC – Electrifying the NAA

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) hosted our first webinar in February, giving a presentation of its work to date in supporting SMEs and OEMs in their electrification journey and highlighting the available funding opportunities… The webinar also covered: UK Grand Challenges MTC Electrification Journey Digital Manufacturing Accelerator (DMA) in Liverpool Region MTC SME Support Programme […]

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    NAA Event Review: Webinar – NMCL Automotive

    Steve Collins from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) outlined the opportunities available within the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) automotive programme… Using £16m of government funding, matched by industry, and with the backing of 25 of the UK’s largest manufacturers, NMCL Automotive has been designed to raise workforce capability and increase productivity […]

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    NAA Event Review: The Power of the Digital Twin for the Automotive Supply Chain

    With the automotive industry speeding towards electrification, Siemens demonstrated how the supply chain can adopt digitalisation to drive their transformation and be ready for the future of transportation… In this webinar we learned about the technologies that are enabling the automotive transformation from product through to operation and saw where manufacturing can benefit from applied […]

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    NAA Member News: DAF LF Electric for Zero Emission Urban Distribution

    DAF Trucks introduces the LF Electric, a 19 tonne fully electric distribution truck for urban applications. The state-of-the-art vehicle offers a range of up to 280 kilometres… DAF is leading the way in electric powertrains for commercial vehicles. DAF was the first European truck manufacturer to commercialise a full electric prime mover: the CF Electric […]

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    NAA Member News: Langen Motorcycle Two Stroke Model

    Langen Motorcycles is excited to be able to share the latest stage of development work going into preparing the 250cc Two Stroke model for production… The all-new Langen Two Stroke is making great progress as it heads towards the initial run of production bikes for the first customers, with road testing and dyno fine-tuning nearing […]

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    NAA Member News: Senseye Launches ‘Senseye Ready’

    Senseye is delighted to announce the launch of Senseye Ready – an ecosystem of partner products that offer direct integration with its award-winning predictive maintenance (PdM) solution, Senseye PdM Complete… A common barrier to predictive maintenance projects is availability of reliable data for condition monitoring. With the introduction of Senseye Ready, Senseye  ishelping to overcome […]

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    Industry News: The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices – Employers can strengthen their organisation by hiring an apprentice

    The COVID-19 outbreak has had a seismic effect on the economy, and some apprentices have been made redundant without completing their apprenticeships, while others are at risk of redundancy. To help these apprentices the Department for Education has recently launched the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices… The service provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to […]

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