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    NAA Update: Stellantis announces £100 million investment in Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant to transform the site to build electric vehicles

    Ellesmere Port will become the first Stellantis plant to produce a solely battery-electric model, in both commercial and passenger versions, by the end of next year, for Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands and for both domestic and export markets. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well.   I’m […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Jeremy Fonseca, Fonseca Engineering Developments Ltd

    Jeremy Fonseca once sat next to the England manager on a plane and, after a stream of autograph hunters, had to ask who he was – fortunately Jeremy is more on top of automotive issues. Name Jeremy Fonseca Company Fonseca Engineering Developments Ltd Position Director and Mechanical Engineer Apart from that  Fellow of the Institution […]

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    NAA Event Review: “Working with Universities”

    Professor Andy Lyons from the University of Liverpool Management School guided participants through an overview of the various approaches to collaboration between universities and industry. These included: student projects; consultancy; research partnerships; funded regional support and finally, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Successful examples of each of these approaches were also then shared with participants. If you […]

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    NAA Member News: DHL Supply Chain – Supply chain flexibility for the automotive industry

    The game-changing trends within the automotive sector mean companies need to rethink their supply chain strategies; to ensure they are more agile, sustainable, and customer-centric in their approach – to ultimately exploit new market opportunities, reduce costs and maintain competitive advantage. Manufacturing vehicles for global markets demands a global approach, investing in local skills and resources while carefully […]

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    NAA Member News: Enginuity – Emerging skills project: delivering courses for future skills

    The Emerging Skills Project builds on the great work carried out last year on Foresighting and enables down-stream activities of the Skills Value Chain to be trialled. Many employers in the automotive sector – large and small – were active participants in Foresighting in 2020 as a means of identifying future capabilities and competencies in […]

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    NAA Member News: IoT Horizon – Why should companies adopt the Internet of Things (IoT)?

    Well, the “T” in IoT stands for Things and there are an awful lot of Things, not just in your company, but in your car, in your home, in your healthcare, supermarket, even in the kitchen of your favourite takeaway. The list is growing daily, is becoming almost endless, and is only limited by your […]

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    NAA Member News: Senseye – The True Cost of Downtime; How much do leading manufacturers lose through inefficient maintenance?

    Unplanned downtime is the curse of the industrial sector. When expensive production lines and machinery fall silent, organisations stop earning and those investments are costing rather than making money. While planned downtime allows firms to undertake vital maintenance activities during periods when there is no production impact, there’s a significant cost to holding inventory and […]

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    NAA Member News: Senseye PdM Starter Packs Kickstart Predictive Maintenance Deployment in just 14 days

    NAA Member, Senseye, an industry leading AI driven asset health management company, has launched its new plug and play Starter Packs to help organisations rapidly begin their predictive maintenance journey. The packs, which combine sensor hardware with Senseye’s award winning PdM software, means organisations can launch their predictive maintenance deployments in as little as 14 […]

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