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    Ford to Invest £230 Million to Transform Halewood Operations to Build its First Electric Vehicle Components Assembly Site in Europe

    • Ford’s vehicle transmission facility at Halewood on Merseyside to be transformed to build electric power units for future Ford all-electric passenger and commercial vehicles in Europe • Halewood will be Ford’s first electric vehicle component in-house assembly site in Europe with production beginning in 2024 • £230 million investment in transforming the site safeguards […]

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    NAA Update: Congratulations to the winners at the 2021 NAA Awards Dinner

    Thursday 23 September saw the return of our Annual Business Awards and Networking Dinner, where we welcomed over 180 guests from across our member companies to the Mere Golf Resort and Spa at Knutsford for a fabulous evening of networking, dining and entertainment. We were treated to industry sector updates from Wes Jacklin, Chairman of […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Neil Furlong, Wynne Aviation

    Neil Furlong, Sales and Business Development Manager, Wynne Aviation, travelled around the world for 7 years but thankfully was in Cheshire in September 2021 to receive the NAA Company of the Year Award. Name Neil Furlong  Company Wynne Aviation  Position Sales and Business Development Manager  Apart from that We are members of Liverpool Chamber of […]

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    NAA Project News: NAA’s FAST STEP 3 project part of formal opening of the Henry Royce Institute Hub

    The NAA’s FAST STEP 3 project was part of the formal opening of the Henry Royce Institute Hub building at the University of Manchester on 7th September. Carol Holden gave a presentation on the role of Royce in the development of the FAST STEP 3 project and the importance of light-weighting for the Automotive Industry. The […]

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    NAA Member News: Businesswise Solutions – The rise of ESG and the challenges for the automotive industry

    Rather than only looking at financial performance, businesses are having to measure, report and improve their environmental footprint, their social impact, and how they govern themselves. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is attracting more interest from business stakeholders. But what exactly is ESG?  Stakeholders are increasingly prioritising ESG in their buying decisions, indicating a significant […]

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    NAA Member News: Emerson & Renwick – UK-Based Consortium Established To Develop Prototype Solid-State Batteries

    A consortium of seven UK-based organisations has signed a memorandum of understanding to combine ambitions to develop world-leading prototype solid-state battery technology, targeting automotive applications. Solid-state batteries offer significant potential advantages over conventional lithium-ion batteries and could be transformational in meeting the UK’s net zero commitments through the electrification of transport. The successful outcome of […]

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    NAA Member News: LiNa wins and leads £0.52M maritime DfT grant working with Bibby Marine

    LiNa Energy is proud to announce that on 1st September 2021 it launched a £0.52M project, funded by the UK Department for Transport, delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. Project LiNa Wave will last seven months, led by LiNa and includes Bibby Marine and Lancaster University as partners. The consortium will demonstrate the commercial and […]

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    NAA Member News: Spark EV Technology strengthens leadership team with CCO appointment

    Spark EV Technology has announced that Richard Welford has become its chief commercial officer with immediate effect, supporting Spark as it engages with a number of business growth opportunities around the world. Welford, who has more than 35 years industry experience, has previously held senior positions at companies such as Jaguar, Autoliv and Tata Technologies, […]

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    NAA Member News: ULEMCo to Convert Aircraft Tow Vehicles to Hydrogen Combustion Hybrid

    ULEMCo, the UK hydrogen fuel pioneer, announces the kick-off of its collaboration with Teesside International Airport, RAF Leeming, and Newcastle University, which will extend the adoption of hydrogen fuel in another specialist vehicle type: airport ground support vehicles. Project ZeHyDA (Zero emission Hydrogen Demonstration for Airport applications) will convert a base aircraft tow tug vehicle […]

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    NAA member event review: University of Salford Road to Electric workshop

    The Manchester Clean Air Zone is coming in May 2022, with charges of up to £60 for some non-compliant commercial vehicles, so what can businesses do to avoid paying the charges? The Road to Electric event run by The Energy House 2.0 facility at the University of Salford, an NAA member, looked at this issue […]

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