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    NAA Update: Bentley to invest £2.5 billion in sustainability over the next 10 years with Crewe’s first EV here in 2025

    2022 has certainly got off to a flying start in our sector and region, with the announcement that Bentley Motors has committed to invest £2.5 billion in sustainability over the next 10 years, with its first battery electric vehicle scheduled to roll off the Crewe production line in 2025. Bentley’s news is in addition to […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Ian Shirley, Thriiive UK

    Ian Shirley runs Thriiive UK – a secure, diagnostic tool that helps analyse operational data from any manufacturing ERP/MRP system – but prior to this his CV includes driving a Morris 1000 to Tehran… Name Ian Shirley Company Thriiive UK Ltd Position Director and owner Apart from that Institution of Mechanical Engineers Isle of Man Aerospace […]

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    NAA Networking Event: How Will Net Zero Impact the Automotive Supply Chain?

    Join us on 24 February for our first physical networking and roundtable event of 2022. Held in conjunction with NAA member company, Businesswise Solutions, this event will focus on the impact of Net Zero carbon on the automotive supply chain. Hear from a range of speakers including: Paul Jones, NAA CEO, and Adam Baker, Director […]

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    NAA Webinar: The True Cost of Downtime to the Automotive Industry, Thursday 10 March

    Unplanned downtime is the curse of the automotive sector. When expensive production lines and machinery fall silent, organisations stop earning and those investments are costing rather than making money. Those costs can spiral to well over £70,000 per hour in almost all industrial sectors. In this webinar, Niall Sullivan, Global Marketing Manager at Senseye, an […]

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    NAA Member News: 3D 360 – free fully-funded training in 3D Printing and 3D CAD

    NAA Member 3D 360 has been given the opportunity to provide free fully-funded training in 3D Printing and 3D CAD by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Our 3D printing courses are over 2 or 3 days and come with a free 3D printer for every learner to take away. This is an amazing course and […]

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    NAA Member News: Bentley secures UK production of first electric car and commits to £2.5 billion sustainability investment in a decade

    Bentley’s first-ever Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle (BEV) will be developed and built in the UK with the company committing to investing £2.5 billion in sustainability over the next ten years. Beyond100 • Major sustainable investment in UK economy secures Bentley’s future at Crewe plant • First Battery-powered Electric Vehicles (BEV) due in three years’ time • […]

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    NAA Member News: GEFCO SA acquires integrated automotive services provider XPAuto

    GEFCO SA has announced the acquisition of XPAuto, a leading UK provider of fully integrated automotive services including fleet management, vehicle logistics and advanced vehicle care, for an undisclosed sum. The deal has seen GEFCO SA take a 100% stake in the firm, with all operations led out of the UK. XPAuto provides automotive services, […]

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    NAA Member News: MMU – Lightweighting with 3D printing

    An invite to explore how you can access 3D printing expertise and technology insights to save weight, costs and improve performance. 3D printing is changing the automotive industry. You can improve performance whilst lowering lead times as you access funded 3D printing workshops to identify the opportunities for your small business. Additive manufacturing is one […]

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    NAA Member News: MMU – TfGM Intelligent Transport Competition

    An innovation AI Competition for businesses keen to adopt cutting-edge AI to overcome Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) challenges. About this event Can Artificial Intelligence help TfGM manage its transport network more efficiently, providing better information on journeys across Greater Manchester? Are there tools that predict congestion and increased traffic flows whilst automatically alerting operators […]

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    NAA Member News: Senseye Report – Sustainability in Manufacturing

    NAA Member, Senseye, an industrial software company using AI for machine reliability and sustainability, has recently published a new report outlining how Industry 4.0 and the cutting-edge technologies it enables can help manufacturers improve sustainability. The report covers four key areas: • Cutting energy consumption in manufacturing processes • Reducing materials waste • Maximizing the […]

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