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    NAA Update: A round-up of government announcements including the Automotive Roadmap

    Government announcements in the last month included the Automotive Roadmap and the EV Infrastructure Strategy; new NAA members; training; and more… Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well. It has certainly been a busy few weeks, with a number of announcements from government directly affecting our sector. The […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Mike Buckley, Evtec Aluminium

    If you can’t get hold of Mike Buckley from Evtec Aluminium at the office it looks like you’ll need to head to the hills to find him… Name Mike Buckley Company Evtec Aluminium Ltd Position New Business Development Manager  Association with NAA 2 months  Why did you join the NAA? It was felt that there […]

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    NAA Event Review: Senseye Report – The True Cost of Downtime

    Last month, Niall Sullivan, VP Marketing at Senseye, delivered a webinar on “The True Cost of Downtime to the Automotive Industry”, based on the findings of the company’s recent research. The presentation examined the sorts of savings that automotive manufacturing companies could benefit from through the use of Predictive Maintenance, by the prevention of breakdowns […]

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    NAA Member News: Irish Global Leader in Plastics Engineering Makes Major UK Acquisition

    Mergon, a global leader in plastics manufacturing, with headquarters in Castlepollard, Westmeath, has announced the acquisition of Weltonhurst Limited, a leading UK-based supplier of technical blow moulded components. Mergon, which has operations in Ireland, South Carolina, the Czech Republic and China, and supplies parts for brands like BMW, Rivian, and Xerox, has acquired Weltonhurst to […]

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    NAA Member News: MMU to deliver the Help to Grow: Management Scheme

    Delivered by leading UK business schools accredited to the Small Business Charter, Manchester Metropolitan University will deliver the Help to Grow: Management scheme which includes 50 hours of in-depth training, 1:1 business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow business, fast. Aimed at senior leaders in small and medium businesses, this 12-week course covers strategies for […]

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    NAA Member News: Team Eco – Simple EV charging solution set to revolutionise new-build industry

    An innovative new electric car charge point is set to revolutionise the house building industry, saving time and money for developers. With the UK Government due to make it a requirement to introduce mandatory charge points in new homes and commercial buildings in England, the BriXcell is a simple, compact solution which can be easily […]

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    Industry Event: Make UK Webinar: Product Labelling – UKCA and CE Marking

    Doing business with Europe has changed. The UK has left the Single Market and Customs Union, therefore new rules for product labelling will apply from 1st Jan 2023. Make UK successfully lobbied government for a one-year delay to provide manufacturing the time to correctly label products for European and UK markets. You are invited to […]

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    Industry Event Review: SMMT Electrified 2022 Conference Review – EV investment needed, now

    “The UK government is investing in the EV sector but this is dwarfed by what we see in competing nations overseas. The field is already stacked against us. The UK needs four gigafactories in the next five years or it risks losing the entire automotive industry and its jobs. We need public and private sector […]

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