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    NAA Update: Powering Up Britain’s EV Supply Chain

    Last month the SMMT launched a key policy document concerning our sector – Race to Zero: Powering Up Britain’s EV Supply Chain – a new blueprint for the UK’s industrial EV transition. The challenge now is to scale up and at pace. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Mitch Clark, Marks & Clerk LLP

    If you have a bright idea then the advice is to keep it secret until you’ve spoken to Patent Attorney Mitch Clark from Marks & Clerk LLP. Name Mitch Clark  Company Marks & Clerk LLP Position Patent Attorney (with a Mechanical Engineering focus) – Senior Associate  Apart from that None! But… maybe I can take […]

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    NAA Event Review: AMANN Threads UK

    Last month saw us visit NAA member Amann Threads UK, at its Ashton-Under-Lyne facility for a networking event hosted by Managing Director David Johnston and his leadership team. David’s corporate presentation introduced participants to the Amann Group, which was formed in 1854 and today employs 2,600 people in 19 countries around the world and is […]

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    NAA Member News: Electra launches the first compact 12.5-tonne electric zero-emission waste platform fleet in the UK

    Electra Commercial Vehicles, the zero-emissions OEM based in Lancashire, has launched its all-new, 12.5-tonne eCargo, electric waste vehicle platform. These electric vehicles are the first in the industry in their weight class in the UK. They have been designed with an incredibly short wheelbase (3,330 mm), making this a fantastic prospect for operators facing decarbonisation […]

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    NAA Member News: Fitfactory Technology Announces Significant Achievements

    Fitfactory Technology forms a key part of the SCALE Digital Ventures Group, a collection of specialist software companies who provide leading digital transformation and innovative solutions across all sectors within the manufacturing industry. Fitfactory Technology has announced a series of significant achievements since Jason Pritchard joined the company in May 2021 as Group CCO, and […]

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    NAA Member News: Close Your Skills Gap by Ditching Job Descriptions

    If skills shortages mean you are struggling to increase production levels, innovate or grow your business, you are not alone. According to Search Consultancy, 85% of businesses in manufacturing and engineering are feeling the pressure from a lack of skilled workers. With an accumulation of factors leading to this unique situation, it’s time to challenge […]

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    NAA Member News: Piab Group acquires two companies

    Piab Group has entered into an agreement to acquire IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG. IB develops and builds customer-specific, turnkey systems for filling, emptying, metering, and conveying bulk materials. IB is also a well-known partner in the additive manufacturing industry, where it provides ultra-sonic sieving and reclaim machines.  The IB product portfolio […]

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    NAA Member News: The Blair Project Social Enterprise Among Innovation Big Winners!

    e-Motorsport STEM education provider, The Blair Project is one of TEN Greater Manchester projects awarded millions of pounds in funding after being selected to become part of the city-region’s Innovation Accelerator programme. The pioneering, Black-led social enterprise, is the only SME, amongst the heavyweight line up of academia, public agencies and corporates to secure a share […]

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    NAA Member News: Warwick Acoustics Scales Rapidly As It Commercialises Revolutionary Automotive In-Car Audio Technology

    Warwick Acoustics Ltd – a UK-based audio technology company – is well underway with commercialisation of its revolutionary Electrostatic Loudspeaker technology, following R&D and product development phases. Powered by a series of fully subscribed funding rounds, Warwick Acoustics is scaling rapidly, and investing in industry-leading talent, capability, and state-of-the-art facilities, to support the substantial commercial […]

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    Partner News: CW4.0 Project – last call, just three months to go

    We are entering the last three months to assist SMEs in Cheshire – in conjunction with the CW4.0 Project, the NAA is looking for manufacturing companies who are interested in opportunities for growth and investment through the adoption of digital technology. Companies must have a turnover of less than €50 million, or a balance sheet total of […]

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