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    UK car production rises again in February

    UK car production rose again in February, and UK commercial vehicle production almost doubled. Welcome to this month’s newsletter and I hope that you are all keeping well. I would like to begin with some great news regarding our sector. UK car production rose again in February, up 14.6% to 79,907 units, according to the […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Paul Bullock, 3D 360

    Our ‘In the Driving Seat’ feature allows you to find out more about your fellow members, for example, did you know that Paul Bullock from 3D 360 has built an Earthship?… Name Paul Bullock Position Director Company Name 3D 360 What does your company do? 3D360 is a training provider and an engineering consultancy in […]

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    NAA Event Review: North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC)

    Last month saw our latest member networking event take place at the North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC), based at the University of Salford, where we were welcomed by Business Development Manager, Tabs Khojani and Director for Strategic Partnerships and NAA Advisory Board Member, Mike Brown. NERIC is a new £16 million robotics centre, […]

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    NAA Member News: AMRC – Exploring accessible and affordable 5G Open RAN options for manufacturing

    A new £4.7 million project developing ways to make 5G Open RAN more accessible and fit-for-purpose for the manufacturing sector has been launched by an industrial consortium of expert partners. The Factory of the Future Open RAN (FoFoRAN) project aims to explore ways manufacturers of all sizes could benefit from open radio access networks (Open […]

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    NAA Member News: B&FC – An Introduction to Lancashire and Cumbria Institute of Technology

    Do you have a skills gap in your business? Struggling to recruit the next generation of talent? Looking for an academic partner that understands the nuances of your business? That’s where Lancashire and Cumbria Institute of Technology comes in. Institutes of Technology (IoTs) are a relatively new term. They were established by the Department for […]

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    NAA Member News: BAC introduces Mono Cup – a new chapter in high-performance racing with the world’s fastest one-make championship

    BAC has opened a brand-new chapter in the world of motorsport, having unveiled today the Mono Cup, a revolutionary series that will become the world’s fastest one-make championship when racing commences later this year. The announcement – made at the SEVEN Concours event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, just days before the country’s thrilling F1 race […]

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    NAA Member News: Highest Levels of Personalisation Drive Second Best Financial Performance on Record for Bentley Motors

    Last month, Bentley Motors revealed financial performance for 2023 that was heavily influenced by record levels of interest in luxury personalisation. Operating profits reached €589 million as three-quarters of customers explored the 46 billion different configurations available from the options range to add bespoke content from Bentley’s Mulliner division, representing a 43 per cent rise […]

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    NAA Member News: DHL – Taking Leadership in the Electrification of Ground Transport

    As the world leader in contract logistics, DHL Supply Chain is clear on the effects that our operations can have on the environment. But in a world where e-commerce increasingly drives the need for goods to be transported by road – especially in the final mile – it’s our leadership position in the electrification of […]

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    NAA Member News: Omron – Revolutionise Automotive Manufacturing: Navigating the Traceability Frontier

    The automotive industry is undergoing transformative shifts, marked by a transition to globalised platforms and standardised vehicle architectures. While this evolution enhances production efficiency, it simultaneously amplifies the impact of a single flawed part, raising the stakes for manufacturers. With the soaring costs of recalls and the intricacies of an ever-changing regulatory landscape, automotive production […]

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    Industry Event: The University of Liverpool Management School Help to Grow: Management course

    The University of Liverpool Management School has thirty places available for a FREE 90-minute online Innovation Workshop, where SME leaders will explore the three key pillars required of effective innovation – People, Culture and Processes – and its transformative growth potential. Event Details Date: Thursday 18th April Time: 09:30 – 11:00 Location: Microsoft Teams – LINK WILL BE SENT OUT 24 HOURS […]

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