What is SMMT?

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) exists to support and promote the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad.

Working closely with member companies, SMMT acts as the voice of the motor industry, promoting its position to government, stakeholders and the media.

Enabling the UK motor industry to fulfil its potential, SMMT addresses the major issues that impact on the automotive sector:

SMMT automotive competetivenessCompetitiveness

Driving for and supporting sustainable world-leading competitiveness in the UK vehicle and components industry.

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Motor Codes - SMMT consumer protectionConsumer protection

Researching and responding to customer needs to raise service standards across the sector.

Find out more about Motor Codes, the industry’s service and repair code.


Automotive education, training and skillsEducation and Training

Informing and influencing skills and training policy to develop a long-term future for the sector.

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Environmental impact of automotive industryEnvironment

Demonstrating the sustainability of the automotive sector from its production processes and manufacturing sites through to its retail showrooms and the products it sells.

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Globalisation of automotive industryGlobalisation

Maximising the potential for the UK motor industry, by encouraging international trade and business opportunities for the UK motor industry.

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Automotive industry legislationLegislation

Influencing and shaping policy and legislation affecting the motor industry in the UK and Europe.

Find out about all the latest automotive policy and legislation.


New technology in the automotive industryNew Technology

Promoting and facilitating the development of new automotive technology.

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