Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – July 2014
Registrations rose 5.9% in first half of 2014.
West Midlands-based pressings company, Covpress has announced a £15 million investment in its Canley facility, creating 150 new jobs.
APC will become low carbon R&D centre of excellence
Engine output was steady over the first half of 2014, down just 0.9% to 1.3 million units. Volumes in June fell 0.4% to 224,792 units.
Commercial vehicle production continued to decline in June, reflecting 2013 structural changes. Volumes fell 25.4% in June and 23% over the first half of the year, with production for both home and export markets affected.
Robust first half of 2014 for UK car manufacturing, with volumes up 3.5% to 791,314 units. June output rose 3.7% to 136,419 cars, driven by 16.5% growth in production for UK market.
SMMT has published the 2014 International Automotive Summit post-event report. The event, which was held on 11 June at Canary Wharf, celebrated the recent successes of the automotive sector – including 27 consecutive months of growth (at the time of the event) and a doubling of UK export value – and explored the challenges that the industry likely to face in the future.
Produced at Hams Hall facility, near Birmingham
Fiat is showcasing the breadth of its 500 range in an SMMT exhibition at its Westminster headquarters. The display, which is being held over two weeks, features the Fiat 500S, 500C and 500L Trekking.