FAQ

SMMT is the leading trade association for the motor industry in the UK. Its mission is to encourage and promote in the UK and abroad the interests of the motor industry.

In this section you will find more details about SMMT, its services and member benefits, as well as advice on where to start looking for the information you require.

Please select a category by clicking on one of the headings or alternatively, choose from some of the most frequently asked questions listed below.

How are the various sectors represented within the organisation structure?

To allow SMMT to represent each sector of the industry effectively, it is separated into a number of areas or trade sections. Each section is represented by a committee. Additionally, SMMT operates through a number of standing committees who oversee the running of the business.

Our technical department also provides the Secretariat for a wide range of committees, working groups and interest groups to discuss issues of a technical nature.

For a list of committees and company organogram, click here

As an SMMT member, you can have access to relevant committee correspondence in the restricted area of this site simply by registering or logging in. To register or to login click here.

What events does SMMT organise?

SMMT organises a number of different exhibitions and events covering different sectors of the industry, including:

  • The Commercial Vehicle show
  • Nationwide Test Days
  • International Automotive Summit

In addition, SMMT runs seminars, briefings and events relevant to the industry. For the full list of events, exhibitions, seminars and briefings relevant to the industry click here.

Does SMMT publish a list of manufacturers in the UK?

In association with Newspress, SMMT produces an annual UK Motor Industry Press and PR guide, which lists the contact details for the UK vehicle manufacturers. To purchase a copy of the latest Press and PR guide click here.

SMMT also hosts the Automotive Supplier Finder (ASF) tool, which is the largest automotive industry specific supplier finder tool, designed and developed around SMMT’s extensive database. It contains details of over 9,000 companies and 3,000 product classifications and is a single source matching service which is unrivalled in both its depth and scope. Click here to view SMMT’s ASF tool.

What other publications does SMMT provide?

SMMT produces and sells a wide range of publications. Some are free of charge and available online, others can be purchased.

For our best sellers and other publications click here.

What is SMMT?

SMMT is the leading trade association for the motor industry in the UK. Its mission is to encourage and promote in the UK and abroad the interests of the motor industry.

How can I become an SMMT member?

There are various ways of becoming involved with the SMMT.

For information about how to join SMMT click here.