SMMT publishes a number of books, CDs, brochures and reports related to the automotive industry. Many of our publications are available free of charge and can be downloaded from this website using the list below. Others can be ordered by calling or e-mailing us.

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The cost base of the UK supply chain: Perspectives from the automotive industry

The SMMT today published its submission to the Wright Review of Manufacturing; an independent report looking at creating the right environment for long-term growth in advanced manufacturing and related businesses. The review was led by Mike Wright, Executive Director at Jaguar Land Rover, acting in a personal capacity. The full report can be found at http://thewrightreport.net/

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The UK Automotive Industry and the EU

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders today released a new report, The UK Automotive Industry and the EU, produced by KPMG, which examines the relationship between the UK and the European Union.

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Trailer Towing Guidance and the Law – Seventh Edition Release

Today, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched the seventh edition of its popular Trailer Towing Guidance and the Law Guide that helps businesses and individuals to stay on the right side of the law when towing anything weighing up to 3,500kg.

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Trailer Towing Guidance and the Law – Seventh Edition

The Trailer Towing Guidance and the Law booklet contains advice on the Type Approval, construction and safe use of light trailers and trailer caravans (categories O1 and O2) in the UK. Its purpose is to increase the public awareness of the additional regulations which have to be obeyed when towing. The comprehensive guide includes information Read more

Raising the bar – Business priorities for industrial strategy one year on

Twelve months after the launch of the UK’s industrial strategy, the new CBI report Raising the Bar – Business Priorities for Industrial Strategy One Year On – debates the UK’s future competitiveness and calls for a renewed focus on delivery by improving the the UK’s business environment and strengthening supply chains.

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Motor Industry Facts 2013

The pocket-sized guide to facts and figures for the UK automotive sector. Packed with industry statistics, from registration and production data to greener-driving tips and information on eco innovations.

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The UK Motor Industry Press and PR Guide 2013

The Motor Industry Press and PR Guide is a comprehensive guide to all automotive manufacturers, PR people and organisations making and shaping news in the industry. As well as an A-Z directory, the Guide contains market statistics, industry diary dates for the year ahead and contact addresses for the major motor industry trade associations world-wide. All the information you need is at your fingertips.

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IATF Auditor Guide for ISO/TS 16949

The IATF Auditor Guide represents a consolidation of automotive audit best practice and the IATF automotive process approach to auditing, through the complete audit cycle. The Guide is structured to provide both knowledge and application competency criteria against each stage of the audit process.

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Business Improvement Guides (Set of four)

The Business Improvement Guides focus on achieving business success by meeting the needs of the customer through effective and efficient processes, utilising continual improvement and associated tools and techniques.

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Statistical Process Control – A Guide for Business Improvement

Statistical Process Control (SPC) is an important technique to help ensure your processes consistently meet the needs of your customers. The guide includes getting started, control charts (general, for variables & for attributes), chart interpretation and capability.

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Process Management – A Guide for Business Improvement

This guide focuses on establishing a management system, which will enable your business to satisfy your customers in an effective and efficient way. It also looks at using the process approach for other system requirements such as ISO 9001 (quality management systems), ISO 14001 (environmental management systems), OHSAS 18001 (health and safety management systems) and other sector-specific quality management systems.

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Accessing Research Expertise

The Accessing Research Expertise document has been created by LowCVP and SMMT to support industry’s engagement with the UK’s world leading research sector Bourne off the back of research undertaken by SMMT and LowCVP to build an understanding of the issues and opportunities companies can face when looking to work the academic research sector, this resource Read more

SMMT Funding, Finance and Support Document Version 8

Version 8 of the SMMT Funding, Finance and Support document is available for download here. Updates include additional four schemes, two scheme withdrawls and a number of content updates to ensure information remains relevant and up to date.

Give Them Some Credit – UK automotive supply chain finance

Building on an initial scoping study completed in December 2011 that outlined the main financial and growth constraints affecting the UK automotive supply chain, this in-depth investigation goes further to explore the nature and extent of the specific financing issues affecting the sector.

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New Car CO2 report 2014

SMMT’s 13th annual New Car CO2 Report shows ongoing reductions in new car emissions. Average UK new car CO2 emissions stood at 128.3g/km in 2013, down 3.6% on 2012 and 29.1% on 2000. Average new car emissions fell below 130g/km for the first time, achieving the pan-EU new car CO2 target for 2015. This important milestone was achieved through Read more

Best Practice Principles for environmental claims

The Best Practice Principles have been developed by SMMT, LowCVP and ISBA as a framework and a starting reference point for consumers, the automotive industry and its marketers in the sphere of marketing communications for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (up to 3.5 tonnes).

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New Car CO2 Report 2013

SMMT’s 12th annual New Car CO2 Report shows ongoing reductions in average emissions of new cars. Average UK new car CO2 emissions stood at 133.1g/km in 2012, down 3.6% on 2011.

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Opportunities for low emission HGVs

Commissioned by the Transport Knowledge Transfer Network (TKTN) and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and written by Ricardo-AEA for the project partners, this report aims to show how greenhouse gas emissions for HGVs could be significantly cut and focuses on the key technical opportunities.

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13th Sustainability Report (2012)

SMMT’s 13th Sustainability Report reflects more clearly than ever the progress UK automotive is making towards its long-term environmental commitment, driven by sustained investment in resource efficiency and the development of low and ultra-low carbon products.

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New Car CO2 Report 2012

SMMT’s 11th annual New Car CO2 Report, which shows ongoing reductions in average emissions of new cars. 2011 figures drop by 4.2% on the previous year to 138.1g/km CO2 (equivalent to 52.5mpg), down by over 23% since 2000.

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Best Practice Principles for environmental claims

The Best Practice Principles have been developed by SMMT, LowCVP and ISBA as a framework and a starting reference point for consumers, the automotive industry and its marketers in the sphere of marketing communications for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (up to 3.5 tonnes).

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12th Sustainability Report (2011)

SMMT’s 12th Sustainability Report is more focused, more efficient and has more of an eye on the future than ever before – reflecting perfectly the progressive, forward-thinking excellence that UK automotive is exploiting now and will hone as we move towards an even more sustainable future.

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Electric Car Guide

SMMT has published the Electric Car Guide to help motorists make more informed decisions when purchasing an electric vehicle. Presented in an easy to understand Q&A-style format, the free publication addresses some of the common queries relating to electric vehicles including information about batteries, charging, vehicle performance, on-the-road costs, government incentives and safety.

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Dealer Energy Efficiency Guide

SMMT, in association with the RMI and the Carbon Trust, has published the Dealer Energy Efficiency Guide providing expert advice on how best to reduce your energy use and improve your bottom line profits.

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