SMMT brings manufacturers and components suppliers together

28 February 2002 #SMMT News

On 19 March, SMMT stages the second in a series of sourcing

seminars for the motor industry. Component suppliers will meet face to face

with some of the biggest names in UK premium and niche vehicle manufacturing.

Manufacturers attending include Bentley Motor Cars, Jensen,

London Taxis International and MG Rover. The seminar will also benefit from

expert industry insight from Tim Burt, motor industry correspondent for the

Financial Times.

The sourcing seminars were conceived by SMMT as a way of giving

component companies access to the key decision makers and help them understand

how future purchasing policies are likely to develop. The first was held in

October 2001 and was deemed to be extremely beneficial to all of the attendees.

Commenting on the forthcoming event, SMMT Chief Executive Christopher

Macgowan, said, ‘We have more vehicle brands in the UK than any other member

state. We must ensure that we have a strong supplier base to keep vehicle manufacturing

here. This seminar will enable suppliers and manufacturers to explore new business


Notes to Editors:

  1. The UK Automotive Components sector is estimated to have

    around 2000 companies, with a total industry value of £16 billion.

  2. Components companies already committed to the event include

    Michelin, GKN, Textron and Mayflower Vehicle Systems.

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