SMMT makes North East connection for components sector

29 April 2002 #SMMT News

Component manufacturers have been invited to a sourcing forum

organised by SMMT at Nissan’s Sunderland plant on 14 May 2002. Companies attending

will explore Nissan’s purchasing strategies and hear how the local Regional

Development Agency (RDA) and SMMT can help their businesses.

The event will offer a chance to hear from key decision makers

within Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK, as well as Mike Collier, chief executive

of One North East, and SMMT chief executive, Christopher Macgowan.

Commenting on the event, Christopher Macgowan said, ‘I believe

that attendance will be highly beneficial for component companies wishing to

work with key global vehicle manufacturers. Seminars like these allow business

to develop purchasing strategies together and explore new opportunities. This

is the third sourcing seminar organised by SMMT, and we are planning more, having

had tremendous feedback from companies involved in previous events’.

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. SMMT has organised two previous sourcing events, focusing

    on specialist and niche vehicle manufacturers and commercial vehicle manufacturers.

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