28 February 2020 #Uncategorised

The commodity areas of interest for Meet the Buyer on 3 June 2020 have been announced. The event is set to take place alongside the Open Forum conference at the Ricoh Arena. The below are some of the commodity areas

28 February 2020 #Uncategorised

Automechanika Frankfurt is one of the leading global aftermarket trade shows, with the last edition welcoming over 134,000 visitors. SMMT will organise a UK pavilion for British companies to exhibit on at the next edition in September 2020. The UK

28 February 2020 #CEO Update

Nearly a month after leaving the European Union we now have a clearer idea of where both sides of negotiators are going to position themselves. The UK government’s special focus on automotive in its negotiating mandate is welcome, given the

21 February 2020 #CEO Update

A mixed performance this week, as the 2019 figures for the heavy goods vehicle and bus and coach markets were released. HGV registrations rose 12.6% in the year, while bus and coach performance dropped -18.8%, falling for a third consecutive

14 February 2020 #CEO Update

Used car sales figures for 2019 were released this week and, although on the face of it activity was flat in the year with a -0.1% decrease in cars changing hands, the final two quarters delivered growth following a significant

07 February 2020 #Uncategorised

SMMT is promoting the UK pavilion at JSAE 2020 at the end of May in conjunction with the Advanced Propulsion Centre, attending the congress and taking part in a number of events around the show. There are TAP grants available

07 February 2020 #CEO Update

This week’s new car registration figures were a good opportunity to get a feel for how the market is settling into the New Year, and whether the much talked about post-election boost would materialise. Clearly a -7.3% decline is of

31 January 2020 #CEO Update

Confirmation this week of the turbulence we all felt in 2019, with UK  car production down -14.2% to its lowest level since 2010, and commercial vehicle output down -7.8%. There were multiple factors at play, including weakened consumer and business

24 January 2020 #CEO Update

After all of the dramatic previous attempts to pass the withdrawal agreement bill through the House of Commons, the landmark legislation quietly gained royal assent this week and we will leave the European Union next Friday 31 January. Of course,

10 January 2020 #Uncategorised

Have you signed up for Industry Forum’s complimentary total product management lecture in February and new product introduction breakfast briefing? Click below to read the details. Industry Forum and JIPM Complimentary TPM Lecture – 13/02/2020 10:00 – 13:00 at SMMT,

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