08 February 2019 #CEO Update

January new car registration figures were released this week but, just as one swallow doesn’t make a summer, so we’re going to have to wait a little longer to see how the 2019 market performs. The first month of the

08 February 2019 #Uncategorised

Government funding from the Department for International Trade (DIT) has been confirmed for five international events organised by SMMT this year that will take participating companies around the world to key audiences. Please contact international@smmt.co.uk to find out more.

01 February 2019 #CEO Update

With less than two months to go until the Article 50 Brexit deadline, the industry still has no certainty as to our long term relationship with our biggest trading partner or, indeed, what that relationship will be in only 55

31 January 2019 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK engine manufacturing stable in 2018, down just -0.3% to 2.7 million units. Production for overseas plants reaches seven-year high with exports taking almost two-thirds of output. UK demand falls in line with British car manufacturing as regulatory and model changes

25 January 2019 #Uncategorised

Last week SMMT lead the UK delegation at the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) in India, with 13 UK companies. It was a successful visit, with a full week of meetings and networking events producing expected £2.75m worth of

25 January 2019 #CEO Update

Brexit remains a critical issue – and we’re continuing to stress the catastrophic impact a disorderly exit would have on our sector with all stakeholders, notably this week with an All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group breakfast. But the industry isn’t standing

18 January 2019 #CEO Update

Yet another week with lots of news coming out of Westminster, but a distinct and deeply concerning lack of progress on protecting our industry from the threat of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. We’ve made it clear that time is rapidly

17 January 2019 #Uncategorised

Last week SMMT and the Advanced Propulsion Centre visited the EV100 Forum in Beijing with nine technology suppliers. As well as a UK session at the electric vehicle conference, the visit included calls on First Auto Works, Nio, Weichai Power,

17 January 2019 #Uncategorised

With one of the fastest growing economies in South East Asia, Vietnam has attracted manufacturing investment and now has a domestic car brand. Next month, SMMT will be visiting Vietnam for a scoping visit including a presence at Automechanika Ho

11 January 2019 #CEO Update

A rude awakening to 2019. Any remaining festive cheer has been quickly extinguished by a raft of negative news for the industry. Brexit uncertainty, job cuts and car registration figures showing a -6.8% drop overall in 2018 make for a

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