25 October 2019 #CEO Update

The government announced initial plans this week for electric vehicles to get green number plates, or some similar marker of their zero emission status. Ideas that promote the take-up of these new technologies are to be welcomed, and the fact

18 October 2019 #CEO Update

We published the results this week of a survey of SMMT members to gauge sentiment around Brexit and to hear how companies have already been affected. 80.3% of respondents said that ‘no deal’ would damage their business’s future, and previous

11 October 2019 #Uncategorised

SMMT will be organising the UK pavilion at the Auto Expo Components Show from 6 to 9 February 2020 in New Delhi, with space for UK companies to attend and exhibit and government TAP grants available for eligible participants. Auto

11 October 2019 #Uncategorised

SMMT has announced a series of free events across the UK aimed at helping automotive businesses to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The webinars, training courses and briefings will take place over the coming weeks, while SMMT is also

11 October 2019 #CEO Update

There’s been a lot of coverage this week of the protests by Extinction Rebellion in London, with roads blocked (not least outside SMMT offices) and much noise being made about the country’s progress on climate change. It goes without saying

04 October 2019 #Uncategorised

SMMT will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from 7-10 January 2020. CES is one of the world’s largest technology shows, with more than 4,500 exhibiting companies and 170,000+ attendees. The UK Great pavilion will be located

04 October 2019 #CEO Update

Today’s car registration figures show that September, with its new 69-plate, saw a modest increase of just over 1% – only the second time we’ve seen growth in 2019 since the traditionally slow month of February. While this is good

27 September 2019 #SMMT News

Find out below who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership: 8D Closures Limited – www.8d-closures.net Applied Emissions Limited – www.appliedemissions.com Chemtec Center Limited – www.karcher-center-chemtec.co.uk Fischer Panda UK Limited – www.fischerpanda.co.uk Magnet Schultz

27 September 2019 #News #TNB News

Ryder has become the new vehicle leasing partner of Britain’s biggest builders’ merchant, Travis Perkins, after one of the company’s previous suppliers went into administration. Ryder struck a deal to purchase a 600-plus fleet and then lease it back to

27 September 2019 #CEO Update

While it’s always noteworthy to see the UK’s manufacturing and registrations figures each month, there’s always a wider narrative at play, and it’s no different with the August production figures that were released this week. While a 3.3% growth year-on-year

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