12 July 2019 #CEO Update

This week marks 12 months since the announcement of the government’s Road to Zero strategy, where the prime minister outlined an aggressive ambition for the transition from the internal combustion engine to zero emission vehicles. She has, in effect, doubled

05 July 2019 #CEO Update

Today’s announcement from JLR is a massive boost for the industry and a welcome commitment to the manufacture of zero emission vehicles. UK Automotive is well placed to be a global research and development hub for these technologies but the

28 June 2019 #CEO Update

This week saw SMMT host its annual International Automotive Summit, with a packed agenda of speakers that made for an informative, entertaining and productive day. Brexit dominated discussion, as expected, but there was a firm belief that UK Automotive could

UK car manufacturing
27 June 2019 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK car production drops -15.5% in May, with 21,239 fewer units manufactured in the month. 8 in every ten cars made shipped abroad, illustrating importance of free and frictionless trade. Overall output has now fallen for 12 months in a

25 June 2019 #Europe #SMMT News

Securing a Brexit deal to protect Britain’s biggest exporter must be next leader’s top priority, urges SMMT, as first-ever UK auto trade report highlights importance of £101bn trading powerhouse.1
New calculations reveal potential £50,000-a-minute cost of hard Brexit border delays to UK automotive manufacturers.
Loss of Automotive would force UK out of Top 10 global exporter rankings behind Belgium, Mexico, Canada and Russia.

24 June 2019 #SMMT News

New era for British-Chinese automotive sector collaboration as SMMT signs Co-operation Agreement with China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Arrangement builds on the strong and long-standing relationship between the world’s largest automotive market and the UK, Europe’s fourth biggest vehicle

21 June 2019 #CEO Update

This week SMMT was at the launch of the London EV Infrastructure Delivery Plan, put together via a multi-stakeholder Task Force, with SMMT playing a key role representing UK Automotive in the discussions. We share the mayor’s vision for a

14 June 2019 #CEO Update

Our 2019 Future Mobility Challenge has officially been launched, which sees start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs getting the chance to present their innovations and ideas to five household automotive brands. We’ve come up with eight mobility challenges that need addressing, and

07 June 2019 #CEO Update

We enjoyed a period of huge success in the years following the global financial crisis, but yesterday’s announcement by Ford that it proposes to close its Bridgend plant is another crushing blow for UK automotive manufacturing and, especially, the staff

31 May 2019 #Uncategorised

SMMT is organising UK delegations to various markets for the second half of 2019, including Israel, USA, Poland and China, as well as a visit to India early next year. You can see SMMT’s upcoming calendar of international events online

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