31 May 2019 #CEO Update

This week we revealed manufacturing figures for April that seemed to take everyone – except the industry – by surprise, with a -44.5% drop in British-built cars compared with April 2018. The severity of the fall was primarily due to

24 May 2019 #CEO Update

This week saw our 40th anniversary Test Day event take place at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. The event was started in 1979 as an opportunity for manufacturers to meet with journalists and allow them to sample the full range

10 May 2019 #CEO Update

Registration figures for April were published this week, showing a -4.1% drop over the 2018 numbers, with private and business purchases down but fleet registrations propping up the month’s total with a 2.9% boost. Clearly there is still uncertainty in

03 May 2019 #Uncategorised

Industry Forum has launched a new set of courses, perfect for both supply chain professionals and those who require awareness of the processes as part of their role. To celebrate the launch, Industry Forum is offering buy one get one

03 May 2019 #CEO Update

This week we launched our new Van Report at CV Show 2019 in Birmingham. The report highlights the importance of the UK’s light commercial vehicles not just to our economy but to the one in 10 of UK workers who

03 May 2019 #Uncategorised

If you are interested in the Polish automotive market or are currently trading and would like to explore further business opportunities then join SMMT, Santander and the Department for International Trade at a breakfast roundtable in Wolverhampton on 14 May.

30 April 2019 #UK Manufacturing

British engine production down -6.3% in March with 244,201 units manufactured. Demand at home and abroad down -14.1% and -1.5% respectively. Q1 output down -7.6% overall driven by double digit -15.1% fall in domestic market. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive,

30 April 2019 #UK Manufacturing

Number of CVs built in the UK rises 24.5% in March as 9,098 vans, trucks and buses leave production lines. Domestic market up 58.6% to meet consumer response to strong market incentives. Q1 performance grows 41.2% on 2018, up 8,032

30 April 2019 #UK Manufacturing

British car production declines for 10th month in a row, down -14.4% in March, with 126,195 units built. Output for export falls -13.4% as soft demand in key Asian and European markets continues. Manufacturing for home market drops -18.1%, with

26 April 2019 #CEO Update

The CV Show 2019 opens at the NEC next week, with thousands of visitors registered to attend the UK’s largest commercial vehicle show. It’s no wonder that the event will feature world-first industry launches, because the country remains a vital

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