18 April 2019 #CEO Update

Protestors have delivered gridlock to central London this week, with one of their suggestions being that the government should reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025 – including the removal of all petrol and diesel vehicles from the road by

12 April 2019 #Uncategorised

On the morning of 16 May, Industry Forum will be hosting a half-day Product Market Groups and Strategy Training session. Industry Forum works with clients to analyse their offerings in the form of Product Market Groups (PMG), a way to

12 April 2019 #Uncategorised

Industry Forum has announced two training sessions that will take place at Automechanika Birmingham in June, intended for those in the industry who want understand more about best practice in supply chain and manufacturing. Supply Chain Management 10am-12pm, 5 June

12 April 2019 #CEO Update

Yet another week of frenzied Brexit discussion might have finished with a six-month delay, but for UK business there’s no end in sight to the instability and uncertainty. On the one hand, it’s positive that we’ve avoided a ‘no deal’

05 April 2019 #Uncategorised

This week saw the third biennial SMMT Connected conference taking place in central London, a timely opportunity for over 450 industry experts, policy makers and journalists to discuss the latest developments in connected and autonomous vehicles. SMMT CEO Mike Hawes

05 April 2019 #CEO Update

This week saw SMMT Connected 2019 taking place at the QEII Centre in London – it has been two years since we last held the conference, and the pace of development of connected and autonomous vehicles in that time has

29 March 2019 #Uncategorised

SMMT is co-hosting a roundtable automotive breakfast event in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs LLP and the UK Israel Tech Hub at EcoMotion in Tel Aviv on 11 June 2019. A number of high-profile companies are already confirmed to attend,

29 March 2019 #CEO Update

UK automotive manufacturing figures for February were released this week – the most attention-grabbing of the numbers was the -15.3% year-on-year drop in car production, which now marks nine successive months of decline. This drop is by no means just

28 March 2019 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK engine manufacturing down -7.0% in February, with 235,595 units built. Double-digit drop in domestic output as manufacturers respond to market demand. Proportion of engines built for export grows, highlighting the importance of frictionless trade. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive,

28 March 2019 #UK Manufacturing

British car manufacturing declines -15.3% in February, with 123,203 units produced.
Production for home market falls for ninth consecutive month, down -11.0%.

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