UK Automotive

Supply Chain

A strong UK supply base is fundamental to the future success of the wider automotive industry. The UK is home to over 30 automotive manufacturers, producing cars, vans, trucks, buses and engines – who want to take advantage of increased local sourcing.
18 of the world’s top 20 automotive suppliers operate in the UK and SMMT is committed to driving growth in the supply chain.

UK Automotive Supply Chain

Automotive Components Section (ACS)

SMMT’s Automotive Components Section is a dedicated committee meets quarterly to discuss common issues and provide SMMT with input on future direction. Read more on the group in the committees section.

Automotive Supplier Finder (ASF)

SMMT’s Automotive Supplier Finder (ASF) service is designed to match buyers to UK suppliers. Buyers can browse details on thousands of companies and search amongst over 4,000 product and service categories, while suppliers can create a free profile.

Automotive Council: Supply Chain Group work

SMMT is an active member of the Automotive Council, a group established to increase collaboration between industry and government. SMMT sits on the Council’s Supply Chain Group (SCG), developing the SCG strategies and activities. One of SMMT’s key responsibilities is to identify and facilitate more business opportunities for UK suppliers.

Meet the Buyer Events

SMMT Meet the Buyer matches UK suppliers with OEM and tier 1 buyers based, acting as a unique opportunity for suppliers to gain new customers. For more information and to register your interest, read the Meet the Buyer event page.

Open Forum

Open Forum brings together 300 delegates for a day of presentations, knowledge sharing and discussion. The events focus on opportunities in the UK’s automotive supply chain, with experts and key decision makers speaking on a variety of industry topics, as well as networking with senior industry leaders.

For further information on how SMMT supports the UK supply chain, e-mail the Supply Chain Section Managers.