SMMT membership provides access to a wealth of member services designed to develop and support your business. As part of one of the UK’s most influential trade associations, membership will place your business at the heart of the automotive sector, giving you a stronger voice in shaping policy and legislation across the UK and Europe.


Hear from our section members the benefits of joining SMMT: Aftermarket Section, Automotive Components Section, Bus and Coach Section, Commercial Vehicle Section and Light Trailer and Trailer Equipment Section.

To find out how your company could benefit from SMMT membership please visit our member benefits page.

To learn more about becoming an SMMT member, download our membership prospectus or contact us directly.

Some information, advice and opportunities are only available to SMMT members, categorised as follows:

As A Member

For those directly, primarily and continuously engaged in all or any of the activities of the design, concept, manufacture, sale, aftersale, disposal and recycling of motor vehicles, components and accessories, in the United Kingdom, for a period of at least 12 months leading up to the time of the application.

As An Associate

For those individuals, firms and corporate bodies wishing to benefit from an association with SMMT upon terms granted by the SMMT Executive, and otherwise being ineligible to be a member of SMMT.

As An affiliate

For those organisations where there is a mutual benefit of association formally recognised, upon terms agreed by the SMMT Executive.

Members Referral Initiative

For members of SMMT that know of a company they think would benefit from SMMT membership, please follow the referral process here.

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