Tag Archives: automotive

UK spends £21.1 billion on servicing and repair

UK motorists spend a collective £21.1 billion a year on servicing and repair, according to a new report published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The report, The Importance of the Aftermarket to the UK Economy, commissioned by SMMT from independent research consultancy Frost & Sullivan, reveals that UK consumers spend an average £695.39 on car […]

Partnership pushes technical boundaries

AkzoNobel has signed an extension to its agreement with McLaren Automotive which will see the company continue to provide high-performance coatings, working as a technical partner. The two parties – who first began the collaboration five years ago – will continue to work together to develop and create the colors for the range of McLaren models in the Super Series […]

Supply chain is top worry for manufacturers

Manufacturers cite the risk of supply chain disruption as being their greatest cause of concern, according to recent research by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and the business standards company, BSI. 77% of companies identify supply chain complexity as their fastest growing business threat, which is intensified in the automotive industry by often complex globalised logistics operations. It is vital, […]

CO2 emissions continue downward trend

According to the figures published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) yesterday, in 2014 average new car emissions were 123.4g CO2/km compared to 186g CO2/km in 1995 – a 33.7% decrease over the period. This is the result of the long-term efforts of the automobile industry, which have been sustained both with and without legislation. ‘Thanks to huge efforts by […]

Surge in British-sourced components

British cars are being made with more British-sourced components as the UK automotive industry’s renaissance continues apace, new research reveals today. Figures from a new Automotive Council report show that domestic component makers sold 19% more products to UK vehicle producers last year than in 2013. The figures are an important step in the right direction for the UK automotive […]

BEN sees increase in demand

BEN, the automotive industry charity, has reported a 17% increase in the number of people contacting the organisation for help in the last year, with a 34% increase in dedicated helpline calls. In line with this increase in demand, during 2014 the charity further developed its services for the automotive industry, by carrying out a strategic review of BEN’s essential […]