Tag Archives: SMMT

Motor industry looks for female talent

The UK motor industry is on the search for the most influential British women in the sector this summer, after research by the Automotive Council found that women working in automotive manufacturing are outnumbered by men three to one. In the UK as a whole, just nine per cent of UK engineering employees are female, the lowest proportion in Europe, […]

Manufacturing sees best Q1 since 2004

British car manufacturing continued its strong growth in March with output increasing 9.8% to 159,074 units, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Overseas demand showed the biggest gains, up 14.3% in the month, while production for the home market was broadly stable, falling slightly by -1.4%. It was a trend reflected in […]

Van overloading undermines tech advances

Advances in van safety technology could be undermined by dangerous overloading, warns the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today. Almost nine in 10 (88.5%) of the 2,381 vans weighed last year by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) were found to be overloaded, a worse record than the previous year in which 84% of the 3,337 checked […]

UK car production reaches record high

British car manufacturing has hit its highest level for the year-to-date in a decade, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 1,318,452 new cars rolled off UK production lines in the first 10 months of the year, the best performance since 2005 and up 2.8% year-to-date. Exports drove volumes in […]

2015 record year for car sales

According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), new car sales dipped by 1.1% in October. However, CAP urges the industry and the public to look at the bigger picture and applaud a record year for new car sales in 2015. No growth in November and December will still result in 2.6 million new […]

Automechanika Birmingham‎ to host SMMT Forum

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) will host its next Open Forum event at Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s first trade show dedicated to automotive supply chain and aftermarket companies. SMMT Open Forum brings together UK automotive industry delegates for a day of insightful discussions and networking. The event’s focus is on opportunities in the UK’s automotive supply chain […]

UK moves towards record vehicle production

The UK automotive industry is on course to break manufacturing records by the end of the decade, according to a new forecast report launched today by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Annual car production is expected to pass the two million milestone by 2020 – breaking the current record of 1.92 million cars which was set in […]

Meet the buyer joins Automechanika 2016

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) Meet the Buyer event will relocate in 2016 to join Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s first trade show dedicated to automotive supply chain and aftermarket companies. Meet the Buyer brings together automotive purchasers with suppliers who can meet their specific requirements. At the 2015 event in May, SMMT arranged more than 300 one-to-one meetings […]

‘Carmakers are cheating customers’

Motorists are being duped by carmakers into buying vehicles which claim to be more fuel efficient than they really are, a new report claims. Transport & Environment said Europe’s carmakers routinely abused tests on fuel performance and CO2 emissions. The lobby group found an average 40% gap between the fuel and C02 emitted in lab tests against road driving. The […]

UK car manufacturing increased

UK car manufacturing output increased 40.6% in August, according to latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 99,910 cars were built in the month, taking year-to-date production volumes past one million – a gain of 1.6%. Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive said, ‘The quieter summer months are traditionally subject to fluctuation as production is paused for […]

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