March 8, 2017 1 comment

Having attended a variety of events during the last 12 months where UK automotive industry experts have discussed changes to the industry, we thought an overview of the areas of automotive trends may be of interest. 1.  Zero Emmission Vehicles Zero-emission cars are the ultimate goal in green motoring – they are vehicles that emit no tailpipe pollutants from the onboard source of power.  They fall in to 2 categories; battery electric vehicles and fuel…

March 7, 2017 1 comment

Having attended a variety of events during the last 6 months where UK automotive industry experts have discussed changes to the industry we thought a quick overview of the areas of automotive innovation may be of interest. Product/technology Innovation This is the area we currently think of in terms of innovation Business Model Innovation Will we own cars or will we sell mobility? Human Capital and Skills Innovation Will we move towards more open innovation as…

June 13, 2016 No comments exist

Automechanika is a leading trade event the brings together the whole of the automotive after market and supply chain and 2016 is first time it has been held in the UK.  With 600 stands and 12,000 visitors we are confident it will be returning again soon! Our Top 3 Highlights Manufacturing is Great Stand – The stand showcased some great British automotive manufacturing.  This included a vehicle with half of the body work removed giving visibility of the…

April 28, 2016 No comments exist

Attending Mach 2016 on April 13th gave us time to think about the impact of additive manufacturing (3D printing) on our industry. Jim Woodcock, Head of Content at The TCT Group, chaired the engaging seminar session.  First of all, Simon Chandler, from Create3D, explained that the term ‘3D printing’ actually groups together 12 different types of technology from desk top plastic printing through to large scale metal printers. Consequently, the range of materials are also…

February 28, 2016 No comments exist

The first Automechanika in the UK is at Birmingham in June.  This world leading exhibition for the automotive supply chain and aftermarket comes to the UK for the first time.  We will be attending the event to understand a little bit more from the Industry experts on the important issues currently being faced in the UK.  If you want to understand more about this event then take a look at the exhibition’s website  https://www.automechanika-birmingham.com