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UK car manufacturing picked up pace in March with improvements seen in both domestic and overseas markets, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 24 April 2014
Bourne Technical Mouldings (BTM) will cease trading on 28 April due to “cash flow problems” despite being “busier than ever”, according to a company employee. 11 April 2014
The results of the fifth round of the UK Regional Growth Fund (RGF) have been announced, with the automotive industry securing a substantial slice of the £300m on offer. 11 April 2014
Cooper Tire Europe has been selected as the official tyre supplier for the Titan Desert by Garmin mountain bike marathon, which begins later this month in Morocco. 10 April 2014
Sales of new cars rose at their fastest rate for a decade in March, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). There were 464,824 new car registrations, a year-on-year rise of 17.7%. 4 April 2014
Rolls-Royce welcomed more than 60 schoolchildren from England and France for a look behind the scenes at its home of luxury car manufacturing. 4 April 2014
UK R&D into low-carbon technology for use by the automotive sector is attracting “real interest” from investors, according to Joe Greenwell, chief executive of the Automotive Investment Organisation. 27 March 2014
Engel has won another order to supply injection moulding equipment to BMW's Leipzig factory in Germany, to manufacture car body shell components for the BMW i3 electric vehicle. 20 March 2014
UK car output was “stable” in February but the value of vehicles continues to rise, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 20 March 2014
Plastic mould tool specialist, Promold International, is sponsoring the British Touring Car Championship team Quantel Bifold Racing. 14 March 2014
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has secured £13.3m for the UK’s automotive sector from the government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI), a fund designed to improve the global competitiveness of UK advanced manufacturing supply chains.

  7 March 2014

A Lancashire-based firm that makes coated fabrics for the automotive industry is planning on growing its European business after it invested almost £1.3m in machinery. 7 March 2014
UK car sales in February increased 3% from a year ago, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The latest figures means that sales of new cars have risen for every month for two years. 6 March 2014
Keith Crain, who has led Automotive News for more than four decades, has been elected to the Automotive Hall of Fame. 6 March 2014
Jaguar Land Rover has started the recruitment of 1,700 jobs first announced in September 2013. The first phase will recruit more than 500 semi-skilled production operator jobs to support the production of new vehicles, reflecting the significant growth and expansion plans for its Solihull site. 28 February 2014


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