The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reveals the six shortlisted entries for its Award for Automotive Innovation 2012.
An advanced manufacturing hub designed to grow the automotive supply chain in Birmingham is one of six new economic zones chosen by the city to receive multimillion pound investments.
Production has been halted at Vauxhall’s Luton and Ellesmere Port plants for a whole week due to the slump in European demand.
Ford has confirmed industrial adhesives manufacturer Henkel as its preferred supplier.
Southampton has a long maritime history and this week the city will come alive with some of the top names in maritime manufacturing.
The Business Secretary Vince Cable will make a speech on Tuesday morning setting out plans for an industrial strategy for the UK, just as lobbyists release their appeals for the same.
The WMG (formerly Warwick Manufacturing Group) is to open the new centre with funds from the Government (£9m) and the lottery (£4m). Research will focus on the development of batteries for hybrid and electric-powered vehicles.
Fuel cell electric car design has moved one step further today as Intelligent Energy and Ricardo announced plans to work together and pool their expertise.