Rolls-Royce announces plans to expand Goodwood manufacturing site

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility at Goodwood in West Sussex as the brand celebrates significant growth in global sales. The expansion will see total investment of approximately £10 million and will complete the final phase of the site’s development. Work will see the assembly hall increased in size by more than… Read more »

JLR welcomes largest intake of UK graduates in company history

Released 5th September 2011 Jaguar Land Rover today welcomed its largest single intake of graduates in the company’s history. The 336 new recruits are beginning a two year programme developed to provide the right blend of technical expertise, personal development and knowledge needed for a truly rewarding career at one of the world’s leading automotive… Read more »

Industry Forum announces new Chief Executive

It has been announced today that Dr Chris Owen has been appointed Chief Executive of SMMT Industry Forum – the world-leading productivity improvement and training business. Since 1995, the organisation has provided support services to global companies across manufacturing industries, capitalising on its unique automotive heritage. “I am delighted that Chris has agreed to lead… Read more »

Industry Forum launches new Leadership & Cultural Change Programme

Industry Forum has launched a new Leadership & Cultural Change Programme which will be run at its modern Learning Centre in Birmingham. The first course is due to run between 29th November 2011 and 2nd December 2011. The Leadership and Cultural Change Programme is designed to equip leaders of teams, change agents and engineering project/programme… Read more »

SMMT Award for Automotive Innovation 2011

Are you at the forefront of automotive technology, developing tomorrow’s cutting-edge products today? SMMT is calling on all automotive innovators to finalise their entries for this year’s Award for Automotive Innovation, as there are just five weeks remaining before the entry deadline closes at midnight on 24 August 2011. Sponsored by GKN Driveline, the Award… Read more »

Industry Forum is recruiting!

We are currently seeking full-time employees and part-time associates for UK and worldwide work. As an organisation delivering business excellence across a diverse range of  sectors worldwide, we are continually looking for talented, self-motivated, inspirational people to join our team. Applications from people who can demonstrate the ability to work effectively and engage with employees… Read more »

SMMT IF Deliver VDA 6.3 seminar in Thailand

SMMT IF, in association with Quality Partner and TUV Nord delivered a seminar on the 14th May 2011 in Thailand to raise the awareness of VDA 6.3 Process Audit. The seminar, delivered by Paul Hardiman, was attended by over 60 delegates from companies in the automotive supply chain. The seminar received positive feedback and many… Read more »

Industry Forum drives the flag with Toyota’s British built Auris Hybrid

The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) Industry Forum has replaced its fleet of Avensis saloons after five years use with six Auris Hybrids, built at Toyota’s manufacturing plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire. With combined CO2 emissions of 93g/km and a combined fuel consumption figure of 70.6 mpg, the Auris Hybrid makes environmental and economical… Read more »