The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders will bring the UK automotive industry together at a special event in Birmingham this summer as part of efforts to boost supply chain reshoring and make British cars more British.
UK vehicle manufacturing output has continued to grow over recent years, driven by record export demand, which has led to further growth and opportunities for supply chain companies. Meanwhile, the resurgent new car market has helped boost the UK’s important aftermarket sector – now the fourth biggest in Europe.
To help British companies exploit this growth, SMMT’s Meet the Buyer event will return to Automechanika Birmingham this June for a second year.
The event, run in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s Automotive Investment Organisation, encourages inward investment by bringing together purchasers from vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers and matching them with component makers of all sizes in hundreds of one-to-one meetings.