Automechanika Birmingham 2017 part of UK automotive’s reshoring efforts

SMMT CEO Mike Hawes told journalists that reshoring efforts are well underway

Not only is Automechanika Birmingham 2017 set to be 70 per cent bigger than last year’s inaugural show, this year’s event seeks to connect the aftermarket with industry and government to support inward investment. Speaking at a press conference in central London on 9 March, Automechanika Birmingham event director Simon Albert and SMMT chief executive shared how they will bring the UK automotive industry together as part of efforts to “boost supply chain reshoring and make British cars more British” while at the same connecting the manufacturing and aftermarket sectors with each other.

UK vehicle manufacturing output has continued to grow over recent

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