In the Automotive Sector Deal the Government pledged £16m (subject to business case) for an industry led national supplier competitiveness and productivity improvement programme. It is intended that this improvement activity will be delivered by the NMCL Automotive Programme and led by SMMT.
The programme will utilise the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) system to:
- Improve competitiveness
- Raise workforce capacity
- Grow Productivity
- Boost economic growth
- Increase exports
The NMCL system includes a capability and competitiveness assessments and is supported by quality controlled improvement providers. Support to companies in the automotive supply chain can include training, coaching, mentoring and consultancy.
More details on the NMCL system can be found at www.nmcl.co.uk
In order to be part of the NMCL Automotive programme a company will need to manufacture one or more of the following products:
- Commercial vehicles, buses and coaches
- Trailers and semi-trailers
- Battery electric vehicles
- Off highway vehicles, agricultural, industrial and road tractors
- Motorised and trailer caravans
OR, components, accessories or software used in the vehicles above
OR production equipment designed to enable the manufacture of automotive products
You are invited to declare an initial expression of interest in participating in NMCL Automotive by completing the following survey. Further information on the programme will be forwarded to you.