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SMMT Open Access: Ford – Powertrain purchasing and engineering requirements

15 Oct 2013

View Ford’s requirements and complete Supplier Match Form here. Save the completed form to your desktop and return to supplychain@smmt.co.uk.  
The Supplier Match Form will demonstrate your company can supply the products or technologies to Ford that are required and listed.
The Open Access series is designed for engineering and purchasing teams at UK based vehicle manufacturers and global Tier 1 suppliersto meet a number of specially selected UK suppliers in a single day. The first invite-only event will be Open Access: Ford in Essex on Tuesday 19 November.

More Open Access events will soon be announced to take place in the coming months as a progression from SMMT's Meet the Buyer . Each will be specifically focused on the demands of each host manufacturer and will include the opportunity to discuss technologies with engineers.
The first event, hosted by Ford, will focus on sourcing powertrain components and new powertrain technologies. The demand list from Ford buyers and engineers includes specialised cooling and modelling capabilities, engine mounts and testing facilities, air intake systems and engine components with a focus on low emission technology.

A fully detailed list can be seen here, and suppliers who match these capabilities are encouraged to complete a Supplier Match Form that accompanies the list.

All matched suppliers will be reviewed and invited to the event accordingly. Invited SMMT member suppliers can exhibit free of charge, non-members will be able to exhibit for £500+VAT.
Each OEM or Tier 1 manufacturer will host around 20 UK supplier exhibition stands, selected on criteria given by engineering and purchasing departments at the particular manufacturer. 
The 2014 events will all be tailored to the demand from buyers and engineers at participating manufacturers, each with a different focus. Tier 1 and 2 suppliers are being urged to express interest in the series as a whole here.

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