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Motorsport to Automotive Testimonials and Successes

Motorsport to Automotive Partners


Automotive OEMS

"Within JLR we had established that in order to reduce costs & lead times on our early Prototypes we needed to move away from sourcing components through our OEM suppliers where there is limited value for either party. 
The MIA showcase event at JLR provided the perfect opportunity to engage with local suppliers that are able to offer the components we need often at reduced lead times, reduced cost & to the quality we require. We have already had productive discussions with several suppliers & we are starting to engage them in producing components on our behalf."
David Harlow
Senior Manager - Prototype Vehicle Operations, Engineering Technical Services - Jaguar Land Rover

“We continue to invest hugely and can always learn how to be more efficient and effective. If you bring engineers together, you will always get something good out of it. These guys are here today sharing ideas and learning from each other.” 
Joe Greenwell
Former Chairman of Ford UK

“The motorsport industry can provide the knowledge and facilities to help the Automotive industry progress new technology ideas to Technology Readiness Level 6 and Manufacturing Readiness Level 5” 
Jerry Hardcastle MBE
Former General Manager – Innovation & Performance Projects/ Global Marketing & Communications 
Nissan Motor Company

"The UK has a great strength in motorsport and high performance engineering. At JLR, we are determined to realise the potential this offers for driving technological innovation in our products. The showcase at Gaydon was a big step in the overall "Motorsport to Automotive" journey." 
Tony Harper
 Head of Research - Jaguar Land Rover

MIA Members

"The MIA's events have helped us to secure ongoing work with a major UK car manufacturer. The opportunity to present our prototyping capability to so many engineers in one day has been invaluable."
Joe Ellis
Managing Director - BTB Exhausts
"The MIA's Motorsport to Automotive initiatives have always proven to be highly focussed - they are a very effective way to make contact with the specific OEM departments most relevant to our business."
Martin Dewey
General Manager - DC Electronics - Motorsport Specialist
"The Programme has provided good opportunities to broaden our range of contacts in the automotive primes."
Peter Dickin
Marketing Manager - Delcam
“The MIA M2Auto events provide an excellent environment to showcase our capabilities to a targeted audience within the customer's premises.
We have generated real new business leads and established very useful new contacts at every M2Auto event we have attended.”
Daren Mottershead
Manager (Sales and Marketing) - MAHLE Powertrain
The Automotive Programme has helped us to make the right contacts with potential customers; individuals we would otherwise have found difficult to identify and gain access to.
Steve Barbour 
Managing Director - Sigma Composites 
“The MIA “Open Doors” for SPAL UK, being extremely pro-active within the Automotive, Aerospace, Marine and Defence. MIA have given SPAL UK a “Fast-Track” approach to capitalise on the manufacturing growth we currently enjoy today."
Kevin Aldrich
OEM Business Development Manager – SPAL UK
"The MIA have identified the mutual benefits that companies involved in the Motorsport supply chain can bring to general automotive manufacturers and are actively promoting these advantages through Showcase events and their considerable network of contacts, on behalf of the MIA membership."
Les Caffrey
General Manager - United Springs


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