The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. Its resources, reputation and unrivalled automotive data place it at the heart of the UK automotive industry.

SMMT is the voice of the UK motor industry, supporting and promoting its members’ interests, at home and abroad, to government, stakeholders and the media.

SMMT represents more than 800 automotive companies in the UK, providing them with a forum to voice their views on issues affecting the sector, helping to guide strategies and build positive relationships with government and regulatory authorities.

SMMT Member Services

SMMT undertakes a wide variety of activities to support its wide membership base, helping them grow their businesses, become more profitable and improve their sustainability.

In addition to hosting member events, regularly producing industry reports and providing access to a wide range of industry data, SMMT also offers a wealth of services to its members.

  • Automotive Logistics – Improvements in logistics drive down the cost of vehicle manufacturing and significantly increase productivity. SMMT supports members improve the efficiency of their automotive logistics operations through a range of initiatives.
  • Certification and Training – With over 150 specialist consultants and trainers, working in more than 30 countries, across 5 continents, SMMT Industry Forum has proudly delivered well over 500 consultancy programmes and trained close to 30,000 manufacturing professionals. Our Quality Management Division (QMD) is a community of practice which directly supports UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance.
  • Funding and Support – The UK government is frequently reviewing and creating various initiatives to support R&D, business growth, low carbon, and business efficiency improvements. SMMT has created a digital Funding and Support Guide to capture and provide members with information about current and future schemes and their availability.
  • International Services – SMMT International helps UK automotive companies to trade overseas and increase their presence in international markets.
  • Safe Harbour – Safe Harbour is an initiative SMMT has developed specifically to support automotive suppliers impacted by COVID-19.It provides a mechanism which suppliers can use to bring their customers and stakeholders together to discuss how they collectively can support and address some of the challenges or issues they may have as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities – SMMT offers a number of tailored sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities for both members and non-members to help their businesses grow.


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