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. It undertakes a variety of activities to support and represent the interests of the industry and has a long history of achievement.
Working closely with member companies, SMMT acts as the voice of the UK motor industry, supporting and promoting its interests, at home and abroad, to government, stakeholders and the media.
SMMT represents more than 700 automotive companies in the UK, ranging from OEMs to SMEs, providing them with a forum to voice their views on issues affecting the automotive sector, helping to guide strategies and build positive relationships with government and regulatory authorities.
Whether the industry is your business or it impacts on your organisation in any way, SMMT can deliver real business benefits to help your company meet the challenges of the future. Take a look at our showcase pages for more information about the services SMMT provides to its members.
The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy accounting for more than £71.6 billion turnover and £18.9 billion value added. With some 169,000 people employed directly in manufacturing and 814,000 across the wider automotive industry, it accounts for 12.0% of total UK export of goods and invests £2.5 billion each year in automotive R&D. More than 30 manufacturers build in excess of 70 models of vehicle in the UK supported by more than 2,000 component providers and some of the world’s most skilled engineers.
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