Virtual roundtable for automotive manufacturers

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the automotive manufacturing sector to a greater degree than almost all others. We are hosting a virtual round table forum specifically for automotive manufacturers at 12.30pm on Wednesday 16 September. To register your place, please email ben.horseman@rsmuk.com.

Our round table event is planned to allow senior executives within all parts of the automotive manufacturing sector to meet and discuss the challenges facing the industry now and into the future. Whilst the immediate challenge of getting back to work and managing cash flows and productivity remain a key focus, the ongoing move towards automation, mobility as a service and connectivity remain important areas within the future of the automobile and those that manufacture them. Here we can discuss thoughts and ideas on what the industry can do to meet customer demands alongside ways and means of responding to the key issues currently facing businesses.

At the height of lockdown a 99.7 percent drop in UK car manufacturing production was the harsh reality for the industry resulting in thousands of staff on furlough leave and many business owners and directors desperately needing clarity from government, customers and suppliers. Over the last couple of months, attention has been firmly focussed on restarting operations and statistics suggest that demand is steadily increasing with a 51 percent monthly rise in the number of cars manufactured in the UK in July and new car registrations also up 11.3 percent for the same period. However, with the CJRS scheme currently due to conclude at the end of October and car production down by 40 percent for the first half of the year, many automotive manufacturers are staring into the reality that they will need to find ways of managing costs over the coming months, and all of this with Brexit looming on the horizon. 

Some of the areas we are sure will be covered can be found below but our expectation is that the conversation will be free flowing amongst the group.

  • Business continuity and funding
  • Demand planning, workforce and supply chain
  • The lasting impact and technology.

To register your place, please email ben.horseman@rsmuk.com.

Event details

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