Composites Leadership Forum

Automotive Industry Sector Group

Established by the Automotive Council’s Manufacturing Group and the CLF. The Group is chaired by Henry Sarel-Cooke of GKN Wheels & Structures.

Aim: “to facilitate development of UK technology capability and supply chain capacity to deliver high productivity manufacturing of globally competitive, higher volume composite structures and components”.

The ACG has set targets, mapped out the supply chain development required and is now seeking to fill gaps that could restrict future development.
It is working with Government and funding bodies to identify funding mechanisms to facilitate this.

Automotive group targets:

Recent and ongoing activity


Participants include:

  • McLaren     
  • JLR
  • Nissan
  • Williams     
  • GKN
  • Solvay
  • Gordon Murray Design
  • Nippon Electric Glass
  • Nottingham University
  • National Composites Centre
  • Dept for International Trade
  • Innovate UK
  • APC


Henry Sarel-Cooke, GKN Wheels & Structures


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