Established by the Automotive Council’s Manufacturing Group and the CLF. The Group is chaired by Alan Banks of Ford Motor Company.

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 VCG 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.

Group Targets:

Recent and Ongoing Activity


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


Alan Banks, Ford Motor Company