Blog: Simon WarburtonA picture of automotive Britain

Simon Warburton | 10 November 2010

Pictures have been released from the UK's Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT),which has teamed up with professional and student photographers.

"From design and development, to manufacture and retail across components, cars, buses and commercial vehicles, the UK has one of the world's most diverse automotive sectors," said SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt.

"These unique images give an up-to-date view of the work and people involved in one of the UK's most important industries."

Photographs include shots of the finishing line at the Mini Plant in Oxford, Vauxhall's body-in-white plant at Ellesmere Port near Liverpool, Nissan's ultra-modern Rotunda design studio in Paddington, the new climatic wind tunnel of the MIRA vehicle test facility near Nuneaton, as well as visuals of Ford's wind turbines that power the Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC) in Essex.


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