Northern Automotive Alliance Awards highlight innovation in the region’s automotive businesses

Northern Automotive Alliance Awards


The winners of the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) Awards 2016, sponsored by Festo and GEFCO, show that there is widespread and diverse innovation in the region’s automotive companies.


The NAA Awards, which showcase the successes of vehicle manufacturers, supply chain companies and service providers in the region, took place in Manchester on 10th November 2016. Lawrence Davies MBE, CEO, Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO), Department for International Trade, gave a keynote speech to the audience of over 270 members of the Northern and national automotive communities.


The winner of the overall NAA Company of the Year Award 2016, sponsored by Bentley Motors Ltd, was Scorpion Automotive Ltd. Scorpion Automotive is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle alarm, immobiliser and GPS fleet management and theft tracking systems for cars, motorcycles, LCVs and HGVs. Scorpion products are supplied worldwide to automotive manufacturers such as Aston Martin, BMW Motorrad, BAC, Caterham, Toyota, Subaru, Isuzu, DAF Trucks, Leyland Trucks, Iveco, Norton and Triumph Motorcycles. The judges awarded the NAA Company of the Year accolade to Scorpion based on the “all-round excellence of the business, including achievements in the areas of manufacturing, quality and international trade.”


Scorpion Automotive also won the Manufacturing Excellence Award, sponsored by Vauxhall, for measurable improvements that the TS16949 accredited company has made in its manufacturing, backed up by a recent £1 million investment in a new state of the art manufacturing facility.


Commenting on receiving the Awards, Mark Downing, Managing Director of Scorpion Automotive, said “We’re delighted to have won the Northern Automotive Alliance Manufacturing Excellence and Company of the Year Awards. Scorpion Automotive is fast becoming a global force in the design and manufacture of automotive electronic products, alarms, immobilisers, GPS tracking systems and LED technology. Being an NAA Award winner will be another reason for vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket customers in 15 countries spanning 6 continents to continue choosing to work with us.”


The winners at the NAA Awards event were:


Innovation Award
Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover
SOMI Trailers Ltd


International Trade Award
Sponsored by Morson Group
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) Ltd


Marketing Award
Sponsored by Mini Gears
EA Technology Ltd (for the Electric Nation project)


People & Skills Award
Sponsored by Industry Forum
Auto Marine Cables Ltd


Manufacturing Excellence Award
Sponsored by Vauxhall
Scorpion Automotive Ltd


Logistics Excellence Award
Sponsored by DHL Supply Chain
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) Ltd


Company of the Year Award
Sponsored by Bentley Motors Ltd
Scorpion Automotive Ltd

The Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) is an independent, not-for-profit company which provides a membership service combined with a project management delivery function to the automotive community. The NAA supports micro-companies through to the locally-based global vehicle manufacturers. It offers a diverse service using its established networks. This includes the provision of training, events, funding applications and strategic, business and technical advice.