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20/11/2018

Pritex receives Nissan Quality Award

For the second consecutive year, excellent supplier performance by Pritex has been recognised at the Nissan Regional Supplier Quality Awards which were recently held at Cranfield University.

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29/10/2018

Foam Expo Europe

Speaking to an audience of industry specialists at Foam Expo - Hannover, Liz Stimpson (Materials and Innovation Manager) delivered a compelling presentation outlining the Trends Driving Change in the Automotive Industry.

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19/09/2018

Pritex Strengthens Sales Team

Pritex has supported its growth plans with the appointment of two additional Business Development Managers.

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17/07/2018

Pritex has successfully transitioned from TS 16949:2008 to the new IATF 16949:2016 standard

Following a comprehensive 4 day audit, Pritex are delighted

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22/05/2018

AcuLite X to be launched simultaneously in UK and Germany

June will be a busy month for Pritex as a new high performance lightweight material solution called AcuLite X will be launched at Automotive Interiors Stuttgart and Automechanika Birmingham.

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05/01/2018

Major Funding Deal Announced

As part of the Steinhoff UK Manufacturing and Retail business, Pritex have today confirmed that a new £180m two year independent finance facility has been secured in conjunction with Pepkor Europe.

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19/05/2017

Materials & Innovations Manager Appointed

Pritex are pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Fry as Materials and Innovations Manager.

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08/03/2017

Pritex to Exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Pritex are very pleased to announce that it shall be showcasing it's products and services at Automechanika Birmingham 2017.

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30/11/2016

Pritex Ltd Managing Director and SMMT President urges government to “make the right decisions” and stay in single market as UK motor industry faces £4.5 billion car tariff threat

Gareth Jones this evening urged government to develop its industrial strategy with successful sectors, and to put an

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10/11/2016

Winning for the Environment at the Automotive Global Awards

Pritex wins the Environmental Awareness Award at the fifth Automotive Global Awards for Supply Chain.

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16/05/2016

Pritex welcomes Rebecca Pow MP

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15/02/2016

Pritex to Showcase at Automechanika Birmingham

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18/01/2016

Pritex Ltd appoint Gareth Jones as Managing Director

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26/07/2012

Enhanced testing facilities at the Wellington site

Pritex expands its testing facilities doubling its size

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26/07/2012

Pritex orders a new Ultrasonic machine for additional production capacity

Our second Ultrasonic machine developed in partnership has been placed on order enabling Pritex to double its capacity on low weight high performance automotive acoustic products.

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26/07/2012

Pritex launches a new web-site

Pritex launches new web-site

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25/07/2012

Pritex passes TS16949 and TS16949 audits

TS16949 and TS16949 audits confirm our commitement to Quality and the Environment

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Pritex offering three new innovative products

3 new innovative products developed and market ready Acuzorb , Tuflite , Tufblock

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Pritex Ltd Managing Director and SMMT President urges government to “make the right decisions” and stay in single market as UK motor industry faces £4.5 billion car tariff threat

30/11/2016

Gareth Jone Key Speech

  • Key speech at SMMT's 100th annual dinner focuses on automotive priorities and maintaining industrial strategy post-Brexit.     
  • New figures show threat of tariffs could leave industry and consumers with at least a £4.5 billion pound bill.
  • First report on digital manufacturing in UK automotive outlines huge opportunity for future competitiveness.

 Tuesday 29 November, 2016,Gareth Jones, The President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Managing Director of Wellington based manufacturer Pritex Ltd, this evening urged government to develop its industrial strategy with successful sectors, and to put an immediate focus on automotive priorities post-Brexit. Speaking at the Society’s 100th Annual Dinner, Gareth Jones underlined the industry’s recent impressive growth and outlined the risks to investment and success if the benefits of the single market were lost.

New SMMT analysis suggests that EU tariffs on cars alone could add at least an annual £2.7 billion to imports and £1.8 billion to exports. Import tariffs alone could push up the list price of cars imported to the UK from the continent by an average of £1,500 if brands and their retail networks were unable to absorb these additional costs.1

 The President's address to more than 1,100 industry leaders and government officials came days after SMMT published production figures showing UK car makers are on track to set a new record for exports and beat the production volumes achieved last year.2 He warned, however, that this success was the result of multi-billion pound investment decisions made years before the EU referendum was even a prospect.

 The industry’s fundamental strengths, including one of the world’s most highly skilled and productive workforces, will stand it in good stead to face challenges, but success cannot be taken for granted, Jones said. “The renaissance is down to years of hard work, hard won investment and long-term collaborative partnership between industry and government... We operate in an intensely competitive environment. We need to create the right conditions for future competitiveness, for developing skills and securing the strength of our economy by investing in R&D, and enabling new technologies to be developed here in the UK.”

 Commenting on the strength of the relationship between Government and Industry, not least through the Automotive Council, Gareth Jones said, “The government has – commendably – put industrial strategy at the heart of business and the department for business. It does so as it faces its toughest challenge – leaving the EU. We must make the right decisions: on trade, on regulations and on business competitiveness."

 He went on to say, "The challenge now is to make a success of the new future. We want a strong UK economy and we want to see the UK's influence in the world enhanced. But this cannot be at the expense of jobs, growth or being an open, welcoming trading nation. You, our members, have told us what you want; membership of the single market, consistency in regulations, access to global talent and the ability to trade abroad free from barriers and red tape."

 Jones was speaking as the SMMT launches a new report produced by KPMG, The Digitalisation of Automotive Manufacturing in the UK.3 According to the report, the transition to digital manufacturing through new technologies such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence, has the potential to significantly boost productivity still further. More effective use of data, meanwhile, will reduce plant maintenance downtime, speed up product planning and improve quality, meaning consumers could see the time they have to wait for a new car cut by a third.

 Jones said, “The so-called fourth industrial revolution will be a step change in manufacturing, with production lines developing more over the next five to 10 years than in the past half century.”

 All of this is set to add an annual £6.9 billion to industry turnover, including a £2.6 billion supply chain boost, while also delivering £74 billion to the wider UK economy over the next two decades.Realising this potential will require significant investment – and that will depend upon maintaining the UK’s international competitiveness and being part of future regulatory and standard development.

 Gareth Jones has driven the successful growth and development of Pritex Ltd, the leading manufacturer of acoustic and thermo-acoustic insulation products for automotive and industrial applications since his appointment as Managing Director in January 2016.  He will step down as SMMT President after a two-year term at the end of 2016. His successor, also announced at the Annual Dinner, is Tony Walker, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK and Managing Director, Toyota Motor Europe, London. Tony will take over the position from 2017.

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