Welcome to the Automotive Cluster in Wales
Welcome to the Welsh Automotive Forum (WAF). An independent
company, incorporated in 2001, to develop a common approach in
achieving sustainable continuous improvement for the Automotive
Industry in Wales. An industry led organisation, supported by its
Members, Industry Wales and the Welsh Government. The Board of
Directors comprises senior executives from the industry and Robert
O'Neil is the Chief Executive.
The role of the Welsh Automotive Forum continues to deepen and
widen. This places it firmly at the centre of automotive activities
in Wales which befits its status as the only body which is of, as
well as for, the country's automotive sector.
The industry in Wales consists of 2 niche vehicle makers,
30 Tier 1s and 1 OE Engine Plant, with a further 100 + companies in
the service and supply chain, many of which are small and medium
enterprises. In total some 13,000 people in Wales are
directly employed in this sector with other jobs being generated by
the multiplier effect. The industry generates sales on average of
£2.6billion per annum and has a combined payroll in excess of
£0.5Bn per annum.
Calling all electric vehicle supply chain
The Welsh Automotive Forum has embarked on an
ambitious project on behalf of Welsh Government to identify and map
those companies in Wales that currently are, or could, operate in
the new Net Zero Emission Vehicle market. We are looking for any
companies that currently supply the market, or have the capability,
adaptability, and vision to change their process and participate in
electric (or hydrogen) vehicle supply chains in the future.
Your company may already supply the internal combustion engine
market or may not be involved in the automotive sector at all, but
you have the competence and the capability to supply the battery
technology, power electronics, electric motor, or any other side of
this burgeoning industry.
Our aim long term is to bring together in Wales companies that
can work together, building clusters of businesses with similar
interests in the future mobility sector, one that we can market
internationally and help strengthen the sector safeguard
If you think your business should be part of this exciting
future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wales harmonizes support for power device
and sensor technology
Industry, government and academia are working together in Wales
to accelerate development of compound semiconductors through the
world's first dedicated compound semiconductor cluster.
"For high power applications, the advanced performance offered
by compound semiconductors make them essential for smaller and
lighter components allowing extended ranges for EVs," says Chris
Meadows, director of CSconnected, a trade association for
organizations in the sector.
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