The Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) Awards, which showcase the successes of the region’s diverse range of vehicle manufacturers, supply chain companies and service providers, took place at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester on 10th November 2016.
The winner of the overall NAA ‘Company of the Year Award’ 2016, sponsored by Bentley Motors Ltd, was Scorpion Automotive Ltd.
Chorley based Scorpion Automotive is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle alarm, immobiliser and GPS fleet management & 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 Motors, 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. The rigorous assessment criteria including Scorpion’s effectiveness in lean manufacturing methodologies and techniques that focus on improvements in: quality, cost, productivity, physical waste reduction, customer service and safety – all underpinned by developments in a lasting culture of continuous improvement.
Commenting on receiving the Awards, Mark Downing, Managing Director of Scorpion Automotive (pictured left), 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.”