About SMMT

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. Its resources, reputation and unrivalled automotive data place it at the heart of the UK automotive industry.

SMMT is the voice of the UK motor industry, supporting and promoting its members’ interests, at home and abroad, to government, stakeholders and the media.

SMMT represents more than 800 automotive companies in the UK, providing them with a forum to voice their views on issues affecting the sector, helping to guide strategies and build positive relationships with government and regulatory authorities.

SMMT Member Services

SMMT membership provides access to a wealth of member services designed to develop and support your business. As part of one of the UK’s most influential trade associations, membership will place your business at the heart of the automotive sector, giving you a stronger voice in shaping policy and legislation across the UK and Europe. SMMT undertakes a wide variety of activities to support its wide membership base, helping them grow their businesses, become more profitable and improve their sustainability.

  • Events:

SMMT host a series of events, through-out the year, providing excellent opportunities to showcase products or services through exhibition spaces, network with like-minded companies to assist with business development and gather insights relative to the nature of your business.

  • Funding and Support:

SMMT has created a digital Funding and Support Guide dedicated to assisting members navigate through funding and support initiatives in the UK and abroad.

SMMT provides round the clock access to professional legal advice free to its members.

SMMT provides a technical helpline specifically developed to support members by offering a competitive advantage through knowledge and expertise on a wide range of areas.

  • Certification and Training:

SMMT Industry Forum (IF) is part of the SMMT group offering manufacturing improvement services.  For over 18 years IF has helped companies compete, often globally, through business improvement and change. This is achieved by transforming inefficient processes; improving knowledge and skills; accelerating product development; increasing manufacturing capacity; and reducing costs.

  • International Services:

SMMT International helps UK automotive companies’ trade overseas and increase their presence in international markets. Raise your profile to an international audience, make connections with potential partners, access government funding, research and scope international markets and organise your stand at key international trade shows.

  • SMMT Publications:

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) launched the eighth edition of its popular Trailer Towing Guidance and the Law Guide that helps businesses and individuals to stay on the right side of the law when towing anything weighing up to 3,500kg.

The Motor Industry Press and PR Guide is a comprehensive guide to all automotive manufacturers, PR people and organisations making and shaping news in the industry.

  • Groups and Committees:

SMMT members are able to discuss matters of interest through the organisation’s vast network of committees with over 50 groups to be part of. Members can gain access to all relevant bulletins, agendas, minutes, working documents and circulars.


Should you wish to discuss membership further, please feel free to contact us on +44 (0)20 7235 7000 or email [email protected].

Should you wish to join SMMT today, you may request an application form by telephone, post, email, or view/download the application form here.