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SMMT hosts Russian mission

UK automotive companies have been investigating the opportunities of new business in Russia.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, in partnership with UK Trade and Industry, hosted a trade mission attended by 25 delegates from 17 countries.

They included representatives of vehicle designers and manufacturers and component and aftermarket suppliers.

A mini trade show was hosted by the ambassador to the Russian Federation, Anthony Brenton, CMG. After an address by Brenton and a series of presentations, delegates showcased products and services to up to 100 Russian industry executives.

Leading the mission, SMMT international manager Russell Murty said: 'There are some great opportunities for UK suppliers in this potentially huge market. Our job is to bridge the divide between potential and success, bringing tangible leads to UK companies through face-to-face contact.'

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