Low carbon technology innovators head to Japan to showcase the best of british

  • 20 companies will be heading to JSAE 2016 Automotive Show as part of a UK Pavilion
  • UK Pavilion will showcase a diverse range of low carbon technology developers along with their products and will also feature academic experts
  • The Pavilion will feature 2 of the UK’s Automotive technology funding agencies – Advanced Propulsion Centre and Innovate UK
  • 9 of the UK companies will be sharing their innovations at a UK technical congress

A total of 20 British companies will be attending the Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers 2016 Annual Congress in Pacifico, Yokohama. The UK companies will showcase the best of British on the UK Pavilion, with the aim to attract inward investment into the UK, trade with Japanese OEMs and form collaborative partnerships with Japanese R&D organisations.

The UK Pavilion will also include some of the UK’s key support organisations such as The Advanced Propulsion Centre, Innovate UKNiche Vehicle NetworkNorth East Automotive Alliance and MAKE it Sunderland. A range of exciting UK companies will also form the UK Pavilion, these are as follows:

AVID Technology Group

Designs and manufactures technology to make heavy duty vehicles and machinery more efficient and reliable

Caldan Conveyor

Has over 50 years’ of experience in designing, manufacturing and installing overhead and floor conveyors systems


Uses patented technology Virtual Tabulation to redefine what is possible with configuration in terms of complexity and speed.

Continental Engineering Services

An independent provider of comprehensive engineering services, enabling mass production technology to become a reality from small series and niche applications at low cost


Employs its motorsport-inspired engineering and manufacturing capabilities to improve vehicle and driver performance


A fully independent, UK based transport engineering consultancy, with a global reputation for innovation, design and development

Hyperdrive Innovation

Designs and manufactures lithium-ion battery systems incorporating battery management

Intelligent Energy

Develops hydrogen fuel cell power systems for the global automotive, consumer electronics and distributed power and generation markets

Johnson Matthey Battery Systems

Designs and manufactures advanced lithium-ion battery systems for electric vehicles, processing over 70 million cells per year


A high technology engineering company that is developing and manufacturing products for many global industries based on its proprietary ground breaking magnetic gear technology

McLaren Applied Technologies

A high performance electronics, components and software specialist, which continue to set new standards across the Automotive & Motorsport industries

Newcastle University

Academic experts in the Automotive Sector, focusing on key technologies such as electric motors and power electronics


A global provider of software and services for the design, analysis and optimisation of transmissions and drivelines for the automotive, bearings, off road, rail, marine and aerospace industries


Leader in the design, manufacture, integration and B2B commercialization of vehicle electric drivetrains


Are global leaders in motor control technology and are using JSAE2016 to launch the new range products featuring the latest GEN5 technology

SR Technology Innovations

Designs and engineers electronics and control solutions for vehicle applications, focusing primarily on electro-mechanical systems, new engine technologies and digital communications products

The UK has a half day seminar within the JSAE Technical Congress entitled “Innovation in the UK.” This will give the chance for 9 of the UK companies attending JSAE to explain their technologies and why the UK is a thriving place to develop low carbon technology. The Advanced Propulsion Centre, Innovate UK, Magnomatics, Hyperdrive, Johnson Matthey Battery Systems, McLaren Applied Technologies, Avid Technology Ltd, Niche Vehicle Network and Saietta will all present at the Forum.

Ian Constance, CEO of the Advanced Propulsion Centre, said:

The UK offers an exciting integrated approach to supporting automotive Research and Development and building the supply chain from academic research through to vehicle production. Attendance at JSAE provides a platform to show what makes Britain Great. UK companies have a unique opportunity to form collaborative partnerships in a region well known for advanced technology development.

Simon Edmonds, Manufacturing and Materials Director at Innovate UK, said:

The UK is leading the way in low carbon technology innovation and these 20 companies are testament to this success and the excellent R&D support available in the UK from Innovate UK, the APC and others. We look forward to highlighting these strengths in Japan, and also our ground-breaking work on connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.