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Understanding the threats from vehicle telematics

The 'Connected Car' video explains how telematics will soon affect the aftermarket value chain and other related industries. eCall will revolutionise the way vehicles are serviced and repaired, enabling vehicle manufacturers to get real-time information about vehicles' health status. As of 2015, the European Commission and the European Parliament plan the mandatory introduction of eCall, the European 112-based emergency call system, in all new models of cars and light vehicles, in order to save lives and reduce the severity of injuries on the road.

This will give vehicle manufacturers a game changing advantage, as independent operators do currently not have the same access in the same timescale. As things stand, only vehicle manufacturers would thus be able to decide who has access to the vehicle and its data, which services will be allowed, under what conditions and for what price.

IAAF and FIGIEFA, as well consumer organisations, leasing companies and the European insurance industry, are calling for the implementation of an open, interoperable, standardised and secure in-vehicle platform.

If you would like more information, contact the IAAF.

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IAAF golf day “one of a kind”

IAAF golf day “one of a kind”

The IAAF has concluded its most popular summer golf day programme ever with one golfer achieving a “hole in one”.

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Network Meeting 24th September

Network Meeting 24th September

The IAAF’s latest breakfast network meeting will provide members with essential advice on corporate fraud, given the recent increase in fraud cases.

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Presenter John Inverdale to host IAAF Conference & Awards

Presenter John Inverdale to host IAAF Conference & Awards

Leading British sports presenter John Inverdale will be the guest host and compère at the IAAF Annual Awards Dinner & Conference on 17 December 2015.

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“Plans to extend MOT frequency threaten road safety”

“Plans to extend MOT frequency threaten road safety”

The IAAF has reacted angrily to potential proposals to extend the frequency of a vehicle’s first MOT test from three years to four years and plans to lobby the government on reversing any such proposals, stating that the current test frequency is both safer and more cost effective for motorists.

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Wendy Williamson appointed to FIGIEFA board

Wendy Williamson appointed to FIGIEFA board

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of IAAF, has been appointed to the board and made treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European independent automotive aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.

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IAAF celebrates 85 years in business

IAAF celebrates 85 years in business

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is celebrating 85 years of trading, in which time it has successfully supported the entire distribution aftermarket of suppliers, motor factors and garages with protecting, strengthening and promoting the automotive industry.

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IAAF announces its summer golf programme

IAAF announces its summer golf programme

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is once again holding its Team Golf Challenge in aid of automotive trade charity BEN.

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Breakfast network meeting addresses the big issues

Breakfast network meeting addresses the big issues

The IAAF’s latest breakfast network meeting addressed the big issues affecting the automotive aftermarket, with internet parts dominating discussions.

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IAAF president Knight calls for unity in parts distribution

IAAF president Knight calls for unity in parts distribution

IAAF president, Graham Knight, has called for unity in the independent automotive aftermarket following a period of intense activity in the distribution sector surrounding buying groups and motor factors.

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IAAF successfully challenges BMW under Block Exemption

IAAF successfully challenges BMW under Block Exemption

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has successfully challenged BMW after the car-making giant refused to honour the warranty on a vehicle that was serviced and repaired outside of the BMW main dealer network.

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"Have your say on internet parts and social media misuse"

The IAAF’s next round of breakfast network meetings will address key legislation, internet parts and social media misuse for employers in the automotive aftermarket.

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Loophole highlights call for “interoperable” telematics

Loophole highlights call for “interoperable” telematics

Security loopholes found in BMW's Connected Drive telematics system support the IAAF & FIGIEFA’s proposal for the creation of an interoperable and secure telematics platform for connected vehicles, which incorporates state-of-the-art technology and addresses the competition challenge created by closed proprietary systems.

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IAAF to highlight threats facing the aftermarket at CV show

IAAF to highlight threats facing the aftermarket at CV show

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is planning to highlight the ongoing threats to commercial vehicle parts suppliers, distributors, hauliers and fleet operators at the upcoming CV show.

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Importance of aftermarket recognised in EU report

Importance of aftermarket recognised in EU report

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed the publishing of the Ricardo report that highlights the current difficulties faced by the trade in obtaining access to Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI) and the repercussions this has throughout the supply chain.

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IAAF Annual Report and Accounts

IAAF Annual Report and Accounts

The Federation’s Annual General Meeting took place on the 22nd January 2015 and members have received their copy of the Annual Report and Accounts.

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IAAF Annual Conference & Awards Dinner raises more than 11K

IAAF Annual Conference & Awards Dinner raises more than 11K

The IAAF Annual Conference & Awards Dinner raised more than £11,000 for automotive industry charity BEN.

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Change, challenge, opportunity dominates IAAF conference

Change, challenge, opportunity dominates IAAF conference

The IAAF Annual Conference, sponsored by Autoparts UK, addressed some of the major issues affecting the automotive industry in line with the theme “change, challenge & opportunity”.

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Reinvigorated IAAF event brings industry together

Reinvigorated IAAF event brings industry together

The IAAF Annual Awards & Dinner has made a triumphant return in 2014, bringing the automotive industry together in the largest event for more than 10 years.

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IAAF dinner sold out as bookings reach 10 year high

IAAF dinner sold out as bookings reach 10 year high

The IAAF Annual Awards & Dinner is now officially sold out as the automotive aftermarket’s largest industry event sees bookings reach a 10-year high.

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Check on aftermarket parts stopped in its tracks

Check on aftermarket parts stopped in its tracks

A “discriminatory check of aftermarket parts” has been removed from new roadworthiness testing of vehicles.

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IAAF conference targets trade’s main issues

IAAF conference targets trade’s main issues

The IAAF Annual Conference, which takes place on 4 December at ICC Birmingham, will tackle all the major issues affecting the automotive aftermarket including eCall, parts type approval and internet parts.

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Network meeting encourages trade to get social

Network meeting encourages trade to get social

Motor factor and supplier members of the independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) have been urged to ‘get social’ and enhance their social media presence at the recent breakfast network meeting.

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IAAF confirm Garry Richardson at conference and awards

IAAF confirm Garry Richardson at conference and awards

The IAAF has confirmed that one of the BBC’s longest-serving sports broadcasters, Garry Richardson, will be the guest host and compere at its Annual Awards Dinner & Conference on 4 December.

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IAAF tackles social media in aftermarket

IAAF tackles social media in aftermarket

The next IAAF network meeting will address social media in the automotive aftermarket, it’s use and what platforms work best for companies up and down the supply chain.

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Euro Car Parts CEO Martin Gray joins IAAF council

Euro Car Parts CEO Martin Gray joins IAAF council

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that Euro Car Parts chief executive officer, Martin Gray, is now an active member of the IAAF council.

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Countdown to IAAF Conference & Annual Awards Dinner begins

Countdown to IAAF Conference & Annual Awards Dinner begins

The countdown has begun to this year’s IAAF Annual Awards & Dinner, the automotive aftermarket’s largest industry event and held for the first time at the ICC, Birmingham.

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Unipart Automotive goes into administration

Unipart Automotive goes into administration

Mark Orton, Will Wright and Jonny Marston from KPMG have been appointed joint administrators to Unipart Automotive Limited, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of car parts, workshop consumables and garage equipment.

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Andrew Page rejoins The Parts Alliance

Andrew Page rejoins The Parts Alliance

The Parts Alliance, the leading automotive buying and distribution group in the UK and Ireland, has welcomed the ‘thrilling’ return of Andrew Page as an associate member – signalling a seismic shift in the automotive aftermarket.

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IAAF rings the changes

IAAF rings the changes

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is changing its contact details to a local number away from its current 0845 number.

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IAAF seals new member benefit for lifestyle protection

IAAF seals new member benefit for lifestyle protection

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed APRIL UK as its new Lifestyle Protection Partner offering member companies the opportunity to implement an employee benefit scheme from as little as £1.44 per week.

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Now the parts trade gets EU survey opportunity

Now the parts trade gets EU survey opportunity

Online questionnaire into parts and cataloguing data now open

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IAAF enjoys Champagne success at CV Show

IAAF enjoys Champagne success at CV Show

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) believes commercial vehicle operators now have a much better understanding of how the independent aftermarket can benefit their business after taking its messages to the recent CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

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IAAF action brings about EC survey on access to tech data

IAAF action brings about EC survey on access to tech data

The IAAF is urging its members, garages and parts distributors, to take advantage of an opportunity to give the European competition authorities a first-hand view of the difficulties encountered in accessing technical and cataloguing data from the vehicle assemblers.

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IMPORTANT ! IAAF guidance for EU garage survey

IMPORTANT ! IAAF guidance for EU garage survey

The IAAF is urging independent garages to complete a survey on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information (RMI), and has compiled some guidance notes to help garages take part in the survey. Access to RMI is vitally important for the future of independent garages.

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Get your team booked for IAAF Golf Challenge

Get your team booked for IAAF Golf Challenge

The IAAF Team Golf Challenge is held in aid of our trade charity BEN. Last year’s event successfully raised a total of £2,000 for BEN via your generous donations plus the surplus funds from the event and we hope we can do even better this year.

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IAAF adds second network meeting

IAAF adds second network meeting

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is holding the second of its member only network meetings at the FPS National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Sheffield on 4 June.

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Audi dealer backs down on warranty denial

Audi dealer backs down on warranty denial

Referred to the IAAF by Groupauto’s Autocare Garage network manager, Maria McCollough, Audi A3 owner Mark Doyle had been horrified to be told by VAG dealer Liverpool Audi that a timing belt problem would not be covered by the warranty because of the fitment of “ a non-Audi oil filter”.

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Autoparts Craig McCracken joins IAAF Council

Autoparts Craig McCracken joins IAAF Council

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that Autoparts group factor manager Craig McCracken has joined the IAAF Council.

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IAAF network meeting launch success

IAAF network meeting launch success

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has held the first in a new series of members’ network meetings for parts suppliers, distributors, installers and members of the press.

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IAAF brings aftermarket focus to CV show

IAAF brings aftermarket focus to CV show

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is planning to focus hauliers and fleet operators minds on the benefits of using the aftermarket in the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Show, held from 29 April to 1 May 2014 at the Birmingham NEC.

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New head for IAAF announced

New head for IAAF announced

Wendy Williamson to become IAAF chief executive

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IAAF Council for 2014

IAAF Council for 2014

Recent election brings revised line-up to IAAF Council

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IAAF Annual Report & Accounts

IAAF Annual Report & Accounts

The Federation’s Annual General Meeting takes place on the 16th January 2014 and members have received their copy of the Annual Report and Accounts.

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"What has the IAAF ever done for me?!"

This startling headline was seen in the pages of CAT magazine

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'Flaws in OE statement' says parts supplier

'Flaws in OE statement' says parts supplier

First Line statement concerning OESAA

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New Right2Choose website

New Right2Choose website

Independent trade gets new tool in fight for consumers

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If you're in the independent automotive aftermarket then you should be an IAAF member!

The IAAF continues its work representing the opinion of those operating in the UK independent automotive aftermarket to those who need to be informed – whether that's government departments, MPs and MEPs, civil servants, statutory bodies like H&SE, DVLA, Environment Agency etc., the media – both trade and general, companies and individuals in the motor industry and the general public – in particular motorists, for whom the IAAF’s activities have significant benefit.

Latest News

IAAF Press Release IAAF golf day “one of a kind” 28/08/2015
The IAAF has concluded its most popular summer golf day programme ever with one golfer achieving a ...
IAAF Press Release IAAF Excellence Awards 2015 Nomination Form 27/08/2015
IAAF Press Release Network Meeting 24th September 27/08/2015
The IAAF’s latest breakfast network meeting will provide members with essential advice on corporat...
IAAF Press Release Presenter John Inverdale to host IAAF Conference & Awards 14/07/2015
Leading British sports presenter John Inverdale will be the guest host and compère at the IAAF Annu...
IAAF Press Release “Plans to extend MOT frequency threaten road safety” 13/07/2015
The IAAF has reacted angrily to potential proposals to extend the frequency of a vehicle’s first M...
IAAF Press Release Wendy Williamson appointed to FIGIEFA board 25/06/2015
Wendy Williamson, chief executive of IAAF, has been appointed to the board and made treasurer of FIG...
IAAF Press Release IAAF celebrates 85 years in business 21/05/2015
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is celebrating 85 years of trading, in whic...
IAAF Press Release IAAF announces its summer golf programme 20/05/2015
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is once again holding its Team Golf Challen...
IAAF Press Release Breakfast network meeting addresses the big issues 07/05/2015
The IAAF’s latest breakfast network meeting addressed the big issues affecting the automotive afte...
IAAF Press Release IAAF president Knight calls for unity in parts distribution 23/04/2015
IAAF president, Graham Knight, has called for unity in the independent automotive aftermarket follow...
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