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Why European laws need enforcement.

European regulations which require Vehicle Assemblers (VAs) to release technical and parts cataloguing information are not being observed, says FIGIEFA, the international automotive aftermarket association, of which IAAF is a member. The FIGIEFA statement follows market investigations by several FIGIEFA member associations across Europe; in the UK the IAAF has been very active in this process, feeding its conclusions to the competition authorities.

To illustrate to European politicians and officials the difficulties this creates in the trade and, importantly, to consumers - individual motorists and fleet operators alike - a short video has been created by the German aftermarket association - GesamtverbandAutoteile-Handel (GVA).

The video shows how Vehicle Assemblers attempt to lock out the independent sector companies who need parts cross-referencing data in order to ensure that the correct part is delivered to independent garages, guaranteeing an economic and efficient service. This also has important vehicle safety implications.

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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 Unipart Automotive goes into administration 24/07/2014
Mark Orton, Will Wright and Jonny Marston from KPMG have been appointed joint administrators to Unip...
IAAF Press Release Andrew Page rejoins The Parts Alliance 09/07/2014
The Parts Alliance, the leading automotive buying and distribution group in the UK and Ireland, has ...
IAAF Press Release IAAF rings the changes 09/07/2014
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is changing its contact details to a local ...
IAAF Press Release IAAF seals new member benefit for lifestyle protection 24/06/2014
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed APRIL UK as its new Lifestyle...
IAAF Press Release Now the parts trade gets EU survey opportunity 06/06/2014
Online questionnaire into parts and cataloguing data now open...
IAAF Press Release Fill in the EU parts trade survey 06/06/2014
IAAF Press Release IAAF enjoys Champagne success at CV Show 29/05/2014
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) believes commercial vehicle operators now h...
IAAF Press Release IAAF action brings about EC survey on access to tech data 27/05/2014
The IAAF is urging its members, garages and parts distributors, to take advantage of an opportunity ...
IAAF Press Release IMPORTANT ! IAAF guidance for EU garage survey 23/05/2014
The IAAF is urging independent garages to complete a survey on access to vehicle repair and maintena...
IAAF Press Release GARAGE GUIDANCE NOTES' 23/05/2014
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