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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

IAAF History

In 2015, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is celebrating 85 years of trading.

The IAAF started trading in 1930 as the Motor Factors Association (MFA), from what was then known as the parts wholesaler section of the SMMT. In 1990, parts manufacturers, suppliers and importers were appointed into membership and the association became the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF), then becoming a limited company in 2000.

In 2010, with the appointment of independent garages into membership and a broadening mandate to address all issues of the automotive aftermarket, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) was formed.

A special commemorative IAAF artwork has been commissioned to celebrate the IAAF’s 85 years, available as a framed poster for only £75.


 

1930

The parts wholesaler section of the SMMT becomes the Motor Factors Association (MFA)

 

 

 


1971

ABS Braking is introduced


1936

First in dash radio


1975

The Catalytic Converter is introduced


1983

Seatbelts become mandatory in the UK


1990

Parts manufacturers and importers are admitted to membership and the MFA becomes the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF)


2000

The ADF (formerly an unincorporated body) becomes a Company Limited by Guarantee


2010

Independent garages, service centres, repair shops are admitted to membership and the ADF becomes the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)


2014

First female chief executive of the IAAF


2015

IAAF challenges BMW under block exemption


2015

IAAF fights MOT changes


2015

IAAF new website launch