Tel:+44(0)121 748 4600 Fax:+44(0)121 730 2745 Email: info@iaaf.co.uk Search
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

News

125 years of FORVIA HELLA: from a lamp manufacturer in Lippstadt to a global technology leader

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024

· 11 June 1899: Foundation of the "Westfälische Metall-Industrie Aktien-Gesellschaft" and start of the company's rise to an industrial enterprise · Technological strength as a common thread: from the …

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Comline kicks off summer of football with Soccer Skill Shot challenge

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024

(LUTON, 11th June 2024) To add to the excitement of this summer’s festival of football, Comline is pleased to announce the launch of an online Soccer Skill Shot game and competition. The aim is to get…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Shaftec’s New To Range expands with 17 new products (1)

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

Birmingham-based automotive remanufacturer Shaftec Automotive has made further additions to its New To Range portfolio, with 13 driveshafts, two brake calipers, one steering rack and one steering colu…

Read more...

Product News

Updated "Upgrade to Yuasa" campaign set to strengthen brand loyalty and drive European growth

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, proudly announces a fresh update to its celebrated "Upgrade to Yuasa" campaign. Building on the success of the original initiative which was first r…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

HELLA diagnostic focus and ADAS presentation succeed at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

HELLA has hailed its appearance at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event as a success, with its diagnostic-led stand display, ‘spin the wheel’ competition and ADAS presentation all drawing crowds. The UK G…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Schaeffler calls on garages to get involved in new REPXPERT video series

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

First ‘Wrenches and Wisdom’ video series to focus apprenticeships, capturing real-life stories and experiences. Hereford | June 10, 2024| Schaeffler has announced the launch of an exciting new REPXP…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Colleges impressed by OESAA Academy Live’s commitment to supporting stars of the future

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

(10th June 2024) – Participating colleges in the OESAA Academy Live training roadshow have praised the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association and its members for their knowledge, profess…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Automotive Training Academy trainer urges professionals to stay ‘relevant’ by continuously upskilling

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

(WREXHAM, 10th June 2024) – An Automotive Training Academy (ATA) trainer has emphasised the proactive approach that is required from industry professional to “not just adapt but to thrive” in a compet…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

DENSO adds two further air conditioning videos to its technical resources

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

As part of its quest to further educate technicians to correctly diagnose problems within the air conditioning (AC) system, leading original equipment manufacturer and system supplier, DENSO’s Afterma…

Read more...

Product News

Delphi to offer future insight at TechFest

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

Delphi is set to have a major presence at the inaugural GSF Car Parts TechFest being held on June 13 at Wembley from 4.00pm - 9.30pm. The event promises to bring together independent garage owners, te…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

A modern aftermarket for classic cars

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

Whether they are hibernating in garages, nestled under car covers or more likely, in pieces on the driveway – we are a nation of classic car lovers. Despite the challenges of running an older vehicle,…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

BM Catalysts launches two garage-focused initiatives at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 07 June 2024

Garage Pro and Rewards Pro programmes gather widespread popularity ​BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, has successfully launched two new initiatives…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Has the UK stalled with its progressivism?

Date: Friday 07 June 2024

Ring’s Marketing Director, Henry Bisson, discusses the new LED law change in Ireland and how it impacts the UK automotive industry. Legal status In the UK, it is largely illegal to fit LED retrofit bu…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

IAAF welcomes Castrol to growing network

Date: Friday 07 June 2024

Castrol, a global leader in lubricants, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), as the network continues to work collaboratively with key aftermarket players to futureproo…

Read more...

IAAF News

Dedication pays off

Date: Thursday 06 June 2024

LIQUI MOLY USA receives prestigious Sales Growth Award from Würth Group Growing beyond with dedication and passion: LIQUI MOLY USA has been honored with the Sales Growth Award from the Würth Group, a …

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Partsinmotion.co.uk backs BTCC & MINI Challenge for 2024

Date: Wednesday 05 June 2024

PartsInMotion.co.uk is back on the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) racetrack for 2024, as it reveals its sponsorship of the NAPA Racing UK team - and Dan Zelos in the Vertu Motors MINI Challen…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Kerridge Commercial Systems strengthens its product information and data solutions with the acquisition of Rain Data

Date: Wednesday 05 June 2024

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), the global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software provider for distribution, servicing and rental businesses has completed t…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Partsinmotion.co.uk offers even greater Brembo braking choice

Date: Tuesday 04 June 2024

Award-winning online distributor, PartsinMotion.co.uk , has expanded its Brembo braking range by five times the part numbers, as the supplier looks to cover more of the ever-growing vehicle parc. Brem…

Read more...

Product News

Technical training programme "Mintex Masterclasses" teach mechanics best practices in brake maintenance

Date: Tuesday 04 June 2024

TMD Friction, the parent company of the renowned brake friction brand Mintex, proudly presents its professional technical training initiative known as the "Mintex Masterclass." Recently, Scott Irw…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

REPXPERT Conference T-shirts raise £585 for Ben

Date: Tuesday 04 June 2024

Attendees support industry charity with the purchase of ‘I was there’ REPXPERT Conference t-shirts. Hereford | June 4, 2024| A total of £585 has so far been raised for industry charity Ben through t…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

No more flat tyre stress!

Date: Monday 03 June 2024

Automotive accessory specialist, Ring Automotive, has launched a new flat tyre repair kit that provides a temporary fix for a puncture. According to the AA, it attended over 180,000 call outs due to a…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

LKQ UK & Ireland CEO shares key asks of future Transport Secretary

Date: Monday 03 June 2024

The general election is just weeks away and leading voices across the aftermarket are taking the opportunity to champion the rights of independent operators. Kevan Wooden, CEO of LKQ UK & Ireland …

Read more...

IAAF Member News

UK Garage and Bodyshop Event supports next generation with ‘SHOW MAKER’ initiative

Date: Monday 03 June 2024

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham 5th – 6th June, has announced its ‘SHOW MAKER’ initiative as part of its participation in School of Thought's ambassador programme…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Fueltone Pro promotes sustainable solutions on Clean Air Day: ‘Industry collaboration key to reducing emissions’

Date: Monday 03 June 2024

In celebration of Clean Air Day on 20th June, Fueltone Pro, a leading developer of fuel additives and engine treatments, is emphasising the need for the automotive aftermarket to unite in promoting su…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Intermotor to debut at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024

Date: Friday 31 May 2024

SMP Europe-owned Intermotor has announced it will be exhibiting its leading product portfolio, as well as its industry leading engineering and manufacturing expertise for the first time at the UK Gara…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

IAAF launches mythbusting campaign at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 31 May 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is launching an innovative campaign at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (5th – 6th June), seeking to clarify the rights and freedoms of independent…

Read more...

IAAF News

AJD Tools to exhibit new solutions

Date: Friday 31 May 2024

AJD Tools, a leading provider of tools, equipment, and consumables for garages across the UK, is exhibiting at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 as the brand experiences unprecedented growth under…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Mountney Ltd. unveils new website to enhance purchasing experience for IAAF members

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Mountney Ltd. has launched its brand-new website, available to members of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), providing a seamless and efficient online shopping experience design…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

ROWE launches partnership with Britcar for 2024 season

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Premium oils and lubricants brand, ROWE, has extended its partnership with Britcar to include The British Endurance Championship (BEC). This collaboration aligns closely with ROWE’s extensive history …

Read more...

IAAF Member News

IAAF Summer Conference blog: The Fault in our STARS (1)

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Change is coming. We’ve exhausted all arguments on skills gaps, shortages, blame games and all else to explain why we’re lagging behind on bringing people into our trade. ​True enough, we’re not the o…

Read more...

IAAF News

Exol reveals its 2023 ‘Distributor of the Year’

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Exol Lubricants has unveiled the winner of its prestigious ‘UK & Ireland Distributor of the Year 2023’ award. Midland Oil Company picked up the accolade for the company’s hard work and determinati…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Brett Ward takes the 2024 DENSO karting title

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

After 16 ultra-competitive heats that took place at circuits throughout the UK and Ireland, the 20 finalists lined up on the grid for the grand final at Wilton Mill on the 4th May to determine the ove…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

BM Catalysts expands range with introduction of Gasoline Particulate Filters (GPFs) to support vehicle emissions reduction

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, has launched its Gasoline Particulate Filters (GPFs) range, supporting the aftermarket in reducing vehicle emissi…

Read more...

Product News

Shaftec’s New To Range expands with 17 new products

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Birmingham-based automotive remanufacturer Shaftec Automotive has made further additions to its New To Range portfolio, with 13 driveshafts, two brake calipers, one steering rack and one steering colu…

Read more...

Product News

Banner Extends Battery Charger Range

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Banner - one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories - has once again demonstrated its technical prowess by extending its range of battery charges. Serving to complement…

Read more...

Product News

Maverick Diagnostics to launch mobile ADAS calibration equipment at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

(WREXHAM, 29th May 2024) – Maverick Diagnostics is excited to announce its first venture into the ADAS market with the distribution of the Mobile ADAS Recalibration System – or M.A.R.S. This system, d…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Hella Gutmann to offer exclusive deal at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Hella Gutmann has announced an exclusive offer available only at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, taking place on June 5th and 6th at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitors to the HELLA stand (A28) will b…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Analyse with ease with Ring’s new battery analyser

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Ring’s new battery analyser (RBAG950) can provide a complete health check of the battery and electrical systems in both 12V and 24V vehicles, including motorcycles, cars and vans.  Suitable for 12V le…

Read more...

Product News

New Territory Managers “perfect fit” for Schaeffler

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Sky Russell and Steven Woods have both joined Schaeffler as Territory Managers for the north. Hereford | May 30th, 2024| Schaeffler has recently appointed two new Territory Managers, both covering t…

Read more...

People News

Delphi Academy sets milestone with hydrogen training

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

After months of hard work and research Delphi Academy has announced the launch of a pioneering new hydrogen training course. The new programme marks a significant industry milestone and will shape the…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Thinkcar’s unique collaborative remote diagnostics changes the game

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Diagnostics has been taken to the next level via Thinkcar’s pioneering new remote offering, through which an ecosystem of Thinkcar workshops support each other with access to vehicle manufacturer leve…

Read more...

Product News

Launch Tech UK to highlight latest diagnostic tools range at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Launch Tech UK is set to exhibit at the second edition of the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at the NEC on 5th - 6th June. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the company’s extensive product …

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Cataclean to highlight garage upsell opportunities at event

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Additives brand offers new revenue stream Leading additives brand, Cataclean, is set to highlight its leading product range at the second edition of the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at NEC, Birmingham…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

GSF Car Parts Reports 30% Surge in Exhaust System Sales After Company-Wide Training Programme

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

The UK's leading car parts distributor, GSF Car Parts, has announced a record-breaking increase in the sales of automotive exhausts, with a year-to-date sales increase exceeding 30% compared to 2023. …

Read more...

IAAF Member News

New Appointments Strengthen Diesel Technic UK Sales Team

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

• Key appointments to sales and customer service teams increases support to partners and end user fleets across the country.  Diesel Technic UK has announced key new appointments to its sales and cus…

Read more...

People News

FIGIEFA Elects New Board of Directors at General Assembly in Istanbul

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Istanbul, 22 May 2024 - FIGIEFA, the European association representing the independent distributors of automotive parts and components, has elected its new Board of Directors during its General Assemb…

Read more...

IAAF Member News
People News

HELLA celebrates 125th birthday in Germany and 65th in UK

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

It’s double celebration time at HELLA, as the company commemorates 125 years since first being founded in Germany, and also 65 years since its UK arm opened. To mark the occasion the company is runnin…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Ringmechanika establishes itself as a must-attend event for customers

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

For the fourth year in a row, Ring invited its customers, as well as journalists, to its headquarters in Leeds to showcase its current and new product offering.  After the triumph of the 2023 Ringmech…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Ben calls on automotive people to step up to new Big Walk challenge

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Automotive industry charity, Ben, is calling on automotive people to step up to its new Big Walk fundraising challenge on 8th September. As May is National Walking Month, the charity is launching Ben’…

Read more...

IAAF Member News

Self-driving vehicles set to be on roads by 2026 as Automated Vehicles Act becomes law

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

self-driving vehicles could be on British roads in just 2 years as new law receives Royal Assent move could create over 38,000 new jobs, cementing Britain’s position at the forefront of the self-dri…

Read more...

Legal Updates