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‘Grassroots insight’ plays influential role in crucial Type-Approval legislation vote

Date: Thursday 01 February 2018

European Parliament&rsquo,s IMCO committee have approved several key amendments to Vehicle Type-Approval legislation proposals, which include the aftermarket maintaining in-vehicle data access via the…

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2018/19 payroll changes

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

The Autumn Budget 2017 announced changes to tax and NI limits. What do you need to know to prepare for the 2018/19 payroll year? , Tax code changes. The personal allowance has increased. For 201…

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HR Updates

Autofirst Network partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Autofirst Network has agreed a deal with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to support its nationwide network of independent garages. The arrangement offers every Autofirst Network member the opportunity to have its …

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IAAF Member News

Colin Smit, MD, LUMAG – A look at the year ahead

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

New technologies resulting from significant investment 2018 will be a big year for new innovations, following on from the &euro,5million investment in a Bruderer Shim Stamping machine that was install…

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IAAF Member News

Exhibitor day aims to enhance visitor & exhibitor experience

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Automechanika Birmingham is hosting an Exhibitor Day on 1 March at Birmingham NEC, with the primary aim being to ensure exhibiting companies get the most out of the event and contribute to delivering …

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Industry News

Fabriscape Lda purchase controlling interest in TP Engineering

Date: Monday 29 January 2018

Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK, is delighted to announce that Fabriscape have purchased a controlling interest in the emission control manufacturer TP Enginee…

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IAAF Member News

Business Development Manager joins the growing Elcome team

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

Elcome is pleased to announce and welcome Andy Smith, who has joined the Business Development team, supporting the company&rsquo,s continued growth. Andy will be responsible for maintaining close work…

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People News

Winter Service Checks

Date: Friday 19 January 2018

During the Winter months there is sure to be plenty of adverse weather conditions, all of which could hinder the performance of the vehicle, as several key components will be more exposed to the eleme…

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Product News

New appointment at Osram UK

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Leading global lighting manufacturer OSRAM have appointed Keith Booth as Account Manager for the Specialty Products Automotive Aftermarket division of OSRAM , Ltd in the UK. Keith previously wor…

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Scrapped MOT proposals welcomed by IAAF

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Proposed changes to the MOT test frequency have been scrapped with IAAF calling it &lsquo,a triumph for the aftermarket and motorists alike&rsquo,, after months and months of intensive lobbying. Sin…

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Industry News

Dipetane Fuel Technology

Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Dipetane Fuel Technology is a new member of IAAF and they wish to inform IAAF members of the benefits of Dipetane and how/why it is very different to outdated additives. , In 400 motor factors in …

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IAAF Member News

Autoelectro outlines its vision for 2018

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

&lsquo,With our one stop shop offer, we want to consolidate ourselves as the market leader whilst continuing our excellent range development and technical support&rsquo,: That&rsquo,s the message eman…

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Exol tests readiness with spillage exercise

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

Exol Lubricants has successfully facilitated an exercise simulating the response to a hydrocarbon spill incident at its bulk blending site in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. , Held in 2017, the Oil …

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IAAF Member News

Mike Wise takes on new Board-level role at expanding vGroup International as it restructures

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

The UK&rsquo,s leading provider of motor accessory essentials, vGroup International, has restructured following rapid growth as the company moves into the next phase of expansion.  , Simultaneousl…

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People News

AutoInform Live 2017 a resounding success for ZF Aftermarket

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

As industry leaders in equipping technicians to work safely on the vehicles of today and tomorrow, ZF Aftermarket has enjoyed a successful AutoInform Live. , Visitors to the event, which took pl…

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IAAF Member News

Comline competition winner hits the track!

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

One of the lucky winners of the Comline Champion competition, held by Comline Auto Parts (Comline) at Automechanika Birmingham 2017, recently claimed his prize of an unforgettable supercar and rally c…

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Exol Lubricants among the best in the business

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

Exol, the UK&rsquo,s leading independent lubricants company, has been awarded runner up in the category of &lsquo,CV Supplier of Excellence&rsquo, at the highly respected IAAF (Independent Automotive …

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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

Date: Friday 22 December 2017

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signif…

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ECP parent to acquire Stahlgruber

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Euro Car Parts&rsquo, parent company LKQ Corporation has entered an agreement to acquire Stahlgruber GmbH in a deal valued at roughly &euro,1.5bn. Stahlgruber is one of Germany&rsquo,s largest facto…

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IAAF Member News

Melett Ltd acquired by Wabtec Corporation

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Wabtec Corporation has acquired 100% of shares in Melett Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket. …

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IAAF Member News

Delphi Appoints New UK & Eire Country Director

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Nigel Duffield joins Delphi Product &, Service Solutions to deliver the company&rsquo,s strategic growth objectives in UK &, Eire. Delphi Product &, Service Solutions has appointed Nigel Du…

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Melett joins the IAAF with quality on agenda

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Melett, one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo components, has joined the IAAF, with the aim of spreading its message that quality aftermarket products are a viable alternative to…

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IAAF holds another successful Industry Briefing Session

Date: Tuesday 07 November 2017

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at the FPS National Distribution Centre in Sheffield on Thursday 26th October. IAAF Membe…

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IAAF News

IAAF backs FIGIEFA’s calls for swift implementation of the ‘inter2operable in-vehicle telematics platform’

Date: Friday 27 October 2017

FIGIEFA member IAAF has welcomed the final report of the High Level Group &lsquo,GEAR 2030&rsquo,, which has set out its analysis of the key trends and challenges that will affect the future of the Eu…

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Independent garages urged to upskill technicians on electric vehicles

Date: Monday 23 October 2017

As more major automotive manufacturers pledge their future to electric vehicles, independent garages are being urged to upskill technicians or risk losing business to main dealers. The rallying cry …

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IAAF Member News

Automechanika Birmingham - Announcing superb new networking initiatives

Date: Friday 20 October 2017

Automechanika Birmingham now offers a NEW facilitated meetings programme, where visitors will be able to match their needs with the products &, services of exhibiting companies. For exhibitors, wil…

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Industry News

Allwoods spring ahead with Kilen van!

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Allwoods Automotive have expanded their fleet of vehicles with the launch of a Kilen-branded van. Kilen has been manufacturing springs for more than 160 years, and today supplies a market-leading ra…

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IAAF Member News

Employers Liability - Compulsory Insurance

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Lawgistics have offered the following advice to business in respect of Employer's Liability - Compulsory Insurance. Most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or indus…

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Legal Updates

Are you ready for the GDPR?

Date: Tuesday 05 September 2017

If you don't actually know what GDPR stands for, then you are almost certainly not ready for this key change of law which is coming your way. , The GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation…

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Legal Updates

Bosch appoints new channel marketer for workshops in the UK

Date: Tuesday 05 September 2017

Ian Daly has been appointed to the position of workshop channel marketer for Bosch Car Service and Bosch Diesel Network in the UK (replacing Shenoa Davies). Having spent the last eleven years in var…

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People News

A new addition to HELLA GUTMANN Solutions

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

Hella Gutmann Solutions has recruited a new member to join its garage equipment team. , Carl Whitlam has become the company&rsquo,s new business development manager for the North/M1 Corridor Reg…

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'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Small convoys of partially driverless lorries will be trialled on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced. A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Lab…

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Industry News

The FELLOWSHIP of the MOTOR INDUSTRY - something for you?

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

The FELLOWSHIP of the Motor Industry offers a unique opportunity for people to reacquaint with like-minded colleagues and make new Industry friends at exciting and varying social events.  ,It prov…

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Industry News

IAAF welcomes Johnson Controls Batteries

Date: Monday 14 August 2017

Global battery supplier, Johnson Controls Batteries, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). As a leading multi-industrial supplier of private label and branded lead-aci…

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Autoparts to support IAAF Conference 2017

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

Autoparts UK is once again sponsoring the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) 2017 Annual Conference for the fourth consecutive year. , The conference is set to be held in the n…

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IAAF Member News

Employers should prepare for upsurge in tribunal claims

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

The fees for those bringing claims have been ruled unlawful after the Supreme Court upheld a challenge by trade union Unison that the charges were discriminatory. The government has said it would take…

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HR Updates

IAAF Announcement

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

The IAAF has issued the following statement from CEO Wendy Williamson. "It is with much regret that I have to announce that Andy Savva has stepped down as vice-president of the IAAF. "Following th…

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IAAF News

The importance of keeping the OBD connector

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has recently welcomed many of the amendments approved by the European Parliament&rsquo,s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMC…

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IAAF seeks views on parts identification within new Type Approval legislation - Deadline Extended

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017

The IAAF has recently contacted its supplier, wholesaler and data publishing members as the automotive aftermarket is facing a crucial time with the forthcoming Vehicle Type-Approval legislation curre…

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IAAF welcomes Lumag into membership

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017

Lumag has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as the friction materials manufacturer looks to have an input on legislation affecting the company. , The company has built …

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IAAF Member Autotech Recruit's MD appointed chairman of NTDA south east & central south region

Date: Friday 30 June 2017

Autotech Recruit&rsquo,s managing director, Gavin White, has been appointed as the National Tyre Distributors Association&rsquo,s (NTDA) new chairman for the south east and central south region. In …

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People News

Cold calling! How to address refrigerant legislation

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK&rsquo,s leading supplier of car and LCV parts, has released the latest version of its air-conditioning catalogue to help garages deliver a total service solution. Including the …

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Product News

Wendy Williamson offers aftermarket insight at Automechanika

Date: Monday 12 June 2017

At Automechanika Birmingham 2017 Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), provided an overview of the latest challenges facing the industry in 201…

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AALG unites the Aftermarket to lobby in a post-Brexit Britain

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain at a press launch on Tuesday 23rd May at Sil…

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Industry News

Apprenticeship advertising (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

From 1 April 2017, it will be against the law to falsely advertise work as a statutory apprenticeship. The law also makes it illegal to wrongly describe someone as an apprentice within a business. The…

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HR Updates

Apprenticeship levy (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

Businesses with an annual &lsquo,pay bill&rsquo, over £,3 million must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. A pay bill is the total wages paid to an employee ,(or group of employees…

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Historic vehicles' MOT consultation

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

In September 2016 the DfT opened a consultation on proposals to implement an exemption from testing for vehicles over 40 years old. This included options to: exempt all vehicles over 30 year…

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Industry News

Immigration skills charge regulations (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

This primarily affects businesses employing Tier 2 migrant workers in skilled jobs. The charge will be £,1,000 a year for every employee, reduced to ,£,364 for small or charitable organi…

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HR Updates

Tax-free childcare scheme (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

In terms of employment law, definition can be quite loose. So whilst this mainly affects parents rather than employers, it is a key change for ,many self-employed parents. The tax-free childcare…

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HR Updates

The new National Living Wage (NLW) (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

Employees must be aged 25 or over to get the NLW, and the new hourly rate is £,7.50.

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HR Updates