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Stand-up star Dara O Briain announced for IAAF’s 2024 Awards Dinner

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2024

Renowned comedian and television presenter Dara O Briain will be the headline entertainer at the 2024 IAAF Awards Dinner, which will take place 5thDecember 2024 at the DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes…

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Dara O Briain to headline IAAF Dinner 2024

Date: Friday 12 July 2024

Renowned comedian and television presenter Dara O Briain will be the headline entertainer at the 2024 IAAF Awards Dinner headline sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The event will take plac…

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Next UK government must acknowledge aftermarket’s role

Date: Friday 05 July 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will press the new Labour government on protecting the rights of motorists and freedoms for businesses in the independent automotive aftermarke…

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Elring Parts Ltd joins IAAF to connect with the industry on the latest regulations

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

Elring Parts Ltd, a leading parts supplier and manufacturer, has become an Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) member, reinforcing its commitment to supporting the industry and advanc…

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ROWE joins IAAF as its latest member

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

Premium oils, lubricants and coolants brand, ROWE, has become the latest member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). This strategic partnership will allow ROWE to leverage IAAF…

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Who won the Aftermarket Cup?

Date: Friday 14 June 2024

IAAF held Annual Golf Day at the Belfry, Sutton Coldfield and enjoyed exclusive use of the PGA National Course on Thursday 13 June. A full write up will follow in due course.   Golf Award winners belo…

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IAAF membership expands with the REMA TIP TOP group of companies

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

REMA TIP TOP UK group of companies, suppliers of equipment and consumables to the automotive aftermarket, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. The specialist…

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IAAF hosts inaugural Summer Conference with dynamic discussions and industry insights

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) successfully hosted its very first Summer Conference on 12th June at the prestigious Belfry Hotel and Spa, bringing together industry leaders, …

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Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024 celebrates top talent

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

The winners of the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, have been announced, wi…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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IAAF Statement on 4 July Election

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

The election on 4 July is an opportunity for us all in the trade to raise awareness of our independence – the independent aftermarket’s right to repair and the consumer’s right to choose where they ta…

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Summer Conference Line-up unveiled

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

IAAF has unveiled its speaker line-up for its summer conference 2024, which takes place Wednesday 12 June at the Belfry Hotel & Resort, Sutton Coldfield. The Federation is launching its first Summ…

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Renowned comedian Justin Moorhouse to entertain guests at Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024

Date: Friday 03 May 2024

Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024, hosted by IAAF and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, is set to receive a dose of laughter and entertainment as the talented comedian Justin Moorhou…

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IAAF Summer Conference blog: The Fault in our STARS

Date: Friday 03 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 on…

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Finalists unveiled for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024

The finalists have been announced for the Automechanika Birmingham 2024 Garage Awards, hosted by IAAF and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts. This prestigious event is scheduled to take place in…

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IAAF summer conference to target a better aftermarket for all

Date: Friday 12 April 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is launching its first Summer Conference in more than 20 years with the key aim of addressing issues around skills, training and recruitment in…

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Solera joins IAAF, as it continues to pave the way for next-generation vehicle solutions

Date: Thursday 11 April 2024

Solera Inc, a pioneer in software and hardware solutions for vehicles, is the latest member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), reinforcing its commitment to driving innovatio…

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Govt plans to independently research headlamp glare

Date: Thursday 04 April 2024

The Government has responded to a petition by a member of the public to review the brightness of car headlights for safety reasons and stated its intention to commission independent research, which I…

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Neofab-UK Ltd. becomes latest IAAF member, offering niche parts specialisms to members

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

Neofab-UK Ltd, an aftermarket parts provider, has become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), bringing its specialist understanding of BMW parts to the membership. Neo…

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Prosperity Wealth Ltd. joins IAAF to enhance financial education and support for members

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the addition of Prosperity Wealth Ltd to its membership, as it looks to share its expertise in financial services independent adv…

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IAAF launches new parts advisor training programme

Date: Friday 22 March 2024

IAAF has launched a new training programme for motor factors in the UK, aimed at supporting parts distributors – and the wider supply chain of suppliers and garages – with improved automotive parts sa…

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IAAF Council formed for 2024

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

The IAAF held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 7 March 2024 at the IAAF Offices and provided an opportunity for members to network in addition to attending the meetings. As in previous years, th…

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Kevin Kelly of Robert Bosch becomes IAAF vice-president

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Kevin Kelly, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Mobility Aftermarket, Robert Bosch Ltd, as vice-president. In becoming vice-president a…

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AGVES – IAAF bulletin report

Date: Monday 26 February 2024

The latest EU vehicle emission legislation – Euro 7 – was agreed in trilogue in mid-December 2023 (no legislative number has been given for this new Regulation yet). The Regulation establishes rules f…

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IAAF members win big at CAT awards

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

The winners of the CAT Awards 2024 have been crowned during a day of celebration in Manchester. The annual event, held at the Lowry Hotel, welcomed more than 200 people from across the aftermarket to …

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IAAF to hold inaugral Summer Conference and Networking Event

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is launching its inaugural Summer Conference and Networking Event, taking place on Wednesday 12th June at The Belfry, West Midlands. The event …

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IAAF to host regional meeting at Delphi Academy, Warwick

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2024

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is hosting its first member regional meeting of 2024 on Tuesday 12 March at the Delphi Academy in Warwick. The meeting is part of the IAAF's initia…

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Nominations open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2024

Nominations are now open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024, hosted by IAAF, which will take place on Wednesday 5 June at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event at NEC Birmingham. Please note…

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IAAF targets “unforgettable” event in 2024

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

IAAF is planning an even bigger and better Annual Conference and Awards Dinner in 2024 and members are urged to secure their table at the event, which takes place on Thursday 5 December 2024 at Double…

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Who will take home the Aftermarket Cup?

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

Entries are now open for the IAAF Annual Golf Day, which will see the federation return to the Belfry, Sutton Coldfield and enjoy exclusive use of the PGA National Course on Thursday 13 June. Booking …

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Five reasons why the Right to Repair campaign will be built on positivity not fear

Date: Thursday 11 January 2024

In 2024, IAAF is launching a new Right to Repair Campaign aimed at highlighting the mobility choices available to motorists through the automotive aftermarket of suppliers, motor factors and garages..…

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Factor Sales joins forces with the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Date: Thursday 04 January 2024

Factor Sales, a leading aftermarket measurement data provider powered by Pearson Ham Group, is proud to announce that it has become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)…

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Aftermarket united at IAAF Annual Awards and Dinner 2023

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) proudly hosted its 2023 Annual Awards and Dinner on Thursday, 7th December at the DoubleTree Hilton Milton Keynes. This year's event, headline …

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Frequently Asked Questions: IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner 2023

Date: Monday 04 December 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s Conference and Annual Awards and Dinner Here is a guide of everything you need to know about…

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IAAF Annual Conference achieves record numbers

Date: Monday 04 December 2023

  The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer more than 250 delegates an insightful look at the state of the automotive industry, and the opportunity to learn about the upcomi…

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Finalists unveiled for IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards 2023

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

The finalists in the IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ awards 2023 have been unveiled with the winners set to be revealed at the federation’s highly anticipated event in December. IAAF’s prestigious a…

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IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Product of the Year Awards 2023

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

The below have been shortlisted in the IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Product of the Year Awards. Click here to place your vote Company: Brembo Product: Greenance Kit Greenance Kit is the perfect combina…

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Court rules vehicle identification numbers must be made available to independent operators

Date: Monday 20 November 2023

Please note: This action should apply to the UK vehicle type approval and GDPR legislation, which still follows the same basis as in the EU. Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has handed dow…

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Kwik Fit to play a key role in IAAF membership

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Automotive repair giant Kwik Fit has officially joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The company, with more than 600 centres nationwide, will support IAAF’s growing network…

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New laws to safely roll out self-driving vehicles across British roads

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

New laws introduced into Parliament yesterday (8 November 2023) will put safety at the heart of the roll-out of self-driving vehicle technology and position the UK as world-leaders of this exciting £4…

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Auto Care & IAAF agree new partnership

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Auto Care Association and IAAF have agreed a new partnership, which will see the two associations work closer together in the coming months and years.  Meeting at automotive expo AAPEX, held recently …

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IAAF Activity Report: A new-look Federation is coming

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Updates on IAAF events, sponsorship opportunities and brand evolution Awards Dinner With just six weeks to go to the Annual Conference and Awards Dinner, the event is on course to sell out. With just …

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IAAF Annual Conference unveils full line-up

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer delegates an insightful look at the state of the automotive industry, and the opportunity to learn about the upcoming challenges and…

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Nominations open for IAAF Pride of the Aftermarket Awards

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

The full line up of awards for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s Pride of the Aftermarket Awards ceremony has been revealed, with nominations now being welcomed for each of th…

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Delphi celebrates the best UK technician talent

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023

Delphi has once again helped showcase the best of UK garage technical talent after hosting the keenly contested Top Technician final on Saturday 14th October.The event took place at Delphi’s state-of-…

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IAAF takes lobbying message on road with regional meetings

Date: Friday 13 October 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) demonstrated its lobbying activity and provided a comprehensive snapshot of the latest legislation changes affecting the aftermarket, at its ne…

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Final call issued for new IAAF regional meeting bookings

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has issued its last call for members to register for the Federation’s new regional meetings, being held from Tuesday 10th-Thursday 12th October…

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Sell-out expected at IAAF Annual Conference and Awards Dinner with two months to go

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

A sell-out is now expected at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) Annual Conference and Awards Dinner, with ticket sales in high demand, just two months to go before the event. …

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