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IAAF to launch new Product & Services eBulletin

Date: Friday 10 September 2021

IAAF is to launch a second eBulletin, complementing its existing weekly eBulletin to members. The Federation’s Friday eBulletin has continued to grow in stature and reach, with record high open rates …

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IAAF Activity Report - w/e 10 September 2021

Date: Friday 10 September 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. Virtual ConferenceThank you to the many membe…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 – “Aftermarket for the future”

Date: Friday 03 September 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Virtual Conference 2021 will be titled Aftermarket for the Future, as the event looks to address the biggest challenges and opportunities the i…

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Craig McCracken becomes IAAF vice-president

Date: Friday 03 September 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Craig McCracken, Group Factor Manager at Arnold Clark Autoparts as new vice-president. In becoming vice-president and then president …

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IAAF Activity Report - w/e 3 September 2021

Date: Friday 03 September 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. Conference countdown beginsThe IAAF Virtual C…

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IAAF to campaign against extending MOT frequency in Northern Ireland

Date: Friday 27 August 2021

IAAF is set to take an active part in the consultation by the Northern Ireland Executive on the Call for Evidence on the potential introduction of biennial MOT testing (every two years) for private ca…

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IAAF Activity Report - w/e 27 August 2021

Date: Friday 27 August 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the previous week. MOTs in Northern IrelandIn addition to meetings w…

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Virtual Conference details to be published next week

Date: Friday 27 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will publish early details of its virtual conference 2021 to members on 1 September. The Federation’s annual conference, which will take place …

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 20 August 2021

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week. Super-fast IAAFIAAF investment continues with new super-fa…

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Update on Jonathan Alexander

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

IAAF eBulletin reported last week that FAI managing director Jonathan Alexander had been involved in a horrific motorbike accident on his way home. He has undergone three major operations and has had …

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 13 August 2021

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

BEIS responds to IAAFIn response to IAAF’s call for the critical workers reasonable excuse scheme to include the motor trade, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has sai…

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IAAF welcomes Diesel Technic UK & Ireland to its membership

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added another new member to its ever-growing membership list, welcoming one of the largest automotive parts and accessories supplier, Diese…

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 6 August 2021

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

Trip to TM Factors HerefordMike Smallbone, IAAF Head of Membership Development visited Melissa Portman-Lewis, TM Factors director, presenting her with the 2020 Pride of Aftermarket Award for the Outst…

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Block Exemption – Update August 2021

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

The consultation by the EU into Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MV-BER) began in 2019 and has been “backwards” looking, examining the effectiveness of the legislation. The forward looking c…

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Your Car Your Choice backs young British Superbike superstar

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), via its Your Car, Your Choice campaign, has shown its support for Storm Stacey in the British Superbike Championship, at the recent race, held…

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IAAF activity update - w/e 30 July 2021

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

This last week has seen the IAAF involved in a variety of activities including: Farewell to Wendy WilliamsonThe IAAF has bid farewell to retiring chief executive Wendy Williamson. Joined by her collea…

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IAAF hits landmark figure with 1000th eBulletin

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Today’s IAAF eBulletin is number 1,000! This is a fantastic achievement as the federation continues with its aim to supply the automotive aftermarket with the latest industry news, trends and updates.…

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‘Good luck, Wendy!’ – Williamson steps down as Chief Executive

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) waves a fond farewell to Wendy Williamson, after successfully leading the federation through a number of historic changes as IAAF chief executi…

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New portal simplifies returns process

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The new warranty and returns process, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing initiative from Fourth and TecAlliance – is suc…

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IAAF activity update

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

UK AFCAR Assembles The IAAF has formed a coalition comprising automotive trade associations and commercial organisations to lobby the UK government on upholding the rights of the independent aftermark…

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NEW! IAAF Insight: Access to in-vehicle data

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The big issue:Connected cars allow innovative remote functions that enable multiple new uses Remote access to highly granular in-vehicle data enables advanced analytics including predictive failure an…

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Eurocams is the latest member to join IAAF

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed the latest addition to its growing membership network, supplier of automotive components, Eurocams Ltd. Established in 1999, Euroc…

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IAAF welcomes MEYLE UK to its membership

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added to its impressive roster of members by welcoming manufacturer and distributor of vehicle components, MEYLE UK, to its ever-growing me…

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Entire supply chain included in warranty and returns process

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Garages can submit warranty and return claims direct to the supplier through a distributor’s link, as Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing init…

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IAAF Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale becomes FIGIEFA treasurer

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

IAAF Honorary Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale has also become Treasurer of European automotive aftermarket trade federation FIGIEFA. The TMD Friction UK employee has been heavily involved with IAAF for m…

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IAAF continues to expand membership with addition of Advanced Hygienics

Date: Friday 11 June 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added online retailer, Advanced Hygienics, to its list of members. The UK-based company distributes professional and eco-friendly hygiene a…

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Follow the data – New portal for Warranty and Returns improves industry data

Date: Friday 04 June 2021

The TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT, is effectively improving market data in the automotive aftermarket, th…

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IAAF campaigns for fair access to in-vehicle data

Date: Friday 04 June 2021

IAAF has added its voice to a large coalition representing the automotive aftermarket in Europe, including FIGIEFA, which is calling on the European Union to take on board a proposal for a Secure On-b…

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“Data key to e-commerce success”

Date: Friday 28 May 2021

The latest IAAF industry briefing has taken place with an excellent insight from E-Motive and eBay into how to maximise opportunities on the platform. With more than 40 delegates in virtual attendance…

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Vote for IAAF in Industry Partner Awards

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The IAAF has been nominated for the Industry Partner Award at the CAT awards 2021. The Federation has been extremely active during the pandemic, supporting members and the wider trade with daily commu…

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IAAF to continue popular virtual conference format in 2021

Date: Friday 21 May 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing with its popular virtual conference format for 2021, as the industry and country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Last call for IAAF Bitesize session with eBay

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

The second IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session of 2021 is taking place next Tuesday 25th May 2021 via Zoom. Entitled ‘How to be Successful on eBay’, it will feature an exclusive presentation by eB…

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Hold the line please! Warranty & returns portal reduces unnecessary calls

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

The TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT, is reducing the number of calls into a business, thanks to its swift a…

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IAAF to explore eBay success in virtual webinar

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced its second Industry Briefing Bitesize session for May 2021, entitled ‘How to be Successful on eBay’, with an exclusive presentati…

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IAAF appoints Mark Field as chief executive

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Mark Field as its new chief executive, succeeding Wendy Williamson who is retiring later this year. Field has worked with the IAAF th…

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IAAF adds Partbusters to membership roster

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its list of members with the addition of Partbusters, an online supplier of quality automotive parts and accessories to the afterm…

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Trade group makes submission to CMA

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

The IAAF, is chairing a group that has come together under the banner of UK AFCAR, which has just completed its submission to the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) as a first step towards the …

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Standardised Warranty & Returns process enhances service

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

The new, free to access TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT, offers “substantial time saving benefits” and “enh…

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FIGIEFA produces new video

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Following the success of the “FIGIEFA is working for you” briefings, the association which represents the independent aftermarket in Europe, has prepared a short video to give an insight into the work…

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Greater need for automotive aftermarket to ‘think digital’

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The first IAAF Industry Bitesize Briefing session of 2021 was a success, as members joined via Zoom to learn about digitalisation for the future of the aftermarket. Hosted by IAAF’s Head of Membership…

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Last chance to book

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

This is the last chance to book a place at the IAAF's first Industry Briefing Bitesize session for 2021, on the subject of ‘The Digitalisation of the Automotive Aftermarket in 2021 and beyond’, which …

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A1 Motor Stores joins IAAF

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed another new member for 2021, A1 Motor Stores, to its growing membership. Formed in 1983, A1 Motor Stores has developed in to one o…

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Women of the Automotive Aftermarket celebrated

Date: Monday 08 March 2021

The theme for International Women's Day this year is Choose to Challenge, with the campaign encouraging individuals to challenge any form of inequality in order to drive change. Many women are thrivin…

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IAAF comments on Budget

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

The IAAF commented on the Budget that “The extension to the furlough scheme and increased access to grants and support is welcome. It gives aftermarket businesses more breathing room following a very …

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FIGIEFA to form new working group on telematics

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

We are pleased to inform you that FIGIEFA are in the process of setting up a working group on telematics and are looking for IAAF members with the relevant experience and expertise to participate. The…

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Search begins for Williamson successor

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

With the news that IAAF Chief Executive, Wendy Williamson, is retiring this year, the search has begun for her successor. The role of the IAAF chief executive is an extremely varied one and the succes…

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UK government review of Block Exemption Regulation

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy has announced a review on the functioning of European Block Exemption Regulations in the UK via the Competition and Markets Authority (C…

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IAAF to explore digital aftermarket opportunities in Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the first Industry Briefing Bitesize session for 2021, ‘The Digitalisation of the Automotive Aftermarket in 2021 and beyond’, whi…

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Brexit Transition: Sources of help and guidance

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Below can be found a list of sources of information which may be of interest to businesses who import and/or export goods to and from the UK.  This list is not exhaustive and new information will be a…

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Chief Executive Wendy Williamson to retire in 2021

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Heading up the Federation for more than seven years, Williamson has successfully led the IAAF through a number of changes, ensuring it remains at the forefront of the industry and as an umbrella for w…

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