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Call for nominations in Pride of Aftermarket Award

Date: Friday 29 September 2023

The IAAF has issued a "Call for Nominations" in its Pride of Aftermarket Awards at the IAAF Annual Awards Dinner sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) which is taking place on Thursday 7th Dece…

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IAAF regional meetings to offer state-of-the-art member facility tours

Date: Friday 29 September 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is taking its activity direct to its aftermarket membership with the arrangement of several regional meetings across England in mid-October. Wi…

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IAAF members welcome to join awards judging panel

Date: Friday 22 September 2023

In a change to its judging procedure for the upcoming Pride of Aftermarket Awards 2023, IAAF is moving to a judging process for some of its awards, replacing the current voting system. IAAF is therefo…

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“Listen to the experts”, IAAF urges govt to consult with aftermarket on Net Zero plans

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has urged the Government to consult the automotive aftermarket on its Net Zero plans, after the banning of new petrol and diesel-powered vehicl…

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IAAF adds ALCO Filters to expanded membership

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added leading filter manufacturer ALCO Filters to its membership. Established in 1973 and a trusted advisor in the filters industry, ALCO F…

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Alliance Automotive Group to sponsor flagship IAAF event

Date: Thursday 14 September 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will welcome back leading parts distributor Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), as headline sponsor for the 2023 edition of its Annual Conference …

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Brembo prime line LCV brake calipers

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Light Commercial Vehicles are designed to meet the highest standards of safety, reliability and integrity. But they’re also designed to go on … and on … and on. And when it comes to innovation, origin…

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Leading automotive industry names join vGI Holdings sustainable mobility event ‘Going Greener’ on 14 September 2023

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

In 2022 vGI Holdings held its first group open day, 'going green'. On 14 September 2023 they are 'Going Greener'. Interest for the event from group suppliers and some of the largest names in the indus…

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Parts firm recognised by Chancellor for 70 years of service

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Bennetts Car Parts was recently invited to No.10 as local business champions. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt said:"Local businesses are vital for our economy, our day to day lives and ou…

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IAA Mobility 2023: FORVIA presents its vision of connected, sustainable and automated mobility

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

FORVIA, the world’s seventh-largest supplier of automotive technology, combining the innovation skills of Faurecia and HELLA, is presenting its portfolio to address tomorrow's mobility requirements at…

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Maverick Diagnostics introduces radical online training for modern technicians

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

As the automotive industry undergoes a rapid and transformative evolution, staying ahead of the curve is no longer an option – it’s a necessity for technicians. In response to the pressing demand for …

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GSF Car Parts and delivery mates to hit the road in unique electric motorbike fundraiser for Ben charity

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

NATIONAL motor factor GSF Car Parts and final-mile delivery specialists Delivery Mates are partnering for a unique challenge to raise awareness and money for the automotive industry charity Ben. A tea…

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Alliance Automotive Group to merge FPS Distribution and Platinum International

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Alliance Automotive Group UK and Ireland (AAG) is excited to announce a significant milestone in their growth and development journey. As the automotive industry continues to evolve, AAG is committed …

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IAAF Activity report - September 2023

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

IAAF is actively planning across a number of fronts, including the introduction of new member benefits. MVBEO IAAF is in the process of emailing members its ‘explainer’ document on Motor Vehicle Block…

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The changing face of job adverts: Glen Callum Associates advises on best practice to seek top talent

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is advising businesses on best practice when creating job adverts to help them better appeal to candidates amid the rising cost-of-living crisis. With the recruitment spec…

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IAAF Regional meetings: book your places now

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2023

The following dates and locations have been confirmed for IAAF regional meetings in October, exclusively available to members. Tuesday 10 October: Ring Automotive, LeedsWednesday 11 October: SMP Europ…

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HEYNER UK joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 25 August 2023

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added quality car parts and accessories distributor HEYNER UK to its membership. Established in 2011, HEYNER UK represents two German brands, H…

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IAAF shortlisted in Association Excellence Awards

Date: Thursday 24 August 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has been shortlisted in the Association Excellence Awards in the Best Longstanding Association Event category. The Federation’s jewel-in-the-cr…

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Govt to IAAF: “Approach to net zero is technology neutral”

Date: Thursday 24 August 2023

The IAAF recently corresponded with the Minister of State for Transport who confirmed the Government’s strategy remains net zero exhaust emissions, but it was also confirmed that the ability to contin…

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IAAF joins global automotive Right to Repair movement

Date: Friday 11 August 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has joined other global association leaders to support the critical global Right to Repair movement by signing the new right to repair position…

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IAAF adds to conference speaker roster

Date: Thursday 10 August 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed the latest speaker to join the roster for its annual conference, being held on Thursday 7 December 2023 at Double Tree by Hilton, …

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IAAF Exclusive: GCA’s recruitment partnership with HGV Direct

Date: Friday 04 August 2023

Mark Field, chief executive of IAAF, recently sat down with Kayleigh Bradley, senior recruitment consultant at Glen Callum Associates to find out about the recruitment specialist’s recent partnership …

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IAAF launches Regional Meetings

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

IAAF is launching a series of regional meetings, taking the Federation’s work and that of its members and service providers out to the wider membership. More details will be released next week but IAA…

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Hills Numberplates joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

Manufacturer of number plate components, registration plates and number plate production systems, Hills Numberplates, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. Th…

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Bookings open for IAAF Annual Conference and Dinner 2023

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has opened registrations for its prestigious event, the annual Conference and Awards Dinner, taking place at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes…

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IAAF plans for the future as annual dinner is nominated for award

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

IAAF is actively planning across a number of fronts, including the introduction of new member benefits. EventsThe Annual Conference and Awards Dinner 2023 is proving popular with more than half of all…

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Latest IAAF-GiPA Intelligence round up available

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

The latest edition of the IAAF Market Intelligence Report, issued in partnership with GiPA, has been published, detailing vehicle sales figures and MOT seasonality. The report, delivered monthly to IA…

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IAAF announces first speaker for 2023 conference

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) inaugural conference and awards dinner will be back in 2023, taking place on Thursday 7 December, and the federation has revealed its first c…

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Tom Allen signs up to entertain guests at IAAF’s Awards Dinner

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

Household name and star of the stage and the screen, comedian Tom Allen, will be entertaining guests at the 2023 IAAF awards dinner being held on 7 December at DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes. Allen …

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IAAF despatches latest issue of Industry Briefing Document

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

The latest IAAF Industry Briefing is now available, and will land in members’ email inboxes very soon. The Briefing reports on the Federation’s lobbying activity, which recently secured several gains …

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IAAF Golf Day 2023: images now available

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

Images from the recent IAAF Golf Day held at The Belfry on Thursday 22 June are now available for viewing and individual pictures can be downloaded. To access the images, please click here. The event …

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Delay on MOT decision “unacceptable”

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is calling on the Government to make its decision on the MOT test frequency, with the Federation calling the lack of clarity on the matter “com…

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IAAF Activity Report: w-e 30 June 2023

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

A packed week for IAAF, which involved visiting Melksham Motor Spares for its 55th anniversary trade show. It was a fantastic opportunity for the Federation to engage with garages and look at where we…

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Richard Welland appointed to lead WAI Europe

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Global automotive electrical specialist, WAI, has appointed current UK managing director Richard Welland as President of WAI Europe, overseeing all European operations. The news comes as WAI’s UK and …

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Largest ever IAAF Golf Day hailed a success

Date: Friday 23 June 2023

The largest ever IAAF Golf Day has been hailed as a resounding success by participants and the Federation, with more than 100 players taking part at the Belfry PGA National Course on Thursday 22 June.…

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Veterans’ charity scoops lottery grant following IAAF support

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

A charity supporting army veterans has won the National Lottery People’s Project grant public vote, after a swathe of support from the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The Veteran…

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Data shows beginning of Covid-19 MOT trend correction

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

Data from DVSA and the IAAF Garage Network suggests a levelling out of the MOT trend brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. More motorists are now resorting back to summer MOTs, having had the tes…

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Mountney joins Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation membership

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive accessory supplier Mountney to its membership. Mountney was established almost 30 years ago and is a leading national s…

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IAAF to support garage members with online presence

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced an initiative to help garages access a top-performing website so they can better respond to the way motorists now search for vehi…

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Landmark aftermarket revisions in new motor vehicle block exemption order (MV-BEO) now in UK Law

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

UK AFCAR, the lobbying coalition comprising UK trade federations and commercial organisations, has secured critically important gains in the revised Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MV-BEO) ensuri…

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Automechanika Birmingham Garage Award winners revealed

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

The winners of the Automechanika Birmingham 2023 Garage Awards, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, have been announced at …

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Automechanika Birmingham 2023 draws massive crowd

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

IAAF would like to thank show organisers Messe Frankfurt UK and members who visited the event, IAAF stand, IAAF Networking Event and Garage Awards for their support this week at Automechanika Birmingh…

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7000 votes cast in garage awards

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

More than 7000 votes have been cast in the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, hosted by IAAF and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts. The now full event takes place on Wednesday 7 June at Hi…

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Sponsor a hole at the IAAF Golf Day

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

Sponsorship is still available for the sold out IAAF Golf Day 2023, which this year offers exclusive use of the PGA National Course on Thursday 22 June. Hole sponsorship is currently available for jus…

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Latest IAAF Intelligence Report released

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

The latest IAAF Market Intelligence Report, in partnership with GiPA, is out now and includes information on new passenger car sales, MOT test volume forecast for 2023, historical used car sales in EU…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 19 May 2023

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

A packed week of meetings for IAAF with the CV Section and Council coming together. Both meetings took place at GTG Wolverhampton, and members enjoyed a tour of the extensive facilities used to train …

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Court says VMs are “obliged to disclose VIN” to independent operators

Date: Friday 12 May 2023

In a test case from German automotive trade body GVA against vehicle manufacturer Scania, the Regional Court of Cologne has referred several questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (Case C-31…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 12 May 2023

Date: Friday 12 May 2023

IAAF / UK AFCAR Lobbying work applaudedIAAF Chief Executive Mark Field attended the FIGIEFA General Assembly in Brussels, which also included a tour of the European Parliament. The trip was an importa…

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FIGIEFA monitoring upcoming Euro 7 Regulation

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

The Euro 7 Emission Regulation would impact directly on the parts market for several key emissions-related parts, currently sold in quantity by independent distributors and wholesalers. The issue conc…

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New focus for IAAF CV

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Sue McKay, global category manager for commercial vehicles at TMD Friction, onto the Federation’s Council as its new head of the …

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