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COVID-19 Update 24/3/20

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF is seeking clarification on exemption for businesses in the automotive aftermarket. Currently, it is the und…

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BER 2023: Preparatory survey

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Ahead of the discussions on the Block Exemption Regulation which is due for renewal in 2023, Ernst & Young have been chosen to undertake a study into the historical market trends in vehicle distri…

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COVID-19 and IAAF Events

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Following the announcement by the government this week, the IAAF has taken the decision to postpone all events until the end of May 2020. This is also in line with guidance issued to many of our membe…

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Let your customers know you're still here during the COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

TechmanGMS, who recently joined the IAAF, have produced a brief guide on how to communicate to your loyal customers and local community. With the unprecedented situation presented by COVID-19, many pe…

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IAAF calls for Government COVID-19 support

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is calling on the Government to implement a number of measures that support both individuals and busines…

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COVID-19: Emergency government funding available to businesses

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

As the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many businesses say they are teetering on the brink as revenues plunge following the stay at home advice. Fortunately, emergency funding of £330…

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COVID-19: Advice for employers from Lawgistics on sick-pay and self-isolation

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has produced the following advice for employers with regard to the Coronavirus. Over the coming months Lawgistics will be issuing legal updates specific…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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Working from home? Trying to recruit or manage meetings?

Date: Friday 20 March 2020

Follow these useful tips from Glen Callum Associates on keeping your business moving. Businesses’ are considering alternative forms of interviews/meetings to allow for a work from home situation. Dra…

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Aftermarket specialist becomes new IAAF Vice President

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Richard Welland, managing director of WAIglobal UK, has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president, supporting president, Terry Knox and chief executive…

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LEVC reveals name for new electric van: VN5

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

LEVC’s new electric light commercial van will set new standards in the commercial vehicle sector and its name has been revealed. VN5. Aligned with LEVC’s overall product naming strategy, the same tech…

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Liverpool Council introduces 20 gas-powered Mercedes refuse trucks

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Liverpool City Council has commissioned a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz refuse collection trucks that run on biogas. The Econic NGT 2630 L models are expected to make a significant contribution towards t…

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Pollution from tyre wear 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Harmful particle matter from tyres – and also brakes – is a very serious and growing environmental problem, one that is being exacerbated by the increasing popularity of large, heavy vehicles such as …

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The 2020 budget and vehicles

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Among the measures included in the recent budget, the government has highlighted the need to reduce emissions across all modes of transport, saying that road transport is responsible for 91% of domest…

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International Women’s Day and the IAAF

Date: Friday 06 March 2020

To coincide with International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, Wendy Williamson, CEO of the IAAF, and Hayley Pells, owner of Avia Autos and a speaker at the 2019 IAAF Conference, have both issued quote…

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Walker Products joins IAAF

Date: Friday 07 February 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has kickstarted 2020 by welcoming manufacturer, supplier and distributor of engine management components, Walker Products, to its growing membe…

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IAAF Golf Days 2020 - Save the dates

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

The IAAF has announced the dates and venues for its 2020 four-ball golf events with a new venue for the Midlands event. Northern Day Date: Wednesday 8th July 2020 Venue: Worsley Park Golf Course, …

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IAAF AGM 2020 - Notification

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

IAAF Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of Members will be taking place at 10:30am on THURSDAY 13th February 2020 at the IAAF Offices in Birmingham. Members of all categories are in…

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IAAF Conference 2019 - Presentations now available

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

The presentations from the highly successful IAAF Conference held on 5th December 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes are now available for download by IAAF members. If members would lik…

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NCD UK signs up to IAAF membership

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019

Nationwide Clutch Distributors (NCD) UK Ltd has become the latest automotive aftermarket company to join Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The clutch and automotive parts distribut…

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Fil Filter Europe joins IAAF

Date: Tuesday 01 October 2019

Fil Filter Europe is the latest automotive component supplier to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The company is the sales and distribution arm of Fil Filter AS, which ha…

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ContiTech springs into action at IAAF

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Air Spring specialist ContiTech Air Spring Systems is the latest manufacturer to become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Back in 1955, Continental was the first co…

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IAAF issues guidance for members on the new GDPR

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and applies to all businesses that have control over personal data. It updates the current data protection legislatio…

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

Colleagues, friends and associates are paying tribute to the life and career of one of the UK aftermarket&rsquo,s most colourful characters, Alec Morgan, following his recent untimely death.


In a…

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IAAF members urged to ‘brace themselves for change’ at latest industry briefing

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at Phocas Business Intelligence Software, Middlemarch Business Park, Coventry on Thursday 1…

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Mobiletron join ever-growing IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation&rsquo,s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading afterma…

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TVS EAG joins IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive group TVS EAG (Excel) to its membership. Now part of the TVS Motor Group Ltd, TVS EAG supplies quality steering and s…

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IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: Friday 09 March 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Terry Knox as its new vice-president, further adding to its wealth of industry expertise. Knox has been a member of the IAAF Co…

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Booking forms despatched for IAAF Conference and Awards Dinner 2017

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017

The IAAF has advised that the brochure and booking forms for this year's Conference and Awards Dinner are now being sent out to the membership. The event, which is taking place on Thursday 7th Decem…

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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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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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Updated FIGIEFA video released

Date: Friday 31 March 2017

FIGIEFA has released the updated version of its Connected Car video. The video explains how different telematics solutions &ndash, Extended Vehicle or the Interoperable Telematics Platform - will af…

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IAAF Golf dates announced for 2017

Date: Friday 24 February 2017

The IAAF is pleased to announce the return of its popular Golf Team Challenge for 2017. This year's dates are: Worsley Park, Manchester - 5th July Forest of Arden - 10th August Further detai…

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IAAF hails early success on type approval revisions

Date: Friday 24 February 2017

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

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IAAF Chief Executive interviewed on Radio 4

Date: Monday 20 February 2017

The IAAF's Chief Executive Wendy Williamson told the Radio 4 You and Yours programme that proposals to extend the MOT test from three years to four for newer vehicles are fraught with danger. , …

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Wendy Williamson wins ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Date: Monday 20 February 2017

Wendy Williamson, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive, has received the &lsquo,Lifetime Achievement&rsquo, award at the Car &, Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 2017. …

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IAAF to run series of Industry Briefing Sessions around the UK

Date: Thursday 09 February 2017

The IAAF will be running a series of 7 Industry Briefing Meetings around the UK during 2017. These sessions are being headed up by Mike Smallbone, Membership Development Manager, and are designed to…

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Autotech Recruit joins IAAF

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

IAAF has welcomed automotive recruitment specialist Autotech Recruit to its membership. Autotech Recruit offers a bespoke, professional service in supplying technical staff to the motor industry. Fr…

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IAAF says guilty verdict against Kia is a major victory for the Aftermarket

Date: Thursday 04 February 2016

At the end of last year the Supreme Court in Stockholm dismissed Kia Motor&rsquo,s petition to appeal against their conviction in December 2012 for breach of competition in the Swedish market on its 7…

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Wendy Williamson appointed to FIGIEFA board

Date: Friday 03 July 2015

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of IAAF, has been appointed to the board and made treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European independent automotive aftermarket to g…

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