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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

About us

The IAAF started trading in 1930 as Motor Factors Association. The IAAF is the only trade association that lobbies on behalf of the independent automotive sector specifically on parts. The federation’s aim is to promote all aspects of the aftermarket and support every part of a member’s business and provide beneficial services. The IAAF exists purely to represent the needs and requirements of its members and to co-ordinate its shared strengths to promote the independent automotive aftermarket as a credible alternative for vehicle service and repair.

IAAF Mission Statement

Our aims:

  • To promote and secure the future of the independent automotive aftermarket to the benefit of our members
  • To develop and maintain effective links with government departments, regulators, allied trade associations and the press such that the federation's views are always given serious consideration and acted upon.
  • To support every aspect of a member's business and provide beneficial services.

Lobbying activities:

  • We are the only trade association who lobbies exclusively on behalf of the independent sector specifically on parts
  • Key & current issues include:
    • eCall/telematics
    • The connected car
    • Access to technical information
    • Type approval on aftermarket parts
    • EU Roadworthiness Package
    • Right to Choose campaign

Networking events:

  • Network events with suppliers, distributors and garages including:
    • IAAF breakfast meetings featuring a range of topical issues
    • Corporate Golf events
  • Plus! The largest automotive aftermarket event of the year - the IAAF Conference & Awards dinner

Products and services for members:

  • Specialist insurance schemes featuring:
    • Credit insurance
    • Commercial insurance
    • Bad debt recovery
  • Legal helpline with advice on employment law and HR
  • Secretariat support
  •  Technical helpline
  • Lifestyle protection insurance from £1.44 per week
  • Merchandise & promotional workwear
  • IT & Telecom solutions