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IAAF virtual conference urges aftermarket to gear up in the race to futureproof the industry

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has urged the industry to gear up for change in its fittingly titled virtual conference, ‘Aftermarket for the Future’, as it provided a detaile…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Headline Sponsor - Alliance Automotive Group

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Alliance Automotive Group for agreeing to be the Headline Sponsor for the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference held on Thursday 2 December 2021. This was the second time the Confe…

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The ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ celebrated at IAAF virtual conference

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the winners of its ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ award ceremony, as it continues to celebrate the individuals and businesses who hav…

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IAAF adds MEHA Automotive to its membership

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has grown its membership further with the addition of leading supplier of metalliferous products, MEHA Automotive UK. MEHA Automotive UK produc…

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Voting is now open for IAAF’s 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

Voting is now open for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. This year we received a high number of nominations and the shortlist has now been unveiled. The categories include Car Supplier of th…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - register now

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

There is now less than one week to go to the IAAF Virtual Conference 2021, headline sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The conference will be titled Aftermarket for the Future, as the event…

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IAAF activity report w-e 26 November 2021

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. LobbyingThis week the IAAF, in support of UK…

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Conference nears record numbers as full line-up confirmed

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group, looks set to attract record numbers as the full speaker line-up is confirmed.  Beginning at 10am on Thursday 2 December, the v…

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Conference Speaker announcement: DVSA to outline market surveillance work on brakes, DPFs, LEDs, and emissions control

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Representatives from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will provide an update to IAAF members on its Market Surveillance Unit (MSU) work programmes at the upcoming IAAF Virtual Conferen…

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Who’s best in the Independent Aftermarket? - Final call for nominations

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

This is just a reminder that this year’s Awards Programme will be closing for nominations at 5.00 p.m. today. As in previous years, there are categories for Distributors and Suppliers in both the car …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 19 November 2021

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. New members join IAAF We have a number of ne…

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Professor David Bailey joins IAAF conference line-up

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed that Professor David Bailey, a UK automotive expert on Brexit, will be speaking at its 2021 Virtual Conference. Titled ‘UK Auto after …

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One hundred days in the life of the IAAF

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

IAAF Chief Executive Mark Field has produced a progress report on the IAAF and its activities over the first 100 days of its financial year, beginning 1 August. The Federation’s work since 1 August ha…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 12 November 2021

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. This week the IAAF held both its CV committe…

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Register now for the “Aftermarket for the Future” - 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Registration is now open for the “Aftermarket for the Future”, the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The event looks to address the biggest challenges and opp…

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Former Dyson CEO Martin McCourt to speak at IAAF Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced Martin McCourt, who was previously the long-standing CEO of Dyson, as special guest speaker at its 2021 Virtual Conference. In line w…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 5 November 2021

Date: Friday 05 November 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. The IAAF Conference 2021 countdown kicks off …

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 welcomes top sponsors

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF’s) virtual conference 2021, sponsored by leading automotive trading group, Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), has attracted support from more top …

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 29 October 2021

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. These included:Products and Services eBullet…

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Key points from the October 2021 Budget Statement

Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

The 2021 budget key points were: Inflation in September was 3.1% and is likely to rise to average 4% over next year, OBR says UK economy forecast to return to pre-Covid levels by 2022 Annual growth s…

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“Accept the new normal and take advantage” says IAAF Garage Section Head, Andy Reynolds

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Andy Reynolds of A J Reynolds, IAAF Garage Section Head, has issued a rallying cry to independent garages to “accept the new normal and take advantage of it,” in what will be a very busy time for the …

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West Midlands Gigafactory, the largest in the UK, to secure the British automotive industry’s long-term electric future

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

West Midlands Gigafactory, a public private joint venture between Coventry City Council and Coventry Airport Ltd, has recently unveiled further plans to develop the UK’s largest battery Gigafactory as…

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IAAF Briefing Session highlights changing landscape

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has hosted its first ever hybrid Industry Briefing Session at Autotech Group’s headquarters in Milton Keynes. Mike Smallbone, IAAF Head of Memb…

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Lumileds celebrate excellence in the Automotive Aftermarket as Top Garage and Top Technician Awards are decided for 2020/21

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting-supported UK Top Technician and Top Garage Awards scheme for 2020/21 reached its climax earlier this week and the winners were announced at a gala industry…

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Last few sponsorship packages available for Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Sponsorship packages for the IAAF’s Virtual Conference 2021 – Aftermarket for the Future – are selling fast. With a number of new and exciting sponsorship packages available to members, including the …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 15 October 2021

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. These included: A visit to Partbusters HQ f…

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New IAAF Products & Services eBulletin to target over 7500 garages

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The new IAAF Products & Services eBulletin will launch on Tuesday 26th October and will reach more than 7500 independent garages. Mark Field, IAAF Chief Executive, said: “IAAF along with its membe…

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Last chance to book for hybrid IAAF Industry Briefing session

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The next IAAF Industry Briefing session will will be taking place next Tuesday, 12th October, and will welcome a limited number of members with the opportunity for safe networking, as well as continui…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 8 October 2021

Date: Thursday 07 October 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. Northern Ireland MOTWe have completed the fir…

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AAG to headline sponsor IAAF Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that leading automotive trading group, Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), is the headline sponsor of its 2021 Virtual Confer…

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The perfect storm – episode 3 China factory closures

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

In the latest of our “perfect storm” articles, we look at the latest impacts on the global supply chain. In the past week, more than 100 companies have notified stock markets of production suspensions…

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 1 October 2021

Date: Friday 01 October 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. Fuel shortagesThe IAAF has sought information…

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New portal simplifies warranty returns process

Date: Thursday 30 September 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 Report w/e 24 September 2021

Date: Friday 24 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. IAAF Council and CV Committee meetingsWe have…

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IAAF welcomes return of Industry Briefing sessions with hybrid event

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that its next Industry Briefing session will welcome a limited number of members with the opportunity for safe networking, as wel…

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The perfect storm – episode 2

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Following on from our widely read article last week on external issues affecting the automotive aftermarket including container costs, raw material prices and driver shortages to name but a few, we lo…

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IAAF Insight: The Perfect storm - From container costs and raw material prices to driver shortages and other logistical issues – the automotive aftermarket is not exempt, IAAF warns

Date: Friday 17 September 2021

The ripple effects of the global supply chain crisis, played out very much on our TV screens, mean the automotive aftermarket will not be exempt from disruption. We have heard from many businesses ove…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - sponsorship packages now available

Date: Friday 17 September 2021

The IAAF Virtual Conference 2021, taking place on 2 December, is entitled Aftermarket for the Future, and the event will tackle the past, present and future of the sector, supporting members’ business…

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IAAF Activity Report - w/e 17 September 2021

Date: Friday 17 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 Conference – sponsorship packages rel…

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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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