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IAAF members win big at CAT awards

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

The winners of the CAT Awards 2024 have been crowned during a day of celebration in Manchester. The annual event, held at the Lowry Hotel, welcomed more than 200 people from across the aftermarket to …

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IAAF to hold inaugral Summer Conference and Networking Event

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is launching its inaugural Summer Conference and Networking Event, taking place on Wednesday 12th June at The Belfry, West Midlands. The event …

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IAAF to host regional meeting at Delphi Academy, Warwick

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2024

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is hosting its first member regional meeting of 2024 on Tuesday 12 March at the Delphi Academy in Warwick. The meeting is part of the IAAF's initia…

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Nominations open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2024

Nominations are now open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024, hosted by IAAF, which will take place on Wednesday 5 June at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event at NEC Birmingham. Please note…

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IAAF targets “unforgettable” event in 2024

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

IAAF is planning an even bigger and better Annual Conference and Awards Dinner in 2024 and members are urged to secure their table at the event, which takes place on Thursday 5 December 2024 at Double…

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Who will take home the Aftermarket Cup?

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

Entries are now open for the IAAF Annual Golf Day, which will see the federation return to the Belfry, Sutton Coldfield and enjoy exclusive use of the PGA National Course on Thursday 13 June. Booking …

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Five reasons why the Right to Repair campaign will be built on positivity not fear

Date: Thursday 11 January 2024

In 2024, IAAF is launching a new Right to Repair Campaign aimed at highlighting the mobility choices available to motorists through the automotive aftermarket of suppliers, motor factors and garages..…

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Factor Sales joins forces with the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Date: Thursday 04 January 2024

Factor Sales, a leading aftermarket measurement data provider powered by Pearson Ham Group, is proud to announce that it has become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)…

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Aftermarket united at IAAF Annual Awards and Dinner 2023

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) proudly hosted its 2023 Annual Awards and Dinner on Thursday, 7th December at the DoubleTree Hilton Milton Keynes. This year's event, headline …

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Frequently Asked Questions: IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner 2023

Date: Monday 04 December 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s Conference and Annual Awards and Dinner Here is a guide of everything you need to know about…

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IAAF Annual Conference achieves record numbers

Date: Monday 04 December 2023

  The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer more than 250 delegates an insightful look at the state of the automotive industry, and the opportunity to learn about the upcomi…

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Finalists unveiled for IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards 2023

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

The finalists in the IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ awards 2023 have been unveiled with the winners set to be revealed at the federation’s highly anticipated event in December. IAAF’s prestigious a…

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IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Product of the Year Awards 2023

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

The below have been shortlisted in the IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Product of the Year Awards. Click here to place your vote Company: Brembo Product: Greenance Kit Greenance Kit is the perfect combina…

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Court rules vehicle identification numbers must be made available to independent operators

Date: Monday 20 November 2023

Please note: This action should apply to the UK vehicle type approval and GDPR legislation, which still follows the same basis as in the EU. Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has handed dow…

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Kwik Fit to play a key role in IAAF membership

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Automotive repair giant Kwik Fit has officially joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The company, with more than 600 centres nationwide, will support IAAF’s growing network…

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New laws to safely roll out self-driving vehicles across British roads

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

New laws introduced into Parliament yesterday (8 November 2023) will put safety at the heart of the roll-out of self-driving vehicle technology and position the UK as world-leaders of this exciting £4…

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Auto Care & IAAF agree new partnership

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Auto Care Association and IAAF have agreed a new partnership, which will see the two associations work closer together in the coming months and years.  Meeting at automotive expo AAPEX, held recently …

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IAAF Activity Report: A new-look Federation is coming

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Updates on IAAF events, sponsorship opportunities and brand evolution Awards Dinner With just six weeks to go to the Annual Conference and Awards Dinner, the event is on course to sell out. With just …

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IAAF Annual Conference unveils full line-up

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer delegates an insightful look at the state of the automotive industry, and the opportunity to learn about the upcoming challenges and…

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Nominations open for IAAF Pride of the Aftermarket Awards

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

The full line up of awards for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s Pride of the Aftermarket Awards ceremony has been revealed, with nominations now being welcomed for each of th…

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Delphi celebrates the best UK technician talent

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023

Delphi has once again helped showcase the best of UK garage technical talent after hosting the keenly contested Top Technician final on Saturday 14th October.The event took place at Delphi’s state-of-…

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IAAF takes lobbying message on road with regional meetings

Date: Friday 13 October 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) demonstrated its lobbying activity and provided a comprehensive snapshot of the latest legislation changes affecting the aftermarket, at its ne…

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Final call issued for new IAAF regional meeting bookings

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has issued its last call for members to register for the Federation’s new regional meetings, being held from Tuesday 10th-Thursday 12th October…

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Sell-out expected at IAAF Annual Conference and Awards Dinner with two months to go

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

A sell-out is now expected at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) Annual Conference and Awards Dinner, with ticket sales in high demand, just two months to go before the event. …

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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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