Tag: Associations

ITMA joins Germany’s BRV

ITMA joins Germany’s BRV

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The International Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA) has joined Germany’s association of tyre, wheel and car service specialists, Bundesverband Reifenhandel und Vulkaniseur-Handwerk (BRV) as an associate member

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NFDA and ICDP publish ‘Life After Brexit’ discussion paper

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and ICDP have published ‘Life after Brexit: challenges and opportunities for UK automotive retail’. The discussion paper analyses challenges, outlines priorities and investigates opportunities that are likely to appear for the retail auto industry as the post Brexit situation emerges.

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Harp International joins IAAF

Harp International joins IAAF

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed chemical packer, supplier and reclamation specialist, Harp International to its membership. Harp International has been supplying refrigerants for vehicle refrigeration and air conditioning systems for more than 25 years.

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UK automotive sector reacts to the Queen’s Speech

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

It did not take long for various sectors of the automotive industry and aftermarket to voice their reactions to the Queen’s speech at the opening of Parliament on Wednesday. One such reaction came from Brian Madderson, Chairman of The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA). He said: “The PRA has raised concerns directed at the government’s announcement that large retailers and motorway service areas (MSA) will be required to install electric charge points”.

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NBRA backs ICO’s on-going search warrants

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) stated that it is “pleased” that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has carried out further search warrants at properties in Manchester and Cheshire, as part of an ongoing investigation. The search warrant is part of an ongoing investigation by the ICO relating to nuisance calls that encourage people to make personal injury claims about road traffic accidents being linked to the theft of data from car body repair centres.

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FER celebrates 80 years

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) is celebrating its 80th anniversary throughout 2017 and has promised to develop even further to ensure it can keep up with an ever-evolving motor trade.

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Johnny Herbert to host IAAF Conference

Johnny Herbert to host IAAF Conference

Friday 19th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that former British Formula 1 driver, Johnny Herbert, will host its Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony 2017 on Thursday 7 December 2017.

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Brexit and general election factors in decline in motorcycle sales – NMDA

Thursday 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The triggering of Article 50 and the decision to call a general election have been cited as factors in the 16 per cent decline in motorcycle sales registered by Motor Cycle Industry Association figures in April. 10,365 bikes were registered, compared to 12,343 bikes put on the road in the same period for 2016.

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AALG prepares for post-Brexit aftermarket

AALG prepares for post-Brexit aftermarket

Monday 8th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) has positioned itself to lobby on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain and has an official launch on Tuesday 23 May at Silverstone race track.

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Richard Bender named Tire Dealers Association of Canada president

Wednesday 5th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The Tire Dealers Association of Canada has announced the appointment of Richard Bender as president. TDAC’s primary mandate is maintaining a strong liaison with provincial tyre associations across Canada. The Tire Dealers of Canada recently announced they will be hosting a national trade show and convention in Toronto during September 2018.

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Successful regional meeting for FER

Successful regional meeting for FER

Tuesday 4th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The Federation of Engine Re-manufacturers (FER) brought members together at a Southern Regional Meeting recently at Reigate Manor Hotel in Surrey, with engine components supplier AJUSA hosting the event. The meeting highlighted cylinder head gasket stresses, fibre gasket characteristics and uses, the ‘mls’ design, metal-elastomer gasket characteristics and uses and, cylinder head gasket tests and other verifications.

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NBRA launched as ‘industry voice’

NBRA launched as ‘industry voice’

Thursday 23rd March 2017 | 0 Comments

21 March saw the unveiling of the National Body Repair Association (NBRA), the UK’s trade association for vehicle body repair sector – formally known as RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA). The association held an exclusive evening event in London with both industry colleagues and press in attendance.

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First IAAF industry briefing ‘a success’

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) hosted its first industry briefing of the year at Sales–i in Solihull on Thursday 16 March. Headed up by Mike Smallbone, membership development manager, the event welcomed a diverse mix of IAAF members who were able to benefit from an informative update on IAAF’s latest activity and the threats affecting the independent aftermarket.

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IAAF to hold seven industry briefings this year

IAAF to hold seven industry briefings this year

Monday 6th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that it will be hosting seven industry briefing sessions throughout the UK in 2017 to provide all members with access to the latest aftermarket updates and keep them up to date on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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IGA backing Trust My Garage with £1,000 guarantee

Wednesday 1st March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has introduced a new Trust My Garage £1,000 Guarantee. The scheme provides financial reassurance to consumers who have service and repair work carried out by a member of the Trust My Garage (TMG) programme. TMG is a Chartered Trading Standard Institute (CTSI) approved code under the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme.

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