Tag: Associations

NTDA disassociates itself from TyreServ Romford

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Following its 5 December 2018 statement saying the association would take action against non-member misappropriation of the association’s name, the NTDA has indeed been taking action against a number of UK tyre retailers falsely claiming to be members of the association.

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IAAF welcomes JRP Distribution

IAAF welcomes JRP Distribution

3rd December 2018 | 0 Comments

Automotive distributor, JRP Distribution, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Launched in 1984, JRP Distribution is a family-run company that has grown to become one of the leading automotive distribution companies within the UK, employing almost 40 staff, supplying branded automotive and allied products to nationals and independent automotive accessory shops.

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Technology dominates FER conference

Technology dominates FER conference

14th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The Federation of Engine Re-manufacturers (FER) held its annual conference and AGM in October 2018 at the Park Inn, Radisson, York. The conference was opened by the FER’s new operations manager, Owen Laurenson who outlined key objectives for the federation in 2019.

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NTDA and TRA announce closer collaboration

NTDA and TRA announce closer collaboration

10th October 2018 | 0 Comments

During the NTDA Tyre Industry Conference held on 4 October 2018, NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay announced that the NTDA and the TRA are working to explore “the clear synergies between the two associations”. In the first instance, this will involve an exchange of representatives between the NTDA Executive Council and TRA Steering Group and the establishment of a joint Working Group to explore the possible benefits such an alliance can deliver.

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NTDA opens Tyre Industry Conference 2018: forum ‘more important than ever’

NTDA opens Tyre Industry Conference 2018: forum ‘more important than ever’

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

National Tyre Distributors Association chief executive Stefan Hay and national chairman Prashant Chopra have opened the 2018 Tyre Industry Conference, stating that the annual forum is "more important than ever" given the current business climate. Chopra added that the current period of uncertainty pre-Brexit has seen an increase in numbers for the association's membership, with core tyre retail businesses such as Morecambe's Westgate Tyres alongside more tangentially related firms like Banner Batteries having joined the association in the past 12 months.

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TIA elects Dan Nothdurft as secretary

TIA elects Dan Nothdurft as secretary

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has elected Dan Nothdurft as its new board secretary effective Monday 29 October 2018.

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IAAF further swells its membership with TGL

IAAF further swells its membership with TGL

4th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced clutch and transmissions specialist TGL as the latest member to join its ranks.

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IAAF promotes Mike Smallbone to membership development role

IAAF promotes Mike Smallbone to membership development role

4th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced Mike Smallbone’s promotion to head of membership development. Smallbone joined IAAF in September 2015. The federation states he has been instrumental in IAAF membership recruitment, along with successfully raising the profile of IAAF’s activities at trade events and also spearheading the Your Car Your Choice campaign.

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NFDA responds to government ‘no-deal Brexit’ notices

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK government has published 25 technical notices setting out what it is doing to prepare for no-deal Brexit and to guide businesses and individuals. In total, 84 notices are expected to be released over the upcoming weeks. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said a deal is the most likely outcome, but the UK “must be ready to consider the alternative.”

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IMDA works with Advertising Standards Authority to create new guide for dealers

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

A new guide for dealers has been created by the Independent Motor Dealers Association to spread best practice for the advertising of ex-daily rental and ex-fleet vehicles. The six-page document has been written with the help and support of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which created consternation among dealers when the ASA upheld an appeal hearing by a consumer concerning two Alfa Romeo Giuliettas.

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Car sales figures represent ‘encouraging trend’ – NFDA

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the SMMT car registration figures, Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK, said: “Despite June’s decline, it was encouraging to see that in the second quarter the new car market was 2.3 per cent higher than last year”.

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IAAF’s Williamson re-elected to FIGIEFA board

IAAF’s Williamson re-elected to FIGIEFA board

2nd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has been re-elected to the board and made treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.

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Apollo Vredestein is FTA’s ‘Van Excellence’ newest partner

Apollo Vredestein is FTA’s ‘Van Excellence’ newest partner

2nd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein has been announced as a partner to the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Van Excellence scheme, an innovative initiative designed to recognise excellence within the commercial vehicle sector and improve operational standards.

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ETRMA and other tyre manufacturing associations convene in Washington DC

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Chief executives from regional tyre manufacturing associations including the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JATMA), the Korean Tire Manufacturers Association (KOTMA), and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) convened a two-day meeting 5-6 June 2018 in Washington, DC. The goal was to discuss “issues of importance to the tyre manufacturing industry and the stakeholders it serves across the globe”. Major topics included industry commitments in sustainability and environmental stewardship, the comprehensive global regulatory landscape and a platform for increased dialogue.

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New website for NFDA

11th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has launched its new website. While the domain www.nfda-uk.co.uk remains the same, the website has a completely new design with a modern layout. It provides NFDA members with all the latest press releases, news stories and reports, including NFDA’s Dealer Attitude Survey and Consumer Attitude Survey.

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