Tag: Associations

Stapleton’s joins ITMA

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Stapleton’s (Tyre Services) Ltd has joined the International Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA). According to the association, Stapleton’s joins ITMA “following the recent addition of an Asian tyre brand to its portfolio”. ITMA now has 23 members, nine of which appear in Tyres & Accessories’ top 20 leading tyre manufacturers ranking.

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IAAF to warn aftermarket “be primed for digital revolution”

IAAF to warn aftermarket “be primed for digital revolution”

8th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will address challenges faced by the aftermarket in the digital era, when she delivers a speech to delegates at Automechanika Birmingham next month.

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Business intelligence platform TechMan joins IAAF

Business intelligence platform TechMan joins IAAF

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

TechMan Garage Management Systems has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Built from within a garage environment specifically for garages and workshops, TechMan offers a management solution for workshops looking to improve and streamline processes, and ultimately increase their bottom line.

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Reverend Richard Coles to speak at NTDA Tyre Industry Conference 2019

Reverend Richard Coles to speak at NTDA Tyre Industry Conference 2019

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Reverend Richard Coles will be the closing speaker at the NTDA’s 2019 Tyre Industry Conference (3 October, International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham). The broadcaster, writer and Church of England priest is known for a variety of television appearances, including Have I Got News For You, and a memorable run on Strictly Come Dancing. He first found fame as one half of the 1980s band, The Communards, which enjoyed three UK Top 10 hits, including the biggest-selling single of 1986, Don't Leave Me This Way.

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IAAF appoints Terry Knox as new president

IAAF appoints Terry Knox as new president

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Terry Knox has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) president, taking over from Lawrence Bleasdale who stepped down at IAAF’s AGM on 14 February. This comes at the same time as IAAF’s Honorary Treasurer Richard Welland has been appointed the new vice president.

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Tyre Recovery Association announces details for 2019 Recycling Forum Day

Tyre Recovery Association announces details for 2019 Recycling Forum Day

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has announced its Recycling Day Forum will be held on 18 June 2019 at the Ardencote Manor Hotel, Warwick. The theme for this year’s event is ‘2020 and Beyond’ with guests from Europe and from the UK discussing the direction of tyre recycling in the future.

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Opera Automotive joins IAAF

17th December 2018 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that exhaust supplier Opera Automotive has joined as a member. The sign-up is another significant endorsement for the IAAF, as it heads towards the end of a very successful 12-month period that has seen regular, ongoing enrolment to its membership from all corners of the aftermarket, including other major suppliers, factors and automotive-related services.

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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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