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

Thursday 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

Thursday 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

Monday 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

Monday 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

Thursday 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

Monday 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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Two new members for IAAF

Two new members for IAAF

Monday 19th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed two new companies to its ever-growing membership. The first of these is automotive group TVS EAG (Excel). Now part of the TVS Motor Group Ltd, TVS EAG supplies quality steering and suspension parts throughout the UK and Ireland.

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Hydrogen cars could rewrite depreciation curve, VRA members hear

Tuesday 30th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Hydrogen cars could rewrite the standard vehicle depreciation curve, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association heard at their monthly meeting last week.

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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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