Cleevely Motors, with sister business Cleevely Electric Vehicles, has achieved yet another milestone by clinching a highly coveted “Top Garage Award”. This latest accolade concludes a week in which the independent garage has been recognised with no fewer than five awards.
Supplier of automotive accessories, Streetwize Accessories, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. Established in 1986, the Manchester-based company specialises in top-quality motor accessories for personal, leisure and professional use and has become a well-known name in the automotive sector.
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. With the exclusive meetings providing members with insight into the Federation’s activity, IAAF is taking its message on the road, with hosts offering visitors a glimpse behind the scenes at their state-of-the-art facilities. Meetings are planned for Tuesday 10 October, Wednesday 11 October and Thursday 12 October at IAAF members Ring Automotive in Leeds, SMP Europe in Nottingham, and Hella in Banbury respectively.
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 Filters is a European manufacturer that is celebrating 50 years of service to the aftermarket in 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 and Awards Dinner. Taking place at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes, on Thursday 7 December, IAAF’s conference returns with the theme of ‘The Brilliance of Resilience’, and features a star-studded line up of leading industry voices, including ‘rogue trader’ Nick Leeson as keynote speaker, who is known for bankrupting Barings Bank, the UK’s oldest merchant bank, in 1995.
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 statement. The statement enumerates the core beliefs of the movement and the objectives and intended outcomes of right to repair legislation. Importantly, the document sets out ten best practice principles to developing a framework for right to repair legislation that any supporting country can use and adapt to their needs.
Kwik Fit is to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). With more than 600 centres nationwide, the country’s largest tyre retail chain will support IAAF’s growing network of garages, parts distributors and suppliers. It will also work closely with the Federation on lobbying and campaign issues such as Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MVBEO) and MOT testing.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation 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 shortly but IAAF is expected to host consecutive meetings within a week in October at different member locations.
Household name and star of the stage and the screen, comedian Tom Allen, will be entertaining guests at the 2023 IAAF awards dinner being held on 7 December at DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes. Allen is the host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired, co-host of Cooking With The Stars and is also a regular on Bake Off: An Extra Slice. In 2021 he became the co-host of Channel 4’s Complaints Welcome, and in 2022 he hosted brand-new Dave series The Island.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is calling on the government to make its decision on the MOT test frequency, with the Federation calling the lack of clarity on the matter “completely unacceptable”, and harmful for the entire supply chain.
LKQ Euro Car Parts will be the headline sponsor of the first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Celebrating outstanding achievements across the garage sector as well as the federation’s lobbying activity, the awards will be held on the evening of Wednesday 7 June at Hilton Metropole NEC. The event coincides with the automotive aftermarket trade exhibition, Automechanika Birmingham, where LKQ Euro Car Parts promises “an eye-catching display”. Award nominations are now open; you can submit your nominations here.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Craig McCracken, group factor manager at Arnold Clark Autoparts, as new president. He succeeds immediate past president Richard Welland and will remain on the IAAF board, alongside Richard, honorary treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale and chief executive Mark Field. McCracken has more than 40 years’ experience in the automotive industry and has worked for Arnold Clark for 37 years.
New analysis of DVSA MOT test data shows that faulty tyres accounted for 13 per cent of failures between July and September 2022. Of all failures, 27 per cent are “dangerous”. Previous analyses of MOT failure data have found that tyres account for between 8 per cent and 22 of all MOT failures. And therefore the latest figures represent long-term median tyre-related failure rates. Since industry sources generally agree that MOTs generate around 20 per cent of total annual UK tyre replacement sales, however you count it, MOTs have a significant impact on tyre maintenance and therefore road safety.
Automotive component distributor Magneti Marelli Parts and Services has joined as the latest addition to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. The trade body’s service membership has continued to grow throughout the year and the latest expansion sees the Italian company, with its strong heritage in the automotive industry, joining to support the Federation’s lobbying initiatives and industry networking events.