The IAAF is continuing to call for the MOT extension to be scrapped and has written to government to get the decision overturned. In various communications with DVSA and Department for Transport, IAAF chief executive, Wendy Williamson said the decision to extend the MOT “will inevitably have a serious impact on road safety as road worthiness can alter greatly during this period. There is also the obvious concern that due to this postponement there could be thousands of vehicles on the road that are dangerous and unroadworthy.”
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has said the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) decision to extend MOTs for a six-month period causes “huge challenges” for the sector, arguing that the industry needs to ensure vehicles continue to be kept safe in these challenging times.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation has gained clarification from government that businesses in the automotive aftermarket supplying garages, namely motor factors and suppliers, can remain open during the Covid-19 lockdown. Garages are exempt from the enforced closure of retailers, but motor factors can stay open in order to supply workshops who continue to support logistics providers, local councils, blue light services and key workers.
Praise has been heaped on IAAF’s Annual Awards & Dinner 2019, with many calling it the Federation’s “best event for years.” The sell-out event, held for the third year running at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes and sponsored by Alliance Automotive UK (AAUK), saw around 600 guests in attendance, uniting the aftermarket as it gathered under one roof for a special evening of plaudits and entertainment.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has held its final Industry Briefing of 2019 at Haynes Motor Museum, with the future of the automotive aftermarket very much dominating proceedings.
Since the launch of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Crime and Enforcement Report 2018 -2019, the already high level of interest and concern on the subject of counterfeit replacement vehicle parts, has become even greater. The problem is complicated further by the increase in the number of customer supplied parts that independent workshops are being asked to fit and the difficulty they face in determining their origin. Amid this gloom there is however some light, as TecAlliance has developed a solution.
The rise of counterfeit car parts and the role of the IAAF in countering this threat for the benefit of the independent automotive aftermarket featured in the latest Annual IP Crime and Enforcement Report: 2018 to 2019.
Fil Filter Europe is the latest automotive component supplier to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).
The company is the sales and distribution arm of Fil Filter AS, which has been established for over 50 years and is a Tier 1 filtration manufacturer to the automotive, commercial vehicle, industrial and off-highway sectors.
Full-line automotive core broker Premier Components UK Ltd has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), with the aim of promoting the merits of remanufacturing. The company is a leading player in the component sourcing and support for the supply to the wider remanufacturing industry across the UK and Europe.