The IAAF’s latest breakfast network meeting will provide members with advice on corporate fraud, acknowledging recent increases in fraud cases. Held at IAAF head office, Castle Bromwich on Thursday 24 September, Colin Fyles from Financial and Credit Insurance Services Limited will examine, using in-depth case studies, the different types of corporate fraud, where your company could be targeted and how to combat and avoid it.
The chief executive of IAAF, Wendy Williamson has been appointed to the board and made treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European independent automotive aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.
The IAAF’s latest breakfast network meeting addressed the big issues affecting the automotive aftermarket, with internet parts dominating discussions. Held at Valeo Service UK, Redditch, Jeff Bradshaw of Capita – a leading FTSE business and provider of business process management solutions – urged garages to think twice about fitting a part supplied to them from the customer and not from a traceable supply route.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed the publishing of the Ricardo report that highlights the current difficulties faced by the trade in obtaining access to Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI) and the repercussions this has throughout the supply chain.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has claimed victory after an obligation to check non-OEM replacement parts was removed from the latest EU legislation on the roadworthiness testing of vehicles (Directive 2014/45/EU), which entered into force in May 2014. A technical expert committee is currently discussing and drafting the implementing measures that will define the […]
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that Euro Car Parts chief executive officer, Martin Gray has become an active member of the IAAF council. Gray has been sales & operations director for Heritage Hotel Group and MD in the Caudwell Group (including Phones4U) for seven years, driving the business from 2,000 to 15,000 employees.
The first of April saw the arrival of Wendy Williamson at the IAAF’s offices in Birmingham to take up her position as chief executive (designate). Wendy takes over from Brian Spratt, who is retiring at the end of June.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has named Peter Lawton as Aftermarket Development Manager. After nearly 15 years as an automotive journalist and the last three years as Editor of CAT (Car and Accessory Trader) magazine, he will assume responsibility for SMMT aftermarket activities from 23 April 2014. Lawton replaces Wendy Williamson who is joining the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as Chief Executive.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that Wendy Williamson will become the new chief executive, taking over from Brian Spratt in July this year. Williamson held several positions in the Unipart Group of companies including that of director & general manager at Truck & Trailer Components (TTC), a Unipart subsidiary. More recently, she has been running the aftermarket section of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).
SMMT figures show that purpose-built bus and coach registrations fell 20.5 per cent to 263 units in July, while converted bus registrations fell 17.5 per cent to 240 units. Said Wendy Williamson, SMMT Bus and Coach Manager: "The bus and coach sector continues to struggle when compared to last year, with registrations for the market falling 19.1 per cent in the month and down 21.0 per cent for the year-to-date.
Bus and coach registrations fell 18.4 per cent to 622 units in April, meaning a decline of 17.6 per cent in the first four months of 2013 to 2,559 units. Purpose-built bus and coach registrations dropped 28.9 per cent to 302 units in the month. Converted bus registrations also fell in April, by 5 per cent to 320 units.
Bus and coach registrations declined 22.8 per cent to 1,034 units in March and the first quarter of the year has ended 17.3 per cent down on last year, posting 1,937 units for the year-to-date. Purpose-built bus and coach registrations fell 18.6 per cent to 456 units for the month. Converted bus registrations also fell in the month, 25.9 per cent to 578 units.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Williamson as Aftermarket Development Manager. She brings a wealth of experience in the aftermarket sector and will take control of SMMT activities from the end of the year when SMMT's current aftermarket expert, Bob Davis, retires.
In recognition of the need to maintain high standards within the independent garage sector, Unipart Automotive has confirmed its support for the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair.
Unipart will be encouraging all existing Unipart Car Care Centres (UCCCs) to sign up to the Code of Practice and it will become compulsory for any new UCCCs joining the network to participate. To help the network benefit from the industry standard, Unipart will contribute towards the cost of signing up to the Code for its Car Care Centres.