The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) hosted its second Industry Briefing of the year at vGroup International in Milton Keynes on Thursday 25 May.
Headed up by Mike Smallbone, membership development manager, the event welcomed a diverse mix of IAAF members who were able to benefit from an informative update on IAAF’s latest activity and the threats affecting the independent aftermarket.
In light of the recent tragic events in Manchester, all guests came together in respect of the families and friends affected and the event was put on hold for a minute’s silence at 11am.
Before this, Smallbone began by discussing the dangers surrounding plans to extend the first MoT test and gave an update on the Right2Choose campaign.
Guest speaker, Quentin Le Hetet (GIPA UK), was in attendance to further examine the impact of extending the MOT period to four years on the industry, while also looking at the future of parts distribution in the UK and the global consolidation taking place across the automotive aftermarket.