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issue 1 spring 2010 g-bulletin IN THIS ISSUE 2&3 About IAAF-G and how the IAAF is continuing & improving the work of the ADF 4&5 The MOT Club, how IAAF-G members can receive vital MOT support 6&7 Technical Troubleshooting: Variable Geometry Turbos 8 How to join and make sure you are part of the success. A word from Tony Sackett president jonas Zambakides Call to Arms mike owen Independent garages now have a strong voice WELCOME to the first G-Bulletin with exciting news of how you can help safeguard your future in the independent automotive aftermarket. Independent garages now have the opportunity to join a new industry body that’s been formed to fight for their rights. The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will represent the interests of the UK’s workshops alongside other parts of the independent aftermarket. The new body has been evolved out of the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF) – the organisation that for many years has championed the interests of the distribution sector of the UK independent aftermarket. Now for the first time we have parts manufacturers, distributors and garages all working together for the good of the independent sector. The IAAF now has its own dedicated garage section, IAAF-G, where members will benefit from the most comprehensive package of political engagement, technical support, MOT help, training, legal and business services ever offered to this sector. IAAF-G is an independent voice for the independent repairer that will work closely alongside all other sections of the IAAF (see inside for more information). IAAF-G will be headed up by two big-hitters who both have a proven track-record in campaigning on behalf of independent garages; Jonas Zambakides, as chairman, and Mike Owen, who will manage the operation. For the first time we have parts manufacturers, distributors and garages all working together Zambakides, MD of independent Porsche specialist JZ Machtech, said: “I believe that the IAAF has independent garages’ best interests at its core and will provide the tools and assistance that will secure their future.” Owen added: “The intention for the future of the independent garages through the IAAF is to create THE premier association for the independent sector. Independent garages should now rally to the flag and show their solidarity to an association that is totally focused on their well being. This is an exciting time for independent garages as they now have a strong voice to represent them in the automotive aftermarket. As the UK independent aftermarket has developed, the IAAF (created from the ADF) has moved, almost organically, from its roots as the Motor Factor Association, to be much more of an umbrella organisation, encompassing the industry’s major manufacturers, suppliers, the buying groups and campaigning organisations. The setting up of the garage section, IAAF-G, brings the crucial missing element into one independent unified body. This first issue of the G-Bulletin gives you information of what the IAAF-G can offer you to help you run your business more professionally and help you have a greater say in the running of your industry.” The Voice of the Automotive Aftermarket

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