Industry launches cross-sector Brexit strategy

Published:  23 May, 2017


Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on Europe

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain at a launch today (Tuesday 23 May) at Silverstone race track.

The AALG is a coalition of aftermarket trade associations working together to stabilise the industry and unify the quality of service through their individual associations.

Currently, the associations that form the AALG are:

• Garage Equipment Association (GEA)

•Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA)

•Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)

• Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

•Independent Garage Association (IGA)

•British Battery Industry Federation (BBIF)

•National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA)

•Federation of Engine Re-manufacturers (FER)

The purpose of the AALG is to create a coordinated lobbying position, exchange information between associations, and address issues where combined effort would lead to the most successful outcome.

According to GEA CEO Dave Garratt, longest-standing member of the group, cross-industry co-operation has rarely been more crucial: “The AALG’s job is to bring our industries associations, societies and institutes together to work for the interests of all businesses associated with the aftermarket.

“In the event of Brexit, the development of the connected car and the trend towards electric and eventually autonomous vehicles we believe there has never been a more important time to work together.”

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