IAAF Industry Briefing at FPS Distribution

FPS Hosts IAAF Industry Briefing

On 26th October, we were delighted to host the IAAF’s October industry briefing at our National Distribution Centre in Sheffield.

The day saw us welcome 25 IAAF members to our premises in Sheffield, and included a tour of the warehouse operation and on-site showroom.

The IAAF’s briefing meetings meetings have been taking place since March this year, and allow regular, in-depth discussion of the latest developments in the automotive aftermarket, along with excellent networking opportunities for IAAF members.

October’s meeting included contributions from Mike Smallbone from the IAAF, Quentin Le Hetet from GiPA, and our own Mike Blissett presenting and discussing recent IAAF activity, industry structure, threats and opportunities.

Mike Smallbone commented: “this is another fantastic turnout, with an excellent mix of member types, and with this our final session of 2017 now under our belt, these regional meet-ups have proved to be incredibly well-received by our members. The feedback we’ve received from all four events clearly demonstrates we are providing real value to members in terms of industry insight and we look forward to continuing these sessions throughout 2018”

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FPS is one of the UK’s leading providers of service-led supply chain solutions. Founded in 1934, and employing over 1,200 people, it operates from 23 sites in the UK. Acting as a distribution partner for a number of major brands, its core business is providing automotive parts, car accessories and consumables to the reseller network. Through recent expansion FPS now successfully provides wholesale distribution services in the Maintenance & Accessories sector, serving a number of blue-chip companies. Dedicated to service excellence and innovation, the company offers a wide range of services meeting the varying needs of manufacturers, suppliers, resellers and business consumers across the supply chain. For further details go to http://www.fpsdistribution.com/pr-corner/ or contact comms@fpsdistribution.co.uk