‘The scrappage scheme has had an extremely positive impact on the motor industry as a whole; the priority for The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) must now be to work with the independent garages to ensure they are properly equipped to benefit from the longer term results of the scheme,’ said Jonas Zambakides, IGA Chairman.
‘The RMI is multi-faceted’ Zambakides continued, ‘we must turn our attention to support our IGA members so that they can reap the benefits from the current car market.
‘The key for continued growth for independents is assurance of access to technical information. The revitalisation of the new car sector via scrappage means that there are now more new cars on the roads, and this has focused the need for technical information and the facility to re-commission vehicles.
‘We must focus all our efforts on seeking delivery of this crucial element for the independents. Access will be decided in Europe so we will be continuing our support for the independent Garages in Brussels.’
Colin Parlett, Director of the RMI and past president of the Federation works tirelessly to represent member’s requirements at the EU; The RMI will ensure that the independent sector’s requirements are robustly represented at all the relevant European Commission meetings on technical information.