The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has awarded Schaeffler with its 2020 Outstanding Supplier award for its efforts to stimulate the aftermarket at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During an extraordinary year, the IAAF decided to present the 2020 award to Schaeffler for its Back-On-Track initiative, which included the delivery of 2,000 packs of PPE and POS materials designed to help garage owners make their workshops safe for both staff and customers. Schaeffler also created an e-learning module to help garages become more COVID aware, with hundreds of technicians completing the course and downloading the certificate.
Thanking the IAAF for the award, Nigel said: “I would like to also thank our fantastic warehouse staff, as well as the Schaeffler sales and marketing teams for physically packing all 2,000 boxes, as well as hand delivering many of them to garages all over country”.
“I also have to thank our fellow OESAA members, who made it possible to provide a further 3,000 Back-On-Track supplementary packs to extremely grateful garage owners across the UK and Ireland.”
Schaeffler continues to find innovative ways of engaging with workshops, including announcing a program of online ‘Tea-Break Training’ sessions starting in January 2021, after an overwhelmingly successful trial run in November.