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GS Yuasa recognised at two industry awards


GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd were recently recognised at two automotive aftermarket award ceremonies. The market leading battery manufacturer was awarded runner up for both the Independent Motor Trade Factors Association Ltd (IFA) Car Supplier of the Year 2019 award and The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Car Supplier of the Year 2019.

James Hylton, MD of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd, collected the awards and commented: “We are proud to be awarded runner up for the prestigious Car Supplier of the Year awards from both the IFA and also the IAAF. And to be recognised by our customers and the industry as a top supplier.

“We always strive to be number one for service and supply and this recognition reflects the hard work of all of our dedicated staff. Just missing out on the top spot this year means our team will be working even harder over the coming twelve months to make sure we are front runners for the awards in 2020.”


The GS Yuasa team collecting their award

IFA Car Supplier of the Year 2019
GS Yuasa was recognised as runner up for IFA Car Supplier of the Year 2019, having won the award in both 2017 and 2018. The IFA are one of the largest factor buying groups in the UK.

The award is voted for by the directors and members of the IMTFA and is awarded for achieving a class-leading standard of service and commitment. The award was presented at the IFA annual awards dinner in Co. Kildare on November 30.

GS Yuasa has been supplying IFA members with OE quality Yuasa and GS automotive, commercial vehicle and motorcycle batteries since 2008.

IAAF Car Supplier of the Year
GS Yuasa were highly commended as runner up for the IAAF Car Supplier of the Year award at the organisation’s annual award dinner in Milton Keynes on December 5.

With 16 companies nominated, the award is voted for by members of the organisation in an online poll. This is the second year in a row that GS Yuasa picked up a gong at the event having won the category outright last year.

The IAAF represents the entire automotive aftermarket chain, comprising manufacturers, suppliers, warehouse distributors, buying groups, motor factors and independent garages.

Members’ interests are protected by the activities of the IAAF, with their views and opinions clearly expressed to the various bodies whose activities affect the day-to-day running of an aftermarket business.

In addition to these awards, GS Yuasa has picked up several other high-profile awards in recent years, including Halfords Supplier of the Year 2016 and Workshop Power Awards Battery Supplier of the Year 2016 & 2017.