The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) is calling on members of the tyre trade to pull together to set the “reputable tyre trade apart from those trading in the black economy.”
In the Tyre Trade Journal, out on Friday, ITIA President Kevin Farrell comments: “We urgently need regulation in our industry. By bringing the professional and reputable tyre trade together we will have a strong voice to lobby for long needed regulation in the market.”
The ATA Accreditation is central to bringing industry regulation, according to Farrell. “We are well on our way to getting an accredited technician in each retail member outlet. This programme allows us to hold up our members as the experts in the trade.”
“It allows us to tangibly highlight the ever increasing gap between the legitimate trade and those in the black economy. It is vital that we don’t get complacent with this progress. ATA will only work if it’s across the board, so if you have not yet sent someone to ATA Accreditation, please book them in today.”
* To become a member of the ITIA, you must have a business premises in the Republic of Ireland.
Get the full story in the Tyre Trade Journal out on Friday.