The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers was created in 1979, rising from the ashes of The National Oil Distributor Association (NODA) and has served the interest of its members since then.
From August 1, 2019, The “Federation of Petroleum” Suppliers (FPS) has changed its name to the “UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association” (UKIFDA).
The management committee has taken the opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary with a name change that means more to the end consumer as well as to better fit the future liquid fuel industry.
The core purpose of the association continues to be to attract and support the best distributors in the UK and Ireland and to help them run their businesses safely, sustainably and successfully which in turn, ensures consumers receive the best product and the best possible service from UKIFDA members.
“The industry in which we operate has undergone tremendous changes over the past four decades and the association has continually adapted over that time to ensure that it represents, supports and informs its growing membership. It was time now for the association to move on and rebrand. This will ensure that it continues in the same vein, supporting the UK and Ireland changing energy landscape” says Guy Pulham, UKIFDA Chief Executive.
Alongside the change of name for the association the annual trade exhibition organised by the association, FPS EXPO will also be renamed UKIFDA EXPO.