The Auto Care Association is a non-profit trade association whose 2,700 member companies conduct business worldwide in the motor vehicle aftermarket industry. Formally known as the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), the Auto Care Association was formed in 1999 from the consolidation between the Automotive Parts & Accessories Association (APAA) and the Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA). Mevotech has been a member since 1997.
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), located in the Sands Expo Center, represents the do-it-yourself retail aftermarket and the professionally installed aftermarket. More than one million square feet of space makes AAPEX your global source for parts, accessories and service equipment.
The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is a national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry. AIA is the voice and the resource for the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. Its mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in all areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. AIA represents suppliers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers.
The Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA) was founded October 24, 1941 by R. A. Van Alen and Harry Lester in Los Angeles. At the first association convention in 1947 Harry Lester was still president, and attendance was roughly 50 people. Over the past 50+ years membership has grown to over 1800 member companies worldwide.
Convention attendance exceeds 5,000 people with over 500 exhibit booths. Mevotech has been a member since 1982.
AWDA was founded in 1947 and is the oldest organized group of warehouse distributors and their respective suppliers of parts, accessories tools and other supplies for the automotive aftermarket. Currently, the membership of AWDA consists of more than 200 warehouse distributors, approximately 200 manufacturers, in addition to affiliate, marketing association, manufacturer representatives, and press members. The distributors are engaged in the distribution of passenger car and light truck parts from the manufacturer, on to the jobber, and finally to dealers and service stations.
What is the “Be Car Care Aware” campaign?A consumer education campaign about the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair, designed to represent and engage all segments of the aftermarket industry. Integrated marketing and public relations initiatives will build awareness and knowledge to prepare consumers to make sensible decisions about their vehicles.
Regular Vehicle Repair – Car Care Aware
Educating the Consumer
We take pride in our endorsement of the CAR CARE AWARE program. Lead by the AAIA (Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association), CAR CARE AWARE focuses on the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and repair.
The program, which has been in place since mid 2002, has attracted attention from both the aftermarket industry and consumers alike. For too long, car and truck owners have neglected their vehicles due to a lack of awareness or misinformation. As awareness builds, consumers will take action, thus reducing vehicle neglect. Consumers can now be educated on corrective maintenance, to prolong the life of their vehicles.
Take control of your vehicle!
The CAR CARE AWARE PROGRAM provides tools via the web to allow “Do-It-Yourself” consumers to reference detailed descriptions of vehicle components, their purpose, and proper maintenance tips. With an educated consumer, the results will not only increase profitability in the aftermarket but conserve energy, improve highway safety and benefit the environment.
For more information on the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign, contact the Car Care Council at 240-333-1088, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Catalogue Managers Association is the only professional organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of automotive aftermarket catalogue managers. Comprised of catalogue, product management and marketing professionals from manufacturers, distributors and retailers – their mission for nearly 30 years has been to help members sell more products, reduce costs and increase efficiency through accurate catalogues, efficient production processes and new technology.
The National Catalogue Managers Association (NCMA) reached its 30th Anniversary at this year’s Knowledge Exchange Conference held in Orlando, Florida May 2-4. The conference was capped with the announcements of the 2004 NCMA President’s Awards for Catalogue Excellence. The awards recognize automotive aftermarket companies who have achieved excellence in electronic cataloguing as well as traditional paper catalogues. Mevotech was awarded the Presidents Award for Electronic Data Excellence (present by AMS Computer Group).
The Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) is a product of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association’s (AAIA) Electronic Commerce Committee. The purpose of this effort was to develop a standard for exchanging product information between all members of the supply chain from the manufacturer to the retailer/wholesaler and to the service retailer. Mevotech is implementing the PIES standard to permit easy data exchange between the various groups it does business with.
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from over 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, marine and RV markets.