Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association is a core body that regulates the automotive aftermarket industry in Australia. It is concerned with manufacturing, re-manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution, mechanical repair services, modification services and retailing of all vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment.
AAAA is a not-for-profit organization established in 1980 with an aim to represent the interests of automotive businesses on a national level. The association represents around 1,900 members before federal, state and local governments. The connotation with such legal segments of the government help them to promote automotive aftermarket services within Australia and overseas.
The association has an important role to play when it comes to the development, support and recognition of automotive aftermarket industry. All legal issues and demands of members will be taken care of by the legal committee of the association which is directed under the guidance of its president – Bob Pattison.
All individuals and companies who are associated with the automotive services (manufacturing, retailing, wholesaling and distributing auto parts, tools, equipment and services) can be a member of this growing Australian aftermarket industry. Membership has been categorized into 10 different types which are based on the number of employees in a company. As a member of AAAA you can avail below mentioned benefits such as;
• Dedicated Human Resource and Industrial Relations Advice
• Trade Practices Hotline for Competition & Consumer Law Advice
• Comprehensive Insurance & Merchant Services Program
• Discounted Vehicle Registration Data Rates
• Deals on Car Hire
The AAAA Magazine “Australian Automotive Aftermarket” is the main communication channel that keeps all members informed with the latest trends and information of the industry. It is distributed to all members 9 times in a year. Members are also get weekly e-news regarding events, deals, buzzing issues, etc.
Australian after Market Business
The Australian Aftermarket Business has made remarkable development and growth in last few years. AAAA expands the wings of aftermarket industry in Australia as well as overseas. The association regularly attends international automotive aftermarket trade shows and events with an aim to provide a push to Australian aftermarket business on the global platform.
AAAA runs their own trade show, the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo. It provides a platform for industry to promote their products, services and new business opportunities both locally and internationally. The next Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo is to be held 30 March – 1 April 2017 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
In 2007, Collision Repair Expo was launched in conjunction with the Australian Aftermarket Expo. It is the only official trade show associated with the specific automotive repair industry.
Auto Industry Calls to Establish Access to Vehicle Data
Recently, AAAA demands to establish a mandatory National Automotive Repair and Servicing Portal, similar to the one in the United States. According to the association, it will protect the integrity and safety of car repair and servicing in Australia and the owners of 13 million vehicles.
AAAA Executive Director, Stuart Charity said, “The Federal Government, with bipartisan support, needs to implement regulation that will ensure full and cost effective access to vehicle data for the repair and maintenance of vehicles, which is a critical consumer and environmental issue.”