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Issue 2: Fall 2004 : The Automotive Industry


Below is a partial list of associations for the automotive industry. For a more comprehensive list, please go to the following page on the eAuto portal .

Auto International Association (AIA) Bethesda, MD
The association promotes global trade in automotive products by providing a bridge between the international automotive community and the North American aftermarket. There are some publications available for purchase in the Research section.
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). Bethesda, MD
The association represents 4,400+ member companies who conduct business worldwide in the motor vehicle aftermarket industry. There are some publications on trends, finance, and other topics available for purchase in the Market Research section as well as some free information.
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Table of Contents

Automotive History
Global Automobile Industry
    North American Market
    European Market
    East Asian Market
Automobile Manufacturing
Company Research
Industry News and Analysis
Electronic Resources

Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). Southfield, MI
There are more than 1,600 member companies include North American, European and Asia-Pacific OEMs and suppliers to the automotive industry represented by the AIAG. There is a store for purchasing books, software, marketing lists, etc. for purchase
Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIMA). Arlington, VA
AIAM represents international automobile companies that import or manufacture motor vehicles in the United States. Their VIN Books section has copies of the Vehicle Identification Handbook from 1992.
German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The VDA consists partly of automobile manufacturers and their development partners, the suppliers, and partly of the manufacturers of trailers, body superstructures and containers. The web site includes an Annual Report which discusses the events that it considers to be the most important over the last automotive year and gives its own comments on them as well as providing other useful information. The site is in German and English.
Automotive Market Research Council (AMRC). Research Triangle Park, NC
The AMRC is international non-profit organization devoted to automotive market research. The AMRC is an all-volunteer organization comprised of representatives from 100 manufacturers and suppliers of vehicles and their components.
European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). Brussels, Belgium
ACEA is the professional body representing the interests and combined skills of thirteen European car, truck and bus manufacturers at European level and throughout the world. The Auto Data section has documents on Automotive Key Figures, motor vehicle registration *by country/type and group/type), imports/exports, accidents, vehicles in use, and production. There is a nice Links section to members and associated organizations as well as a Publications section with free and for purchase publications and a Position Papers section.
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). Tokyo, Japan
JAMA is a nonprofit industry association currently comprised of 14 manufacturers of passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles in Japan. The Statistics section allows for database-like searching on production, exports, and sales/registrations data covering some historical data and downloadable into different formats. Their Publications section does have some free information to publications like Japan Auto Trends.
Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA). Seoul, Republic of Korea
KAMA is a non-profit organization, representing the interests of automakers in Korea. There is a nice Reports & Statistics section that does contain some free data on exports, sales, registrations, forecasts, and production. This site is in English as well as Korean.
Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA). Ann Arbor, MI
The SAA is a not-for-profit professional association comprised of more than 600 automotive industry analysts. SAA's main focus is to provide state-of-the-art education and superior networking opportunities to its members.The Market Analysis section has some free, mostly historical, articles as well as access to other material for members and the Automotive Links section has links to various companies, organizations, etc.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM). Washington, DC
Trade association comprising nine car and light truck manufacturers; advocates for the auto industry on public policy matters. Included is a link to the report: Economic Contribution of the Automotive Industry to the U.S. Economy.
National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). McLean, VA
A national association representing national franchised new car and truck dealers in legal and legislative affairs. Inclueds the NADA car guides as well as various reports and NADA data in the Newsroom Section and links to the various state/local automobile dealers associations.
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