Industry associations

SKF is an active member in these industry associations:

AAIA - Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association

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AAIA is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 23,000 member and affiliates manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tool, equipment, materials and supplies. Through its membership, AAIA represents more than 100,000 repair shops, parts stores and distribution outlets. AAIA was formed in 1999 from the consolidation between the Automotive Parts & Accessories Association (APAA) and the Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA). Learn more about AAIA.

AASA - Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association

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U.S. aftermarket suppliers support the light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicle markets. The aftermarket segment includes the manufacturing, distribution, retailing and installation of all vehicle parts, chemicals, tools, equipment and accessories necessary to keep the vehicles on our roads operating safely and efficiently. AASA is a recognized industry change agent, promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. Learn more about AASA.

AIA Canada - Automotive Industries Association of Canada

AIA is the national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. The aftermarket is a $19.4 billion industry that employs more than 420,000 people. The industry is composed of companies that manufacture, distribute and install automotive replacement parts, accessories, tools, and equipment. AIA represents manufacturers, re-builders, manufacturers agents, warehouse distributors, national distributors, buying groups, wholesalers, machine shops, retailers, and through its councils, the interests of collision repair shops and automotive service and repair outlets. AIA's mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in all areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. Learn more about AIA.

AWDA - Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association

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The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (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, AWDA membership consists of more than 220 warehouse distributors, representing all the major program marketing groups, as well as over 400 manufacturers, jobbers, business services, marketing associations, manufacturer representatives and other companies that support traditional distribution of vehicle parts. The 600-plus members collectively represent many hundreds of facilities and thousands of employees. Learn more about AWDA.

CVSN - Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network

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The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) was formed January 1, 2006, through a merger of the Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS) and the National Wheel and Rim Association (NWRA). CVSN is the largest association for the INDEPENDENT parts and service aftermarket distributors serving the transportation industry. With almost 100 of the top independent aftermarket distributors, operating more than 500 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, CVSN is the ONLY industry group that brings all the major players, from all affiliations, together, in one location at one time, for expanded commercial and educational opportunities. By consolidating the two associations into one strong organization, CVSN has fulfilled the industry goal of reducing meeting costs for both Distributors and Suppliers. Learn more about CVSN.

HDMA – Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association

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Founded in 1983, the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) is a member driven organization that continues to provide industry leadership for NAFTA based heavy duty original equipment and aftermarket commercial vehicle suppliers. This is accomplished through a range of services to its nearly 200 member companies, which represent direct employment of over 180,000 in their US facilities. HDMA serves its on and off-highway commercial vehicle supplier members as their voice to government and industry. HDMA members actively participate in the organization’s government affairs initiatives, executive forums, product councils, premier industry events and education programs. Our members are regularly provided with timely updates on industry news, action and information on government affairs, industry trends, market developments and with member benchmarking surveys and analysis. Learn more about HDMA.

MEMA - Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association

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Since 1904, MEMA has exclusively represented more than 1,000 companies that manufacture motor vehicle components and systems for the original equipment and aftermarket segments of the light vehicle and heavy-duty industries. MEMA advocates on behalf of suppliers on issues of legislative and regulatory interest to the industry. Motor vehicle parts manufacturers are the backbone of the vehicle manufacturing industry and the nation’s largest manufacturing sector, directly employing over 700,000 U.S. workers. Learn more about MEMA.

NCMA – National Catalog Managers Association

The National Catalog Managers Association is the only professional organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of automotive aftermarket catalog managers. Comprised of catalog, product management and marketing professionals from manufacturers, distributors and retailers - our mission for more than 39 years has been to help members sell more products, reduce costs and increase efficiency through accurate catalogs, efficient production processes and new technology. Founded in 1974, and over 200 members strong, the National Catalog Managers Association is your best source for practical information, professional contacts and priceless insight into the successful management of your catalog marketing efforts. Learn more about NCMA.

TMC – Technology and Maintenance Council

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The Technology & Maintenance Council is a diverse group of industry professionals who work together to improve truck equipment and technology. The Council develops industry-recognized recommended practices that are used by fleet managers to efficiently specify and maintain vehicles. TMC’s industry best practices also provide guidance to manufacturers in the design of their equipment. TMC began in 1956 when a small, but select group of maintenance directors sat down with representatives from the truck manufacturing community to discuss recurring equipment maintenance problems. Since then, TMC has grown into an organization of more than 2,300 members with representative from virtually every sector of the industry: fleets, owner/operators, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, educators, press, association representatives and technicians. Learn more about TMC.

WBA – World Bearing Association

WBA is a non-profit and unincorporated industrial association. It was founded in 2006 by three major, regional bearing associations: the American Bearing Manufacturers' Association (ABMA), the Federation of European Bearing Manufacturers' Associations (FEBMA) and the Japan Bearing Industrial Association (JBIA). WBA promotes the common, lawful interests of the world bearing industry, such as open economic engagement, sustainable development and the protection of legal rights of companies. Learn more about WBA. 
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