The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is a not-for-profit trade association based in Bethesda, MD. AAIA’s 23,000 members and affiliate companies manufacture, distribute, sell and install motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials, supplies, and services. Representing suppliers, distributors, retailers, service providers, program groups, manufacturers’ representatives, educators, and publishers, AAIA is the largest and most comprehensive trade association for the automotive aftermarket.The organization was established in July 1999 upon the consolidation of the Automotive Parts and Accessories Association (APPA) and the Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA). Kathleen Schmatz leads AAIA as president and CEO.

Membership is built around 12 distinct subset groups representing different segments of the aftermarket industry. These include the Automotive Electric Association (AEA), the Auto International Association (AIA), the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), the Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN), The Engine Repower Council (ERC), the Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA), the Manufacturers’ Representatives Council, Paint, Body & Equipment Specialists (PBES), and the Trim, Tool & Equipment (TOOL), and Retail segments.

AAIA is a co-sponsor of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), the largest annual trade show for automotive aftermarket industry professionals. Committed to consumer education and political activism on behalf of its members, AAIA also spearheads the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign and advocates the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act.

The AAIA Catalog Enhanced Standards (ACES) and the Product Information Exchange Standards (PIES) facilitate electronic commerce between aftermarket suppliers and buyers. Notable research publications include the Aftermarket Factbook & Lang Annual, the Aftermarket FastForward 2012, and the Telematics Primer.


Aftermarket Factbook & Lang Annual. 2009.
“1: One Industry, One Voice.” AAIA. 2007-2008.
AAIA Website. Accessed October 2008. www.aftermarket.org.

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For additional information: www.aftermarket.org.
For more information on the AAPEX show: www.aapexshow.com.

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