LAS VEGAS (Nov. 3, 2016) — The Auto Care Association (ACA) wants to grow its political and financial influence as part of a new vision plan outlined by the association during its co-sponsored AAPEX event in Las Vegas, Nov. 1.
During a press conference, Bill Hanvey, ACA president and CEO, laid out the vision for the association built on five distinct strategic pillars, each of which address the dramatic growth and unprecedented technological changes facing the automotive aftermarket.
“Today, regardless of whatever part of the world a company comes from or does business in, or whether a company is a manufacturer, supplier, distributor, retailer or service provider, they are an integral part of a new aftermarket that must rely on the most effective use of data and technology to make our supply chain more efficient,” Mr. Hanvey said.
He said the new association mission is: “To protect and advance the interests of businesses providing aftermarket products and services for all classes of motor vehicles.”
The mission statement's five strategy pillars are:
- Emerging vehicle technologies: To ensure the industry can have access to, and take advantage of, emerging vehicle technologies;
- Global supply chain efficiency: Improve global supply chain efficiency through strategic data acquisition and standards adoption;
- Membership growth and retention: Review and revise the structure of programs and initiatives in order to support membership growth and retention;
- Global growth opportunities: Identify global growth opportunities for members and help eliminate barriers; and
- Profile and influence: Grow the association's political and financial profile and influence.
The ACA has nearly 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 independent automotive businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair.