The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), founded in 1991, represents the interests of the fifteen European car, truck and bus manufacturers at EU level. Its membership consists of the major international Automobile companies, working together in an active association to ensure effective communication and negotiation with legislative, commercial, technical, consumer, environmental and other allied interests.
ACEA has engaged itself in activities, which include, but are not limited to, the following actions:
dialogue: with the European Union at all levels, and with all others concerned by the automobile industry, including the European public. Because there is such strong interaction between what happens in the industry and what happens in society and the economy, this dialogue is an integral part of the industry’s social responsibility;
cooperation: with policy makers, legislators and opinion-makers, in order to make use of the industry’s experience and expert knowledge, to advance mutual understanding of industry-related issues and to make a constructive contribution to realistic and effective legislation, bearing in mind the interests of European society and its economy.
partnership: among all its members and with associated organisations and related industries in defining, developing and supporting the common interests, policies and positions of the European automobile industry;
strategic reflection: on the increasingly global challenges of competition and social responsibility, drawing on the strengths and expertise of its members;
communication: of the role and importance of the industry, of its common views and of reliable data and information;
monitoring: of all activities which influence the automobile industry, responding to and cooperating with the actors involved.
ACEA has permanent and close co-operation with the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), which was established in 1994 as the research arm of the industry. EUCAR’s purpose is to strengthen the competitiveness of the European automotive industry by promoting and carrying out co-operative research and development of products, processes and systems.
ACEA maintains close relationships with all the national automobile manufacturers’ associations and with a number of organisations, having interests related to the automobile industry. These include the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), Intelligent Transport Systems – Europe (ERTICO), the European Committee for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA), the European Road Safety Federation (ERSF), the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the Union of Industrial Employers’ Confederation of Europe (UNICE).
ACEA also maintains a dialogue on international issues with automobile associations around the world (JAMA, KAMA, AAM, ATPC).
Contact: Eskil Sturesson