Formed in 1958, the Federation currently consists of some 80 member companies, and is recognised by government and industry as the voice of the automotive components industry.
To this end, the Federation maintains regular communication with State and Federal Governments, the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research, and vehicle builders, to discuss matters affecting the industry.
The Federation defines its basic policy objectives as:
- to promote the interests and welfare of the automotive components industry in particular and the motor vehicle manufacturing industry in Australia in general
- to encourage and support Government policies which support the operation of a large and diverse industry engaged in the manufacture of motor vehicles and automotive components; and
- to support and promote the development in Australia of an increasingly efficient and internationally competitive motor vehicle industry.
- taking cost out of the product
- putting quality into the product
- improving the product and manufacturing technology
- expanding the market in Australia and overseas for Australian motor vehicles and components
- raising the image and public perceptions of the industry; and
- developing information and databases of value to FAPM and its members.