The mission of the Association is "to effectively represent the development of manufacturers, importers and dealers in the agricultural machinery and allied industries."
A member based industry organisation, TMA was formed in response to the need for a single voice for the tractor and machinery industry to tackle issues such as OH&S and other legislative requirements.
Membership is drawn from every facet of the farm machinery industry, ensuring TMA speaks as one voice for the industry on issues as diverse as:
- government regulation and legislation
- industry training and development; and
- market sales statistics for the industry and its members.
Farm machinery sales in Australia total over $3 billion annually, with the industry employing more than 30,000 people across the country.
The TMA is managed by a Board of Directors that comprises individuals nominated from member companies. The day to day affairs of the Association are managed by the Executive Director and Office Administrator.
TMA listed seven strategies designed to guide the policies and work of the Association for 2003 to 2010. These were to:
- establish a representative and effective industry peak body
- expand exports
- set and maintain industry standards
- facilitate information exchange in the agricultural machinery and allied industries
- co-ordinate the establishment, and maintenance, of a pool of relevant expertise
- maintain and strengthen appropriate organisational linkages; and
- promote environmentally sustainable practices.