ACEA the European Automobile Manufacturers Association represents the thirteen major European car, truck and bus manufacturers, all key players in the global automotive markets. The ACEA members are BMW Group, DAF Trucks, DaimlerChrysler, FIAT, Ford of Europe, General Motors Europe, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge, Porsche, PSA: Peugeot, Citroën, Renault, Scania, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The ACEA member companies produce 18 million vehicles per year in Europe , provide direct employment to 1.2 million Europeans and support the employment of 10 million more.

The European car industry has set the international technology standards for improving the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. It is an essential part of the economic backbone of Europe due to its own contribution to the overall economy and because it generates significant activity for other industries, such as components, electronics, informatics, telecom and logistics. It contributes to the strength and competitiveness of Europe through fiscal revenue, external trade, research and innovation.

Motor vehicles are an indispensable part of the every day lives of most Europeans. Our business entails a number of duties and responsibilities vis-à-vis our customers and society as a whole, in areas such as mobility, safety, environment protection and many othersIn a modern and complex society like ours, this can only be achieved by working in partnership with public authorities, regulatory bodies, other industries and civic organizations.
ACEA is a key interlocutor to the EU Institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg speaking on behalf of its members.

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ACEM - Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycle is the professional body representing the interests and combined skills of 11 powered two wheelers (PTWs) manufacturers and 11 national associations and 3 guest members at European level out of 11 European countries, representing a turn-over of 10 bn EURO in EU and assuring jobs over 100.000 people.

ACEM was created in 1994 by the merger of two Associations of manufacturers of motorized two-wheelers, namely:
o COLIMO (Comité de Liaison de l'Industrie du Motocycle) established in 1962 and composed of eight national associations;
o ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles) founded in 1990 by the eight main European companies in the field.
Upon its creation, the manufacturers of motorcycles in Europe decided to maintain the name ACEM as a sign of continuity of their presence in Brussels, whose legal identity is Groupement Européen d'Interêt Economique according to European law.

The role of ACEM has expanded with the development of importance of European legislation and activities within all member countries. Therefore it is essential for ACEM to have a broad view of the complex economy, social, political, technical and legal issues surrounding European integration, regulation, harmonisation and trade. All these issues represent a great challenge for the motorcycle industry. ACEM has engaged itself in activities, which include, but are not limited to, the following actions:

  •     Develop and support the common interests of manufacturers at European level within the European Community and other countries
  • Monitor, study and analyse issues of common interest including but not limited to environmental, economic, safety, technical transport, legal and fiscal matters
  • Inform the members about all trends and development of common interest
  • Develop, co-ordinate and implement joint positions
  • Support the European Community institutions in dealing with matters of common interest
  • Inform the public about positions on matters of common interest
  • Maintain contacts and present homogeneous positions in dealing with other European and International Associations and Institutions
  • Support free and fair competition

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