Members of the Canadian Independent Automotive Association (CIAA) have joined AIA Canada’s Automotive Service Associate Program (ASAP).
ASAP was designed to give automotive service shops in Canada access to a range of products and services, including network and training opportunities and a broader platform to address the issues facing the automotive aftermarket.
Formed in 2004, the CIAA has worked to improve the image of the industry while creating a sustainable aftermarket sector. The association’s objective is to encourage, support and promote the advancement of its members, who are independent automotive repair businesses based primarily in Alberta.
“I am excited to see the new opportunities that our members can take advantage of through AIA Canada,” said CIAA president Wayne Paulsen. “I believe that together we will have a more powerful voice to speak on behalf of the independent repairers.”
AIA president Jean-François Champagne said both AIA Canada and the CIAA are driven to improve the automotive aftermarket for both independent businesses and Canadian vehicle owners.
“Given the similarity in our mission statements, we naturally fit together,” he said. “It’s a win-win for both associations.”