Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association
Whether you're interested in becoming more involved in your industry or looking
to save on a variety of programs to help you run your business more cost
effectively, APRA membership can help.
is to address the needs of the automotive and truck parts remanufacturing
industry and to serve our members in four primary ways:
By providing a
wide range of quality products, services, workshops and educational
information (including APRA's Global Connection and e-Connection.)
legislative, legal and advocacy at various levels of government.
technical services, online catalogs, service bulletin access, a parts
finder service and wiring diagrams.
As well as
arranging many networking opportunities for members of the remanufacturing
APRA has the
resources to help you grow your business. Read on to see the many ways that
membership in your trade association can help you make the most of your
business. If there is a program that you
would like to learn more about, please contact APRA at
Discount Business Services
- Reman Toolbox: Member only
discount business services from payroll processing, credit card processing,
industrial supplies (Grainger) to office supplies, wireless services,
uniforms, and much more through a national network of preferred vendor
- Arrowhead Automotive Aftermarket: Property, general business &
- Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants, Inc:
Medical coverage for small businesses, offering major medical, life insurance,
and optional disability and dental coverage.
- TSYS Merchant Solutions: Serving
merchants for over 55 years, TSYS Merchant Solutions (Total Systems Services)
offers a payment processing program tailored to your business needs. With this
program you will receive negotiated member-only rates, qualified service
representatives available 24 hours a day, an account management team and free
- National Credit Systems: Low cost debt
collections. NCS incorporates personal telephone contact, attorney contact,
and credit reporting in addition to the FDCPA required collection letters.
- SESCO Management and Labor Relations
Consultants: Member human resources support includes free telephone/e-mail
consultations, free employee handbook review, discounted consulting services
and free access to many SESCO publications.
- Owner Resource Group is an
Austin, Texas based private investment firm founded to bring superior
outcomes to privately held businesses. We make investments that enable
business owners and management teams to pursue their objectives and
accelerate the growth of their companies in a disciplined manner. We
appreciate an owner’s need for fairness, certainty, flexibility and
confidentiality when considering a transaction. After a transaction, our
philosophy is to align our interests with management to support the existing
culture and continued growth of the business. For more information, contact
Mandy Patterson by phone at 512-505-4513 or email
- Summit Safety Group: Workplace safety
and environmental consulting services at a discounted fee structure to APRA
members. Services provided by Summit Safety include:
- Mock OSHA, EPA, or DOT inspections
- On-site and online employee
training to meet regulatory requirements
- On-site assistance during
- Development of written policies and
procedures to meet safety, transportation, and environmental requirements
- Completion of reports and paperwork
required by government agencies
For complete details on how to utilize the services of Summit Safety, please
contact Mike Downie at 417-343-3200 or email
- YRC Transportation, FedEx Freight®, and
UPS Freight®: As a member of APRA you are eligible to receive
valuable discounts of at least 70% on any LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments
greater than 150 lbs. with YRC Transportation, FedEx Freight®, and UPS
YRC Transportation: At least 70%
FedEx Freight®: Up to 70%
UPS Freight: At least 70%
To enroll call 1-800-MEMBERS
(636-2377) or visit
- The UPS® Savings Program: Let
APRA improve your bottom line with some of the most competitive rates
available on shipping services with UPS®. Enroll in the UPS Savings Program
and save up to 34% on a broad portfolio of shipping services, including:
- Up to 34% on UPS
Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®*
Up to 30% on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)*
- Up to 32% on UPS
International imports and exports
Up to 16% on UPS Ground shipments
- Savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight®
shipments over 150 lbs.
To enroll and start saving
today, visit savewithups.com/apra or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377),
M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Discounts exclude UPS Express Critical® and
UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®
- Global Connection: The leading
newspaper of the remanufacturing industry with current news features, new
product updates, technical information and company features. Monthly
circulation: 10,000+. Members receive advertising discounts on standard
display rates. Also online at www.apra.org
- APRA Membership Directory: Your
resource to network with more than 1000 worldwide APRA member companies.
- Global Sourcing Directory: Biennial
listing of APRA US companies that are interested in exporting remanufactured
products, cores, components, equipment, etc. to emerging world markets.
Distributed at Automechanika, PAACE/Automechanika, Automechanika Shanghai,
ReMaTec and other selected trade shows as well as US Trade Consuls around the
- Core Suppliers Buyers Guide: Annual
publication in the December Global Connection newspaper listing all APRA Core
Supplier Members worldwide that can help you source parts.
- Core Manuals: APRA makes available four
of the best manuals covering cores and their effect on your bottom line, core
record keeping, core accounting, core policies and competitive strategies.
Available in print and electronically.
- Lester Catalog: Receive a 20% discount
on all printed catalogs from Lester Catalog as an APRA member.
- Remanufacturing Automotive Mechatronics
& Electronics: Fernand Weiland, Co-chairman of APRA’s Electronics &
Mechatronics Division, organized and edited this book to inform the
remanufacturing community on the upcoming product changes and encourage them
to embrace these new technologies.
- Employee Safety Handbooks: Designed to
hand out to your employees, they include a Read, Sign & Return form for your
company files. A great addition to your safety program. Spanish version
available online at www.apra.org.
- e-Connection: APRA’s electronic
newsletter is sent weekly to 8,000+ people worldwide to keep them up-to-date
on the latest fast-breaking developments in the remanufacturing industry.
Includes new product releases from suppliers.
- Remanufacturing Today: APRA sponsors
this weekly electronic newsletter aimed at reaching the entire worldwide
remanufacturing community on the latest development across all types of
: APRA online is the most efficient marketing and information tool available,
featuring many APRA publications, the latest legislative, regulatory and
industry news and much more.
www.buyreman.com : Buyreman Remanufacturing Marketplace features a wide
range of products and services exclusively for the automotive and truck parts
remanufacturing industry supporting APRA's members and their customers in
their purchasing decisions.
www.apra-europe.org : Dedicated to reporting remanufacturing news in
www.bigrshow.com : This website allows exhibitors to promote their
business beyond the annual International Big R Show.
: A website that promotes the interests of remanufacturers in the commercial
vehicle market. The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group holds an annual “Summit”
before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.
: A website dedicated to the entire remanufacturing community.
- Job Listings: APRA members may post
employment opportunities at
www.kwikfinder.net : Through a special alliance with Lester Catalog we are
able to bring you their online catalog at the special APRA member discounted
price of $100 off the standard rates. This gives you instant access to all the
specifications and bill of materials as well as pictures for most alternators
and starters. CD and DVD version discounts are also available.
CLICK HERE for an order form or visit
- Water Pump Catalog: The Van Alen Online
Water Pump Catalog is available as a yearly subscription for $125 to APRA
members and $200 for non-members. www.vcra.com
Divisions and Committees: Through active participation in APRA divisions,
principals and key executives of member companies play a central role
determining the future of the association, positively impacting the
remanufacturing industry and your company’s stature within it. These divisions,
which hold annual technical clinics include: A/C, Brake, Clutch, CV & Racks,
Electrical, Heavy Duty Brake, Heavy Duty Transmissions & Driveline, Volume
Transmission, Electronics & Mechatronics and European.
GAAS Scholarship Program: Designed to help students launch a career in
the automotive aftermarket. APRA members and their employees are eligible to
Lean Remanufacturing Seminars: Lean Remanufacturing is a technique
developed in the automotive industry that concentrates on shortening the time
between the customer’s order and shipment. The Remanufacturing Center at the
Rochester Institute of Technology conducts these programs.
Videos to Reduce Warranty Returns:
• Stopping Right Video helps avoid customer complaints and comebacks on
Heavy Duty Air Brake Compressors
• Charging Right and Starting Right Videos help avoid customer complaints
by providing troubleshooting and diagnostic tips for alternators and starters
used on heavy duty vehicles. Eliminating one comeback can more than pay for the
nominal cost of these tapes.
International BIG R Show (Nov 2-4, 2013):
Since 1988 this show has helped members reach out to potential customers and is
the most widely recognized event in the remanufacturing industry. Member
companies benefit from substantial discounts on exhibit space, registration fees
and sponsorship opportunities. It is always held 2 days before the AAPEX & SEMA
Shows in Las Vegas. www.bigrshow.com
PAACE/Automechanika (July 10-12, 2013):
APRA is one of the four main sponsors of this event along with MEMA, SEMA and
MesseFrankfurt. Our interest is in encouraging the development of
remanufacturing in Mexico, Central and South America to service their growing
vehicle population. APRA co-sponsors all of the Automechanika Shows.
ReMaTec 2013 (June 16-18, 2013): APRA and
its European Division are key co-sponsors of this biennial international trade
exhibition for the automotive remanufacturing industry held in Amsterdam.
Reduced Exhibit Space Rates: APRA member companies receive substantial
discounted booth rates at the International BIG R Show, PAACE Automechanika,
ReMaTec and other selected shows.
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (January
The largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty industry.
APRA's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group is a proud sponsor of this event.
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)
(May 21-22, 2013): This 2-day program addressing the issues and
trends affecting the automotive aftermarket industry and influencing its future.
APRA co-sponsors this annual event.
Government Affairs Advocacy Office: To further APRA’s efforts in
legislative and regulatory arenas at the Federal and State levels, APRA
maintains an experienced government affairs staff and legal team. They represent
the association and the remanufacturing industry before the U.S. Congress, EPA,
Commerce and Energy Departments and other agencies as needed, as well as the
European Commission. They provide updates on issues through APRA publications
and are currently tracking over 20 issues that affect the industry.
Public Relations Activities: APRA is always trying to increase consumer
awareness of the environmental and societal benefits of remanufactured products
through the development of press releases, stories, white papers, videos, TV
appearances, response to newspaper reporters, and development of a website
dedicated to remanufacturing. APRA is the driving force behind the promotion of
the $52 Billion remanufacturing industry and was responsible for the publication
of the highly acclaimed book, Remanufacturing: The Ultimate Form of Recycling.
This book is available from APRA for $30 U.S.
International Offices: APRA has a European office in Cologne, Germany. It
is strategically located to grow the remanufacturing industry in that region of
Mailing Lists and Labels: A member service
that provides privileged access to industry decision makers as well as data on
member companies products or services.
Industry Labels: Labels to place on your rebuilt products so you can
comply with FTC regulations. APRA also offers "Do Not Strike with Hammer" and
"Negative Ground" labels.
here for a PDF of the APRA Benefits
updated March 2014