Transmission men settle their FATE
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TWELVE independent rebuilders of automatic transmission have formed a trade association, the Federation of Automatic Transmission Engineers.
Delegates from 59 firms, from an industry estimated to involve less than 200 companies altogether, attended the inaugural meeting in Birmingham last week.
At the meeting Arthur Smart, a director of ATRS Ltd of Hednesdford, Staffs and first President of the Federation, said that the objectives of FATE were to enhance the standing of the industry as well as serve and improve its efficiency and that the level of interest was a clear indication of the need for a representative body.
Voting membership is open to all companies rebuilding and repairing automatic transmission who meet the standard set by the Federation.
While the majority of members are expected to be concerned with cars, those involved with commercial vehicles and industrial applications are also eligible.
Further information can be obtained from the Executive Secretary, Alan Ward, Federation of Automatic Transmission Engineers, 79 Oswald Road, Manchester M21 1QD.