Known as the Federation of Malaya
Motor Traders Association or FMMTA.
Started with 10 members. The founder
members were Ampang Motors, Asia Motors, Borneo Motors, Champion
Motors, Cycle & Carriage, Anglo-American Corporation, Orchard
Motors, Tan Chong & Son Motor Co, Wearne Brothers and the
East Asiatic Company.
Original objective was for members
to discuss issues relating to the Motor Industry.
In 1966 April, the formation
of Malaysian Motor Vehicle Assemblers Association (MMVAA).
In 1968, the Malaysian Motor Traders Association (MMTA),
was adopted. This was in response to the Malaysian Governments
decision to promote the Motor Vehicle Assembly Industry.
In 1970 May, FMMTA becomes the
Malaysian Motor Traders Association (MMTA).
In 1989 June, MMTA acquired its
own premise and has permanent Secretariat.
In 2000 the present name, the Malaysian
Automotive Association (MAA), was unanimously adopted, heeding
the call by the Government for Associations and Agencies involved
in a common or similar industry to merge. Malaysian Motor Traders
Association (MMTA) and Malaysian Motor Vehicle Assemblers Association
(MMVAA) merged and MAA was formally launched on 26th January
Scope of MAA widened.
Develop and protect
interest of Members.
Make common representation
to Governmental Agencies on issues affecting the Motor
Communicate with the
public through various media on industry issues, position