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History
Established in November 1960
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 Government’s 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 2000.
Scope of MAA widened.
  - Develop and protect interest of Members.
  - Make common representation to Governmental Agencies on issues affecting the Motor
Vehicle Industry.
  - Communicate with the public through various media on industry issues, position and
objectives.

 

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