Stuart Charity

Stuart Charity

Executive Director at American Association of Advertising Agencies , Inc.

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195 Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
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+61 419 944 788

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Owner - Auto Media Group Ltd.

Federal Minister - Small Business Bruce Billson


National Advisory Council Member - Export Council of Australia

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The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Takes The Lead In Australia

AAAA Executive Director, Stuart Charity.
According to AAAA Executive Director Stuart Charity, the Australian automotive aftermarket industry is set for an exciting future. "These companies are designing and manufacturing premium-quality aftermarket products that are world-class, which is proven by the local and international sales success that these businesses are generating," added Charity. Stuart Charity with the Federal Government Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator Arthur Sinodinos at the 2017 AAA Expo in Melbourne. That is, to progress from service parts to high value, specialty aftermarket products that provide distinct technological and performance advantages," said Charity. "This has required significant investments by these Australian companies in research and development, along with plant and equipment, accompanied by highly expensive international testing procedures to ensure rigorous Australian and global road safety and performance compliance. "The results have been outstanding, with new or significantly improved Australian-designed and manufactured automotive aftermarket products now available globally. These products are being actively selected due to their innovation, quality, safety and performance enhancement advantages, as opposed to these customers opting for the lowest cost alternative," added Charity. On our return to Australia, we gained the support of 25 automotive component manufacturers to fund a feasibility study, the results of which clearly outline the strongest possible case for some of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Funding to be directed to the establishment of an Australian Automotive Innovation Lab," said Charity. "This will be the key to the major future growth of the Australian automotive aftermarket manufacturing industry. The Innovation Lab concept is a real world, highly practical industry led solution that is backed by detailed case studies, the counsel of our own successful AAAA manufacturer member businesses and global automotive aftermarket component product demand research. "It is a concept that can significantly reduce product design timelines and bring enormous benefits to local automotive component manufacturers who are currently sending people overseas to use similar facilities. There is no doubt that the introduction of an Innovation Lab to support the Australian automotive aftermarket industry will almost immediately deliver results if it is overseen by automotive aftermarket industry manufacturing experts," said Charity.

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Industry responds to compulsory Takata recall - Autotalk Autotalk

AAAA executive director Stuart Charity says the voluntary recall has been insufficient and now the industry needs to band together.
"This mandatory recall has been a long time coming," he begins. "The ACCC identified a range of consumer-related issues in their retail report last year - the voluntary recall scheme we have in Australia is completely inadequate." Charity says car companies make the determination whether something is serious enough to warrant a recall. "They're required to make their best endeavours to contact car owners, but in almost all circumstances they don't use current registration data, they go from the last-known address. But many vehicles are with their second or third owner," he explains. Stuart Charity The AAAA says the time to sort the problem is now and he proposes an all-in approach to solve the problem. "There have been discussions about the capacity of dealerships being able to do it and whether independent aftermarket repairers could play a role," he suggests. "This mandate changes the situation dramatically, and common sense would tell you there's a network of over 20,000 mechanical repairers around Australia who are technically qualified to help out with the right specific training around airbag replacement," he says. Charity says the AAAA were asked to provide input into the ACCC's mandatory recall proposal last year, and the army of independent workshops across Australia are willing to help, if allowed. "One main issue is that a lot of technical and safety-realted issues on vehicles that never see the light of day because they're not at a full recall level," he explains, regarding the sharing of proprietary technical diagnostic data between carmakers and the aftermarket.

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Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association

Stuart Charity
Executive Director Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association Ltd Phone: - Facsimile: -

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