Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)
The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) is an apex national body representing Automobile Dealers of India. It was founded in 1964 by four regional Auto Trade Associations to protect and promote the Indian retail automobile market. It is now a registered body under the Companies Act 1956.
The four founder members of FADA are:
- The Automobile Dealers Association of Maharashtra, Mumbai
- The Motor Industries Association, Kolkata.
- The Automobile Traders Association, Delhi.
- Motor Vehicles & Allied Industries Association, Chennai.
FADA has as its members - dealers of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and two/three wheelers. These members deal in sales, servicing of vehicles and sale of spare parts as well. They also arrange finance and trade-ins. In some cases they also sell used cars.
Other than automobile dealers, FADA has representatives of vehicle manufacturers, tyre manufacturers, insurance and finance sectors and other allied industries and trade, as supporting members.
FADA Initiatives & Activities
FADA recognises the importance of effective manpower in driving the auto dealership business in the changed scenario where competition is the buzzword. In order that this activity gets focussed attention, FADA has created a separate training wing called "FADA Academy".
FADA Academy offers opportunities to dealers in different parts of the country to participate in workshops/seminars addressed by experts from the industry, academia, management consultants and experienced dealers.