The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) was founded by GM and Chrysler executives back in the 1980’s to find common solutions to common problems.
Today, this non-profit has over 1000 members. Establishing standards such as those instituted by the ISO, harmonization of core tooling principles, measurement system analysis protocols, and best industry practices; these are just a few of the initiatives that come within the remit of AIAG. Others include Supply Chain Quality and Corporate Responsibility.
ABC Aluminum is now close to being certified for the ISO/TS16949 Automotive Industry Quality Management Standard, and as Wadih Kuri, ABC’s President and CEO said this week “with ABC’s continuing investment, growth and expansion, and the trend within the automotive industry to explore and choose aluminum as a material of choice, we feel that it is important to support, and benefit from, an organization that has become central to so many innovations within the automotive industry”.
Another benefit to ABC from membership of AIAG is immediate access to the cumulative wealth of information gathered over the past 20 years that is imparted via numerous seminars and events throughout the year and is available in the many manuals that comprise AIAG’s library. And the organization is active around the globe with relationships formed internationally, for example with the German Association of the Automotive Industry( VDA).
Though based in Michigan, the AIAG has a strengthening presence in Mexico as the Automotive Industry moves towards the southern U.S. and into Mexico. AIAG is working with the Mexican Government through a program called Pro-Mexico with the Mexican government subsidizing up to 70% of training.