Gütegemeinschaft der Motoreninstandsetzungsbetriebe (Quality control association for engine corrective maintenance companies – GMI) is an affiliation of companies from the engine corrective maintenance industry, which considers the best product quality and the highest standards for providing services to be the most important requirements for offering reliable corrective maintenance service.

As an industry association, GesamtverbandAutoteile-Handel e.V. (General association for commerce in automotive parts – GVA) represents the interests of independent trading companies for automotive replacement parts (passenger and utility vehicles) active in the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as the aftermarket parts industry.

The recycling system for the automotive industry is an initiative of the independent automotive parts market with system partners from industry and commerce.Together with its contractual partners, Partslife focuses on the reduction of waste/recycling, waste disposal, consultation and the representation of interests.


The TecDoc information system provides the independent automotive replacement parts market with current and comprehensive data for identifying and ordering parts (in both the passenger and utility vehicle sectors) directly from the databases of the automotive part manufacturers.

TecCom is the leading business-to-business platform for the international automotive aftermarket.The use of TecCom automates and simplifies business transactions between parts manufacturers and wholesalers.

Verband der Motoreninstandsetzungsbetriebee.V. (Association of engine corrective maintenance companies – VMI) is a professional association and represents the political and legal interests of all medium-sized engine corrective maintenance companies in Germany.

VereinFreierErsatzteilemarkte.V. (Association for the independent replacement parts market – VREI) is a community of interest composed of well-known and leading manufacturers of automotive parts.The goal of VREI and its members is to dedicatedly and effectively represent the interests of all participants in the service market in close cooperation with other associations.