The automobile industry has always been the backbone of any economy and that is why it is often called the mother of all industries. The automobile industry is unique as it encompasses practically all available engineering technologies. An automobile is an integrated product created through the hard work of a multitude of auto part manufacturers, who apply multiple technologies to create a synergistic whole. Glass working, EDM, machining, molding, textile, plastics and many other technologies are used to produce the finished automobile, using all sorts of materials, from metals to rubbers, and from fibers to plastics.
Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) was formed in 1988 to represent the industry and to provide technical & management support to its members. PAAPAM is now over two decades old and, over the years, this association has attained a certain level of maturity by becoming an indispensable and extremely effective link between the policy-making echelons in the government and the auto parts manufacturing industry. The Association achieved recognition from the Government of Pakistan in 1999 and today it is represented on many Government and semi-government NGOs and committees as well as Private Institutions by its members. PAAPAM is also a member of the Federal of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI).
With a registered membership base of over 278 “tier one” parts manufacturers out of over 1200 industries, PAAPAM has under its wings part makers of Cars, Motorcycles, Tractors, Trucks and Buses, who represent multinational companies of repute, including Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Hino, Nissan, Hyundai,etc. Investments in place in the industry now exceed US$ 1.5 billion.