In a co-op, ownership and control is shared equally amongst Members who use their co-op, not big investors, and Members get a chance to have a say in how we're run. Members of a co-op are people, businesses, employees or other community stakeholders, or in Capricorn’s case businesses who operate in the independent automotive aftermarket who work together to achieve a common purpose or outcome. We work with the key players in the Australasian automotive aftermarket, as well as other co-op’s around the world, to learn from each other and share best practice. All for the growth and strengthening of our industry, the co-op movement and - most importantly - Capricorn and our Members themselves. All co-operatives around the world are guided by the same seven principles:1. Voluntary and open membership2. Democratic member control3. Member economic participation4. Autonomy and independence5. Education, training, and information6. Co-operation among co-operatives7. Concern for Community
Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association
Focuses on manufacturing,
re-manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing of all vehicle parts, tools,
equipment accessories and services, except those products which are used in
the manufacturing of original equipment.
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Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
The Business Council of
Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is the national peak body representing the
co-operative and mutual models of enterprise. It is the only organisation
uniting the entire and diverse range of member owned businesses.
The representative body for the promotion and development of the
co-operative movement in Western Australia.
International Co-operatives Alliance
A non-governmental association
which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. Founded in 1895,
ICA has 224 member organisations from 85 countries active in all sectors of the
economy. Together these co-operatives represent more than 800 million
Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers
With over 27,000 members the IAME
aims to further the interests of members at all levels through knowledge,
awareness and the sharing of expertise. The IAME has its own offices in major
cities in Australia and New Zealand.
Motor Trade Association of Australia
The national peak body for the
whole of the retail, service and repair sectors of the Australian automotive
industry. The Association is a federation of the Motor Trades Associations and
the Automobile Chambers of Commerce in each State and Territory together with
the Service Station Association Limited (NSW).
Motor Trade Association (MTA) New
New Zealand's largest group of
motoring businesses, committed to keeping New Zealand motorists on the
Members of the MTA represent all facets of the industry from
automotive repairers, service stations, automotive electricians, and
automotive dismantlers to specialists in alternative fuels, brakes and
outboard power equipment, ensuring complete coverage of all motoring