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FISITA develops association with its Italian Member Society

4 December 2017

FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility engineering profession, has developed its long-term association with Italian Member Society ATA via the Italian Association of the Automotive Industry (ANFIA).

ANFIA has taken over some of ATA’s activities since its closure last year and will continue to organise and promote these initiatives to its growing network of automotive and mobility systems engineers.

For more than 100 years, ANFIA has been one of the main Trade Associations within the Confederation of Italian Industry. With almost 300 members, ANFIA supports organisations to strengthen their competitiveness, their growth in foreign markets and their integration in mobility systems. This is achieved through collaboration with national and international institutions, networking activities, participation in technical-regulatory committees, sector studies and analysis, consultancy and training.

ANFIA becomes part of FISITA’s international network of Member Societies, which extends a reach to a growing community of over 210,000 engineers, spread across five continents. These engineering societies represent the interests of their members and help to disseminate and share automotive technology, both locally within their country of operation and to an international audience.

Kelly Williams, Director of Member Services at FISITA, said: “We are delighted to have developed our Member Society relations in Italy – we’re pleased that ATA’s excellent initiatives are set to continue under ANFIA’s leadership and we look forward to introducing our new colleagues from ANFIA to our community, with the aim of promoting excellence in mobility engineering.”

Aurelio Nervo, President of ANFIA said: “We are extremely pleased to be part of FISITA’s fantastic community. Our objective is to increase awareness of the automotive industry in Italy, and since we have proudly gathered the inheritance of ATA, we are revitalising its technical, research and training initiatives. We are looking forward to engaging with FISITA to develop Italy’s contribution to our fast-evolving industry.”

FISITA offers exclusive membership to global engineering societies and corporate organisations active within the mobility systems engineering industry. They can access a range of international technical events, knowledge sharing, Committee activities and technical networking opportunities. For more information about FISITA membership see here.