MACS and MACPartners Europe have formally agreed to a cooperative alliance for the benefit of the membership of both organizations and the global mobile air conditioning industry.
“MACS has enjoyed a cordial and professional relationship with MACPartners Europe since its inception. Some years ago, MACS and VASA (the group representing the mobile professional A/C service, electrical and repair industry in Australia and New Zealand, formed a formal alliance of our organizations to improve communications and better serve our respective members. Now, the boards of directors of MACS and MACPartners Europe have taken action to formalize that alliance. The alliance that now exists among the three professional organizations stands to benefit the members of each through expanded exchange of news, technical information and mutual support,” explained Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer.
“From my personal and professional perspective having been involved in MACS and MACS trade show events for more than 20 years, it has always been a goal of mine to see the formation of a European Association not only to emulate the achievements of MACS in the USA and beyond, but to contribute to the global affiliation of MACS, VASA and MACPartners Europe, in order to serve all of our members to their best advantage.
MACPartners Europe is still a relatively small but growing and learning trade association totally committed to serving the auto A/C industry from OEM to aftermarket and to promote the highest standards of workmanship across all of the European Union. We are greatly encouraged by the welcome we have received from our cousins across the pond and look forward to the mutual benefits that our affiliation will bring,” remarked Michael Harris, president MACPartners Europe.
Since 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has been the advocate for service and repair owners, distributors, manufacturers and educators making their living in the total vehicle climate and thermal management industry. MACS Worldwide empowers members to grow their businesses and delivers tangible member benefits through industry advocacy with government regulators and by providing accurate, unbiased training information, training products, training curriculum and money-saving affinity member services. MACS has assisted more than 1 million technicians to comply with the 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. To learn more about MACS Worldwide visit our website at http://www.macsw.org. MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show, Mobile A/C: The Next Generation will take place February 11-13 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.