Welcome to TALENTS4AA
The automotive aftermarket industry initiative to attract talents

About us

As a registered association, we are working to promote the automotive aftermarket sector.

Our main objectives are to attract and retain talents of all ages in the automotive aftermarket.

Our mission is to develop, test and disseminate effective solutions to meet local and global needs.

Our approach has been developed thanks to the experiences and skills of our members.

The aftermarket, an inspiring place for exceptional professionals

  • Multidimensional all inclusive business sector
  • Huge variety of attractive companies & organizations
  • Sustainable and social for the real world

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We need all kinds of talents

Future business managers, passionate technicians or avid car fans, there is a place for all types of talents in the automotive aftermarket!

Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our DNA.

Discover the AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET

WE ENSURE AN INNOVATIVE, SUSTAINABLE AND AFFORDABLE MOBILITY ALL AROUND THE WORLD

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The Automotive Aftermarket: Definition

•The Automotive Aftermarket is a business sector centered around the servicing and maintenance of vehicles after their production and initial sale. It includes the manufacturing, remanufacturing, distribution, retailing, repairing, maintaining and installing of all vehicle parts, chemicals, equipment, and accessories, and the provision of these respective services to private, corporate or public users. It covers the entire lifecycle of the vehicle after its production.

•The Aftermarket provides the means of keeping vehicles on the road by granting individual or professional vehicle owners the possibility and the choice of servicing, maintaining, or customizing their vehicles in car manufacturers networks, independent chains or local workshops.

•The Aftermarket sector safeguards mobility in a safe, clean, affordable, sustainable and accessible way ensuring indispensable services for the individuals, society and the economy overall. It actively participates in sustainable development as repairing is more eco-friendly than replacing. •The Automotive Aftermarket is composed of spare parts manufacturers, garage and test equipment manufacturers, data and information suppliers, repair and service garages, vehicle body shops, as well as distributors of automotive parts, services and components.

•With the evolution of vehicle technology and mobility, the aftermarket becomes more connected and more sustainable, requiring more diverse talents and specialists.

Our members

Our members are manufacturers, parts distributors, workshop networks, professional or educational organizations linked by the same goal: to promote the automotive aftermarket

International trading groups

Parts manufacturers

Professional organizations

Innovation partner

Educational institutions

Ambassadors

Jean-François Bouveyron
Delphi Technologies

“The next generation of cars will be green and computerized. The next generation to care of them is yours. Join us!”

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Johnny Bräster
SBF, Sveriges Bildelsgrossisters Förening

“The Nordic automotive aftermarket really needs new talents of all kinds of professions, they are all welcome.”

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Gaël Escribe
Nexus Automotive International • Treasurer Talents4AA

“In a context of fast transformation of the automotive aftermarket towards a larger Mobility ecosystem, the search for talents becomes mission critical. Nothing better than a collaborative initiative such as Talents4AA to cope with the challenge ahead of us.”

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Warren Espinoza
ATR International

“Given the fast-evolving nature of the Automotive Aftermarket, attracting top talents is crucial for our sustainable future.”

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Stéphane Freitas
AM Today • General Secretary Talents4AA

“It is our responsibility to explain to young talents the richness of our industry.”

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Marcus Hähner
Global one automotive

“Convincing talents that the aftermarket is the perfect step for their own carrier, is our desired target”.

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Christophe Idelon
NTN-SNR

“Introducing new technologies and changing driving habits to meet our environmental challenges… the automotive aftermarket is heavily moving. Talent acquisition is key for the future:  young talents shape your future, actively contribute to sustainability and join us to work for this exciting mobility sector.”

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Fotios Katsardis
TEMOT International • Chairman of the Board Talents4AA

We are inviting all the industry players to join forces with us: We need to be all of us together in this noble deed, nobody should be missing out.”

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Damien Martin
Valeo

“The Independent Automotive Aftermarket will be focused on new mobility, new ecosystems, new technologies. But the most important asset of the aftermarket will be its new talents. Let’s join our forces to attract and fidelize the new generation of technicians and marketers of the aftermarket.”

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Patrick Mau
GEDORE

“There is probably no place evolving as fast as the aftermarket. Our industry depends of fresh mindsets, new talents and leaders of tomorrow.”

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Kai Guijo Müller
Schaeffler

“Our mission is to open the doors of the automotive aftermarket for young talents at all levels.”

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Klavs Thulstrup Pedersen
Nissens

“I have dedicated my heart and mind to the aftermarket, and the ongoing market development continues to offer a great mix of challenges and learnings. The next generation of aftermarket professionals will be taking the lead in driving more change – through technology, digitalization and logistics transformation.” 

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Manuel Van Royen
AD International

“The aftermarket is a people’s business. As an ITG we believe it is our role to make young talent aware of the opportunities offered by this dynamic, highly technical and essential playing field which is the automotive aftermarket. It is part of our mission to guide the aftermarket on its path to sustainability.” 

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Pierre Thibaudat
FIGIEFA

“Making mobility more sustainable, more affordable and safer – the automotive aftermarket is a business meeting societal expectations. Take up the challenge!” 

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Clément De Valon
TMD Friction

“We need the best talents to contribute to our world’s sustainable mobility development for the next generations.”

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Guenter Weber
Bosch • Vice-Chairman of the Board Talents4AA
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Markus Wittig
ZF Aftermarket

The diversity of the aftermarket makes it an exciting place to be to shape the future of mobility.”

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Eyal Zbeda
Zbeda Group

“We have to make sure that the automotive aftermarket remains sustainable for years to come.”

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