Since 1973, the Brake Manufacturers Council has represented the interests of the brake industry. In 2010, it became an operating council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). AASA is a division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). MEMA is the trade association for motor vehicle and mobility suppliers, parts manufacturers and remanufacturers.
The Brake Manufacturers Council represents the interests of brake friction manufacturers by:
Communicating with federal, state and local government authorities. These are authorities having a legislative or regulatory function. Their actions may affect automotive brake parts or systems. An example is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Obtaining and distributing to members information on topics of interest to the brake parts industry.
Conducting any further activities as may be appropriate and for the common benefit of manufacturers of automotive brake parts or systems. An example of this is the Copper-Free Brakes Initiative.
The BMC meets twice a year. The meetings provide a platform to address current or anticipated issues facing automotive brake parts and systems manufacturers. The meetings feature guest speakers as well as council sponsored project and legislative updates.