Although the IAME has amalgamated with other companies to form a national automotive alliance, the IAME has also separated into specialist divisions offering niche support to either local areas or emerging sectors.
Please view our current Divisions and understand there are more being formulated.
AATR (Australasian Automatic Transmission Rebuilders) is a division of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers (IAME) and brings together a professional, highly skilled and dedicated group of transmission repairer's in Australia and New Zealand.
Originally founded in 1982 the core objective of the group is to assist the AATR member and through them the automatic transmission industry to stay abreast of technical information and trends. Members are kept informed of the constant changes in the transmission industry, with articles and information sourced both locally and from overseas and circulated via the AATR Newsletter and website.
If you need your transmission serviced, look for the AATR logo. An AATR member is part of your local community, is skilled in transmission repair and trained to provide the products and services associated with a specialised transmission repair centre.
Started in Sydney in the early 1980’s AATR has grown into a member network of independent automatic transmission professionals that cover every state in Australia and both islands of New Zealand.
Its members are like minded, dedicated and enthusiastic automatic transmission experts. Each AATR member workshop is independently owned and constantly stays abreast of technological changes and advances in automotive science by attending seminars, trade nights and training forums.
Pistons & Pearls is dedicated to assisting the automotive industry in recruiting, retaining, progressing and recognising female employees and leaders.
One of the most crucial challenges facing the automotive industry is the inclusiveness of the workforce. It has long been a male dominated sector, but to be sustainable and reach its full potential in the future, it is essential the industry becomes more diverse and embrace all workers. Ultimately, an inclusive and diverse automotive workforce is one that will be responsive and able to withstand other industry challenges in the future.
Pistons & Pearls is comprised of representatives passionate about providing opportunities, education, awareness and support to women in the Australian automotive community through:
- Linking industry associations, individuals and products through social media, marketing, events, sponsorship and the IAME Group of Companies.
- Giving women in automotive a public presence and voice.
- Offering individual and small to large business mentoring by experienced automotive women through advice, development plans and on-going progress support.
- Working in correlation with corporations to provide employment and growth opportunities for women in automotive.
- Supporting women entering the industry by providing resources, Q&A opportunities, inspiration and encouragement.
- Presenting achievement recognition through social media, E-Newsletters and award ceremonies.
- Organising events, seminars and workshops to acknowledge women in the automotive industry.
- Attending events, seminars, workshops, expos and career days to represent women in automotive.
- Providing up to date industry information, trends and events.
- Offering opportunities to communicate with relevant industry professionals, seek answers and pass on expertise.
All women associated with the automotive industry are encouraged to join our expanding network, such as but not limited to mechanics, spray-painters, panel beaters, service advisors and assessors. By offering a membership based network we are able to keep an up-to-date database of contacts, statistics and trends.
Due to the low percentage of females represented in the Australian automotive industry we aim to keep joining Pistons & Pearls free of charge and you do not need to be a member of the IAME.