Today, MTA is the hub of New Zealand's automotive industry, representing more than 4,000 automotive industry professionals – from general repair workshops, vehicle sales and service stations through to repairers specialising in fields as diverse as alternative fuels and collision repair. It also acts as a strong advocate for its members and motorists.
We advise, support and educate our community of automotive professionals so they can make a positive contribution to motoring in New Zealand. We help members by providing them with industry information, support and services ranging from specialist knowledge, advocacy and lobbying, to specialist training and great offers. Members enjoy great services, exclusive discounts on products and services to help them run a better business, and the industry training we provide, helps to increase their skill level to better serve motorists.
The MTA brand stands for trust, dedication and reliability, and is a key reason why consumers are increasingly choosing to use an MTA member. And in the unlikely event that something may go wrong, MTA operates a free mediation service to help resolve disputes between members and their customers in a friendly, efficient and unbiased way.
Our advocacy and lobbying work has stimulated discussion and influence amongst stakeholders, government, regulators and media.
We also have a strong focus on road safety and work with V8 Supercar driver, Greg Murphy to run the Murph in Schools road safety programme to secondary schools around the country. The programme aims to bring the road safety message to students to curb unnecessary road accidents in the age group most at risk – young drivers.
MTA is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board meets regularly and comprises of a President, Vice-president and four elected and two appointed directors. Council comprises of the Board, Branch Presidents and Committee Chairs. They meet twice a year to provide the Board with long-term strategic guidance.
The 31 branches around the country provide members with a collective voice at both a national and local level and the nine specialist committees and advisory groups provide support to MTA and its Board. MTA is supported by more than 50 staff (some part-time) and is made up of five teams.
- Corporate (which includes subsidiary companies)
- Finance and Administration
- Marketing and Communications
- Advocacy and Training
- Member Benefits (including 11 Business Managers around the country).
Our mission today is the same as it was back in 1917 – to create a sustainable business advantage for members and to help the motoring public. MTA’s mission is to provide members, consumers, and industry stakeholders with consistently superior service, standards, and information.
Members must work to a set of membership standards to maintain their membership. The MTA Customer Promise, Code of Ethics and Warranty ensure that consumers receive the best possible service and have confidence in the work that is being carried out. Members must also meet acceptable environmental standards.
This benchmark helps to maintain high standards in the industry and is what sets MTA members apart from non-members.