Association of Agricultural Engineers (AEA) is a trade association in the UK, which represents manufacturers and distributors of agricultural machinery and outdoor equipment to the government, parliament and the media. The AEA was founded in 1875 to promote trade technical and commercial interests of British manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural machinery and celebrated it’s 125th anniversary in London April 18, 2000. It was incorporated in 1955 as a private company charge limited by guarantee without share capital.
Since then it has championed the cause of manufacturers of agricultural machinery and more recently outside power equipment.
Today its members cover a broad spectrum of manufacturers of land based equipment from harvesters to secateurs and everything in between.
he AEA provides a committee structure to cover the all sectors of the land equipment industry. The AEA model nurtures and builds consensus by strong member leadership. The AEA committee structure offer opportunities for members at all levels to meet, network, and debate key issues, work together and share the information. These represent opportunities for professionals within the industry to develop their identifications and take on highly visible cross-industry roles.
Members have different motivations to participate in AEA networks. Some invest people and resources to drive the industry agenda. Others want to keep their companies informed at strategic or tactical levels. Some people participate to raise the profile of their company or people.
AEA members are encouraged to communicate their opinions broadly through the AEA committee structure and websites so that all members can have prominence of the work that is undertaken. So even if members cannot afford the time to engage directly, they can keep in touch or participate automatically at a time that suits them, in those topics that are most relevant to their business
Now he champions the cause of the power equipment manufacturers for outdoor and current members cover a wide range of terrestrial equipment manufacturers. The AEA has become a member of the Engineering and Machinery Alliance, UK, in 2010.
• To maintain and promote the interests of manufacturers and wholesale suppliers
• To promote, support or oppose the legislation or other measures affecting the interests of the industry
• To cooperate and negotiate with the government and other organizations interested or involved in export and import trade
• To promote, maintain and support scientific research, invention and technological development
• To promote, conduct, manage and cooperate with associations, clubs, companies and other organizations in the promotion, implementation or management of shows, exhibitions and demonstrations