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British Fluid Power Association

Representing and supporting businesses in the hydraulic, pneumatic and motion control industries within the UK. The British Fluid Power Distributors Association focuses on industry trends, training, standards research, Government lobbying and networking.

Canadian Fluid Power Association

The Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) is a non-profit Canadian association of companies that is committed to the development of fluid power technology in Canada. They provide relevant industry insights, communications, and resources to its members to support their continued growth and development.

European Fluid Power Committee

CETOP is the European Fluid Power Committee. They are the voice for the Fluid Power associations in Europe. They work closely together with its member associations and their companies –  together with the industry for the benefit of the industry.

Fluid Sealing Association

The Fluid Sealing Association is an international trade association whose members are involved in the production and marketing of a wide range of fluid sealing devices primarily targeted to the industrial market. FSA members account for a majority of the manufacturing capacity for fluid sealing devices in the Americas market.

Japan Fluid Power

The Japan Fluid Power Association was founded to assist and help promote the fluid power industry as well as to return the benefit of the fluid power technology by improving living of people. The Association offers various services to its member companies, as well as the non-member companies and individuals interested in the fluid power.

National Fluid Power Association

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is a forum where all channel partners–manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers and educators work together to advance fluid power technology, strengthen the industry and foster members’ success. NFPA is building a seamless and inclusive association that can serve as a collective voice for all channel partners in building our industry. NFPA members recognize the association’s proven ability to provide valued member services

South African Fluid Power Association

The South African Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), exists to raise the professional standards of the pneumatics and hydraulics industries. Originally established in 1982 as the Fluid Power Institute, the 33-year-old Association encourages, promotes and aids in knowledge-sharing to advance the best practices of the industry. This includes experience, ideas and knowledge pertaining to methods, processes and techniques relating to pneumatics and hydraulics between Association members.

Education & Training

International Fluid Power Society

The International Fluid Power Society strengthens and advances professional careers in the fluid power workforce. They are committed to facilitating and promoting the advancement of technology and professionalism of the fluid power & motion control industry through Awareness, Education, and Certification.

Fluid Power Educational Foundation

The FPEF mission is to stimulate, advance, and support the science of fluid power and motion control technology through scholarships and/or funding of other educational initiatives at all levels.

Standards Development

ASTM International

ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

International Standard Organization

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provides solutions to global challenges.

The American Society for Quality

ASQ is committed to providing enhanced expertise, professional networks, tools, and solutions to help its members advance their products, services, and industries. They provide professional trainingcertifications, and knowledge to members globally. Its focus is to increase the use and impact of quality in response to the diverse needs of the world.


Association for High Technology Distribution

For over 30 years, the Association for High Technology Distribution has worked to increase the productivity, profitability and market share of our Automation Solution Providers and Manufacturers. Today, through a wide spectrum of association programs and services, designed by and for members, AHTD is a valuable resource for member companies to achieve their goals.

Fluid Power Distributors Association

FPDA is a distribution-centric collaborative organization dedicated to delivering networking, education, best practices and business intelligence designed to enhance business performance. With over 140 distributor and manufacturer members (and growing), FPDA is a trade association on the move, representing motion solution providers who offer fluid power, automation, and electro-mechanical technologies (the so-called “tri-technologies”) and distribution services to enhance customer performance and profitability.

Power Transmission Distributors Association

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. PT/MC encompasses a broad variety of mechanical, electrical and fluid-driven equipment such as bearings, belts, drives, motors, gears, couplings, clutches and brakes, linear motion, and hydraulics and pneumatics. PT/MC products are found in manufacturing plants, assembly lines, in production processes—anywhere there is movement, you’ll find PT/MC products.

The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution

NAHAD ensures that all members have access to the information, news, resources, and tools needed to thrive in the hose and hose accessory industries. They are responsible for the Annual Conference and all other efforts that build a strong and supportive community.

Manufacturing & Machine Builders

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