Why memberships are important to us
Dafo Vehicle actively works with research, safety developments, and advocacy within the transport area worldwide. To be in the frontline, Dafo Vehicle is a member of several Trade Organizations and Networks because, through this, we get a better understanding of the challenges and needs within the industry and an opportunity to contribute with knowledge and influence the latest development. It is also a way for us to stay up-to-date and share the latest news with our customers. Below, the Trade organizations where we currently are members are listed.
APTA - American Public Transportation Association
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations. Benefits to our members include advocacy for federal funding and policies, research, technical expertise, consulting services, workforce development programs, educational conferences and seminars, and 135 subject-matter working committees.
Our membership is engaged in every aspect of the industry – from planning, designing, financing, constructing, and operating transit systems to the research, development, manufacturing, and maintenance of vehicles, equipment, and transit-related products and services. Additionally, academic institutions, transportation network companies, transit associations, and state departments of transportation are APTA members.
Throughout their existence, Busworld and the Busworld Academy have been focal points for people who want to find all kinds of information on the many aspects of the bus and coach industry. Using our worldwide network of exhibitors, operators, academics, journalists, engineers, and other contacts, we have always been able to point people in the right direction.
The Busworld Academy has three main objectives: to acquire, bundle, and share bus and coach-related knowledge about all aspects of the industry, including technological developments to enhance sustainable mobility, legislation, markets, and more specialized topics, such as coach tourism. These topics can be categorized into three main fields: Safety, Sustainability, and Comfort.
Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table
The Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT) is a global initiative involving major mining companies. EMESRT engages with key mining industry Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to advance the design of the equipment to improve safe operability and maintainability beyond Standards.
EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) Raw Materials
EIT RawMaterials' vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe.
The mission of EIT RawMaterials is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals, and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.
Raw materials are essential to securing a transition to green energy technologies, securing growth and sustainable consumption, and securing access to clean and efficient consumer technologies. Europe is highly dependent on importing raw materials to secure its manufacturing industries' global competitiveness and accelerate the transition to a resource-efficient, sustainable society.
FKG - The Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association
The Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association is the trade association for the Scandinavian suppliers to the automotive industry. Today, they have more than 350 member companies. For almost 30 years, they have contributed to their development as suppliers by working actively as their spokesperson towards industry, politicians, authorities, and media. Also, they create meeting places, strengthen business relations, provide growth opportunities, and work with the industry's competence.
GPN - Global Passenger Network
GPN’s objective is to be the leading international organization in the field of surface-quality passenger transportation, assuring its client's elevated benchmarks of safety, quality, and service in all its member countries around the world.
MaskinLeverantörerna - ML
ML is the Swedish trade association for suppliers of mobile machines.
ML is a forum for cooperation and exchange of experience and a body for acting on common questions in the trade.
ML works for healthy and appropriate commerce. The focus lies on developing general terms of supply and counselling regarding these, compiling statistics and coordinating national trade fairs in the best interest of the members.
MFPA - Malaysian Fire Protection Association
The organization is dedicated to promoting and developing the fire industry. Throughout the years, it has organized various short courses for the betterment of our members. It has collaborated with various professional bodies in conducting seminars and participated with Fire Authority to organize the exhibition for IFCAA (International Fire Chief Association of Asia) & IFCEM (International Fire Conference & Exhibition).
The organization is actively involved in standard writing by participating with SIRIM in various working groups on Standard Writing Technical committees on both active and passive fire systems.
SIS - Swedish Institute for Standards
As part of ISO and CEN, SIS manages a network of experts who work to create international standards. With us, stakeholders can take initiatives and collaborate on best practices that promote Sweden's competitiveness and encourage society's smart, sustainable development. SIS operates across all areas of Swedish society, including industry, academia, the public sector, and non-governmental organizations.
Swedish Fire Protection Association
The Swedish Fire Protection Association is a public-interest, non-profit association that works for greater fire safety in Sweden. Knowledge is the foundation of everything we do. Every year our efforts to prevent and reduce human injury and material damage help save lives, alleviate suffering, and reduce costs to society.
UITP - International Association of Public Transport
UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. It is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and sustainable transport modes. They are working to enhance the quality of life and economic well-being by supporting and promoting sustainable transport in urban areas worldwide.