ABOUT THE SWEDISH MOTOR TRADE EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATION (in Swedish MAF)

The Swedish Motor Trade Employers’ Association is an association within the motor trade industry. We currently have 2,100 associated companies with an aggregate of 42,000 employees. Our member companies are car, tractor and construction equipment dealers and repair shops, tire dealers and tire repair shops, car and industrial paint shops, car inspection companies, service stations, garages, and salvage companies.

One of our main tasks is to enter into collective bargaining agreements regarding salary and terms of employment for our industries. Agreements are entered into with Unionen, the Swedish Organization for Managers, the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers, IF Metall, the Swedish Transport Workers union and Swedish Painters´ Union. Furthermore, we provide our members with advice on employer issues and health and safety issues, negotiation assistance, help with agreement interpretation and litigation assistance in the District Court and the Labour Court. For our members we also arrange courses in areas such as labour law and leadership.

The Swedish Motor Trade Employers ' Association is part of The Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises, a cooperative organisation within the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, consisting of eight employers and/or industry associations in the transport industry. In cooperation with The Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises, we also work with recruitment, professional development and educational issues relevant to our industry.

As a member you will receive professional advice and legal assistance as well as discounts on, inter alia, agreement  insurance and membership in the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. Our size means that the association is well positioned to promote common interests in the political debate.

The Swedish Motor Trade Employers ' Association and The Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises are headquartered in Stockholm, with nine regional offices, from Umeå in the north to Malmö in the south.

The Motor Industry Employers Association, MAF, means both the association and the service company Motorbranschens Arbetsgivareförbund Service AB.