Memberships & Associations

Capricorn Society MemberCapricorn Society

The Parts Connection members were the very first used vehicle parts supplier to join the Capricorn Society as a preferred supplier in New Zealand back in 1997.

The Capricorn Society Limited was originally established as a co-operative back in Australia in 1975 to assist the automotive repair & service businesses.

The Capricorn Society is still managed under its principles of co-operation. Capricorn has grown to over 12,000 automotive businesses.

Its members are found in paint & panel shops, mechanical workshops, auto electrical, transmission workshops, mobile mechanical services, tyre and suspension stores and many more.

Combined they purchase over AU$ 800 million in vehicle parts every year from more than 1,300 preferred suppliers in Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of South Africa.

Automotive Recyclers AssociationAutomotive Recycling Association (ARA)

Parts Connection is a member of the ARA.

Since 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is an international trade association which has represented an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of automotive parts, and the safe disposal of inoperable motor vehicles.

ARA services approximately 1,000 member companies through direct membership and over 2,000 other companies through our affiliated chapters. Suppliers of equipment and services to this industry complete ARA's membership. ARA is the only trade association serving the automotive recycling industry in 12 countries internationally.

ARA aims to further the automotive recycling industry through various services and programs to increase public awareness of the industry's role in conserving the future through automotive recycling and to foster awareness of the industry's value as a high quality, low cost alternative for the automotive consumer. ARA encourages aggressive environmental management programs to assist member facilities in maintaining proper management techniques for fluid and solid waste materials generated from the disposal of motor vehicles.