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Welcome to the National Auto Auction Association

In 1948, just a decade after the first wholesale auto auction opened, a small trade organization called the National Auto Auction Protection Association was founded to nurture and safeguard this fledgling industry of about 340 auctions in the United States.

Today, what is now the private, nonprofit National Auto Auction Association has grown from those early years into a large, dynamic and diverse group of professionals representing all segments of the vast remarketing community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve as a strong, unified voice to protect and promote the interests of our members and the wholesale auto auction industry. We work to enrich our membership’s commercial viability by enhancing customer service, improving leadership skills, establishing industry standards, ensuring business growth and influencing public policy.

NAAA provides members with a variety of services, including education and instructional programs, safety awareness and training to reduce risk and prevent workplace accidents, leadership development, advocacy at the national level with a political action committee, publications, conferences and networking events, and policies for best practices.

And as we look to the future, our role continues to broaden as we act as a catalyst for innovation, a conduit for communication and as a common ground where all can come together to create solutions for industry-wide issues based on a solid foundation of shared principles.

Our Membership

Our current membership consists of more than 348 domestic and international auctions with combined sales in 2022 of 6.6 million vehicles and wholesale revenue of more than $110 billion. In addition to auction sales, they offer reconditioning facilities, special dealer services, and title and office processing. New and used car dealers, manufacturers, fleet operators, companies and financial institutions all buy and sell at NAAA member auctions worldwide.

We also have more than 142 associate members from a wide range of related fields, such as leasing companies, financial institutions, insurance agencies, accounting firms, trade publishers, product manufacturers, equipment suppliers and others.