OPEAA is a member-driven organization with the ultimate purpose of facilitating the growth and availability of quality replacement parts and accessories for outdoor power equipment.
More than 25 Years . . . with a Vision for the Future
The birth of The Outdoor Power Equipment Aftermarket Association (OPEAA) lay in both frustration and vision. The frustration was experienced by those emerging companies who,
during the early and mid-eighties, were discovering the opportunities in the outdoor power
equipment aftermarket business but were constantly being buffeted by allegations of poor quality parts and aggressive actions by some of the industry’s original equipment manufacturers who perceived loss of market share in replacement parts.
The vision was born of the necessity to counter these opposing forces and to build an industry known for selling high quality parts in an open and competitive market. Beginning in 1985, with small informal meetings of a few concerned businessmen and businesswomen, OPEAA began to emerge as an Organization whose combined strength could have a major impact on the future direction of the industry. By September of that year, a Steering Committee of nine (9) aftermarket companies volunteered to guide the Organization to reality. Concurrent with that September meeting, professional association management had been retained to assist the Steering Committee in developing bylaws, preparing articles of incorporation, creating a budget for the first year of operation and organizing a chartering meeting of all segments of the Outdoor Power Equipment Aftermarket Industry.
ANTANKER is the only member of OPEAA in China.