A3 Associations

A3 is the umbrella association for four organizations serving unique automation industries.



Founded in 1974, RIA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to improving the regional, national and global competitiveness of the North American manufacturing and service sectors through promotion and enhancement of robotics and related automation. RIA represents over 480 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions.

For more information, please visit www.robotics.org



AIA was established in 1984 to advance the understanding and use of imaging and vision technologies and to drive global expansion and growth through education and promotion. Today, AIA continues its mission and represents over 350 vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 32 countries.

For more information, please visit www.visiononline.org

mcmaFounded in 2006, the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) was developed to advance the global understanding and use of motion control and related automation technologies and to help our member companies and the industry grow. We promote innovation and growth from supply through distribution by providing comprehensive education, research, communication, industry trades shows, events and networking. Today, MCMA is serving the needs of hundreds of its member manufacturers, distributors, system integrators, manufacturers’ representatives, end users, suppliers, consulting firms, researchers and academics from across the globe.

For more information, please visit www.motioncontrolonline.org


Founded in 2016, A3 México is the only trade group organized specifically to serve the automation industry in Mexico. Member companies include leading robotic, machine vision, motion control and motors manufacturers, distributors, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, educators and consulting firms. A3 México connects members to companies and organizations in the automation industry around the world. A3 México’s mission is to drive growth, acceptance and the safe use of automation equipment in manufacturing and service industries in Mexico through education, promotion, and advancement of automation and related technologies.

For more information, please visit www.a3mexico.com.mx