Independent Distributors Association

 Join us in Philadelphia, PA October 7-11, 2024 @
​The Live! Casino and Hotel
Registration opens June 1st, 2024!
Please note:  Prices increase July 1st, no refunds after August 1st.

Registration for the 2024 IDA Convention and Tradeshow will open June 1, 2024


This formidable movement started more than 60 years ago. It’s only purpose is to support every company (manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder, service provider, retailer, and broker) who is NOT an OEM. That includes every size and type business who finds a way on a daily basis to impact our industry…whose critical common bond is their independence from the Original Equipment Manufacturers AND who is committed to providing solutions to customers who are looking for alternatives to the OEM.    

2024 IDA Convention and Tradeshow Early Registration opens June 1, 2024

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Our Vision and Mission

IDA has been around since 1958 with the idea of providing a voice in the heavy duty industry. A truly international association, our members are located in over 50 countries.

IDA provides the forum for independent equipment parts distributors and manufacturers to interface with the president or vice president of sales of companies to discuss the problems of distribution or product; to learn about opportunities and potential partnerships; and tell others “their story”. We also act as a lobby and provide legislative support for the industry as a whole.

Our History

IDA, the only association for equipment parts distributors specializing in heavy equipment, has a proud history beginning in the post-war boom on the 1950’s. General expansion and rebuilding following World War II brought a tremendous influx of heavy equipment machinery to the market. Large manufacturers were so busy building new equipment they inadvertently created a new market which we called the heavy equipment replacements parts market. Heavy equipment operators asked the question: “Is there an alternative source to service my equipment, sell me parts, and take an interest in my problems?” Independents sprang up to answer that with a resounding “YES”. Shortly thereafter IDA was formed to help those “pioneers” exchange important information and tips on this exciting and profitable new market…the heavy equipment aftermarket for replacement parts and heavy equipment for sale.

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