The mission of the NFPA is to strengthen the fluid power
industry and our members by:
Our success depends on the active involvement of our stakeholders from
across the supply chain—both in developing new programs and participating in
those that provide the greatest benefits to their organizations.
Manufacturers. Fluid power manufacturers are the core of the NFPA membership
and the driving technological force in the industry. Manufacturer members
design, manufacture and sell fluid power components in the United States or
other NAFTA country.
Distributors. Fluid power distributors are a key link with the industry’s
customer base and, increasingly, an active partner for value-added services.
Distributor members buy and sell fluid power components from manufacturers and
often provide engineering and system integration services to their customers.
Suppliers. The fluid power industry is served by an array of product and
service suppliers, critical for the growth of our industry and the applicability
of our technology. Supplier members sell fluid power subcomponents or raw
materials to manufacturers, or provide business or other essential services to
Educators. Fluid power is taught in an increasing number of
schools and institutions, helping to develop a better-informed workforce for our
industry. Educator members are universities, technical schools or high schools
that teach fluid power to students, or perform fluid power research.
Customers. While not currently part of the NFPA’s
membership, fluid power customers are a vitally important part of the supply
chain. NFPA actively builds alliances with customer-based organizations and
explores ways for customers to be involved with our technology development,
international standards, and other appropriate activities.
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