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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

Access Industry Trends

“The PTDA Market Forecast Report helps us stay abreast of trends and shifting end-user demands. Data from the report also enables us to make sound decisions regarding when to hire and when to hold staffing levels steady. We incorporate information from this valuable report  into our strategic planning process.”

Mike Power, National Accounts Manager
Altra Industrial Motion
(Braintree, Mass.)


Positioning your business for success requires an understanding of the underlying trends impacting the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry. From information on general business trends to insights on future growth markets, PTDA programs provide:

  • Data on production trends in the PTDA Market Forecast Report and industry activity and growth in the PTDA Business Index
  • Collective knowledge of your peers and partners to help you solve problems through PTDA’s members-only LinkedIn Group
  • Identification of macro-economic trends and guidance on setting your strategy to address them through sessions at the PTDA Industry Summit
  • Information about technology, employee development and other business trends in PTDA’s quarterly newsletter, Transmissions®, and bimonthly e-newsletter, Spotlight
For more information on PTDA resources to help you access industry trends, visit the following sections under Resources: