American Automotive Equipment
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|Industry||Automotive Service Equipment|
|Headquarters||Port Chester, New York, United States|
|Area served||North America|
American Automotive Equipment, also known as AAE, is a United States-based manufacturer, distributor, and seller of automotive service equipment. A privately held company, AAE is headquartered in Port Chester, New York.
AAE was founded in 1969 as MZE, Inc. in the Northeastern United States as a distributor and service center for various manufacturers of automotive lifts and service equipment in the undercar sector.
As of 2012[update] AAE manufactured, distributed, and sold auto service equipment around the world. Its primary products included automotive lifts, wheel balancers, and tire changers. AAE claims a customer base of over 100,000 companies and individuals.
In 2004 AAE's U.S.-based manufacturing processes were internationalized. Three overseas cooperative ventures were established, tripling production capacity.