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3M Automotive Aftermarkets Division (AAD) Is a Trusted Leader in Vehicle Care and Repair

From the collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new. Our understanding of these important markets helps us deliver the innovative solutions our customers have come to expect from 3M. And our commitment to this industry extends beyond product performance to a careful stewardship of the world’s resources and environment. Serving the needs of our customers has made 3M a trusted leader in vehicle care and repair, and we are dedicated to earning that trust each and every day.

AAD Core Values

At 3M's Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD), we know that Everything Starts with Our Customer. Our core values are more than a poster on the wall -- we live and practice our values everyday.  In fact, every employee has his or her own high-quality card which we carry on the back side of our employee badges as a constant reminder of our values and our beliefs in our team.


  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Dependability
  • Postive Attitude
  • Play to Win
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Trustworthy
  • Maintain Your Sense of Humor 
  • Accountability
  • Embrace Change
  • Be Yourself
  • Reward Performance
  • WOW our Customers
  • Respectful of Others
  • Protect the 3M Brand
  • Have Fun

Everything Starts with Our Customer!


AAD Team

Leaders must believe and trust in the team.

The team must believe and trust in the leaders.

The team must believe and trust in each other.

We each must believe and trust in ourselves.



                  AAD Employee Badge

3M at a Glance (Year-end 2011)

  • Global sales: $29.6 billion.
  • International (non-US) sales: $19.5 billion (66 percent of company's total).
  • Operations in more than 65 countries.
  • 3M products sold in nearly 200 countries.
  • Patents Awarded:  U.S. 514; Total 2,673

3M Facts 2011 (pdf 32k)

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