Association of Equipment Manufacturers


AEF (Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation)

The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) assists AEM members as they develop the hardware and electronic communication protocols to allow—and confirm—reliable communications between several related machines or implements, even though they are made by different manufacturers.

The North American ISOBUS Implementation Task Force (NAIITF) no longer exists as an independent organization. AEF is the successor organization and has a broader mandate to coordinate international efforts across all agriculture electronics.


The overall objective of the Ag Industry Equipment Foundation (AEF) is to develop harmonized technology enabling equipment, components and software manufactured anywhere and by anyone to operate seamlessly together. In the meantime, a conformance test and database allows manufacturers, dealers and ultimately customers to learn whether various equipment is compatible. AEM and German machinery association, VDMA, formed the group in 2008. Since that time, the group has:

  • Created a conformance test tool for equipment and electronic components
  • Developed a database of non-compatible and compatible equipment and electronic components
  • Grown its membership to more than 140 OEMs, suppliers and software companies worldwide

AEF PlugFest North America Spring 2014
AEF - AEM AG Executive Mtg 2012-06-14 basic [Kompatibilitätsmodus]

AEF Resources

Safety Store

AEM offers a wide variety of cost-effective materials and resources to help you incorporate safe practices into your workplace. Several safety manuals are now offered in a variety of languages.

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Pictorial Database

AEM offers a free database of “industry recognized” pictorial illustrations for voluntary use in the design of equipment safety signs, manuals and other training materials.

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Member Product Locator

Search for AEM member products and/or industry services. Results will provide company information.

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Mark Benishek
AEF Technical Director | 414-298-4118

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