if you are a person who is engaged in the business of manufacturing or assembling new motor vehicles or major component parts of motor vehicles, or both, and sells new motor vehicles to dealers, wholesale dealers, distributors, or the general public*. The term includes the following:
(1) A factory branch office of the manufacturer.
(2) A partnership, a firm, an association, a joint venture, a limited liability company, a corporation, or a trust, resident or nonresident, that is controlled by the manufacturer.
*Sales to the general public are only permissible in certain instances. Please refer to Ind. Code 9-32-11-20 for additional details.
You need a manufacturer representative certificate if you are an agent that can act on behalf of a manufacturer licensed in Indiana. The manufacturer must apply for the representative certificate on your behalf.
The following are not considered manufacturers for the purposes of dealer statutes (Ind. Code 9-32) and are not required to be licensed:
- RV manufacturers
- Manufactured home manufacturers