LINKS to other associations / organisations
The IMAT e.V. network is maintained and expanded through cooperation with other stakeholders (e.g. Eurometaux, Cross Industry Initiative, Critical Raw Material Alliance, Lighting Europe etc.). IMAT itself is member of the CRM Alliance and Eurometaux.
‘Bundesverband der Deutschen Sicherheits-und Verteidigungsindustrie e.V.’ is the German Security and Defence Industry. This industry is an indispensable part of German security interests and contributes to the protection and security of Germany’s citizens. The member companies of the BDSV are committed to intensify international and European security and defence cooperation.
The Critical Raw Materials Alliance (CRM Alliance) was created by industry to advocate the
importance of critical raw materials (CRM) for the EU economy and to promote a strong EU CRM
policy. It currently has 16 full members.
The Cross-Industry Initiative (CII) comprises over 60 organisations: sectoral associations at
EU and national level, as well as companies. The CII aims to streamline chemicals
management in the EU.
The European Precious Metals Federation supports European companies working with gold, silver, rhenium and six metals of the platinum group. They facilitate the interface between policy makers, regulatory authorities and the precious metals industry on a wide range of issues (e.g. classification of silver).
Eurometaux is the decisive voice of non-ferrous metals producers and recyclers in Europe
representing 61 member companies and associations.
Lighting Europe is the voice of the lighting industry, based in Brussels and representing 30
companies and national associations.
Spectaris is the German industry association for the high-tech medium-sized business sector and representative body in the areas of medical technology, consumer optics, analytical, bio and laboratory technology as well as photonics.
VDMA is with 3500 members the largest network organization and an important voice for the
machinery and equipment manufacturing industry in Germany and Europe.
The German electro and digital industry association is one of the most important manufacturer’s
associations in Germany with over 1100 company members.
WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle (WVMetalle) represents the German economic policy concerns of
the non-ferrous metal industry (625 company members).
The Federation of German Industries is working to ensure that Germany remains an industrialized
country, one that is export-oriented and innovative. The BDI represents 39 sector associations like
e.g. WVMetalle and ZVEI (direct membership of companies is not possible).