Industry Members

Information on each industry member can be found below by simply clicking on the name of the enterprise.

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ADIGE produces and develops tube laser-cutting machines and systems as a main product and cold saws for the machining of tubes, solids and profile. The production range includes deburring machines, measurement systems, washing machines and collectors.

ADIGE is the parent group of BLM which is a global partner for the whole tube processing, from laser cutting to cold sawing, bending, end-forming and measurement.

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AGORIA is Belgium's largest employers' organisation and trade association. It represents and helps more than 1,600 companies in the technology industry.

Agoria member companies supply goods and provide services for many international projects abroad: equipment for airports, oil, gas and petrochemical plants, international sporting events, environmental infrastructure, construction, etc.

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Airbus Group


The Airbus Group is a global pioneer in aeronautics, space and defence related services, creating cutting-edge technology. In 2014, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 60.7 billion and employed a workforce of around 138,600.

Combining European heritage with global outreach, the diversity of our talent and technology drives innovation, integration and internationalisation. This shapes the company we are today and our vision for the future, helping the world cope with the incredible challenges it faces.

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ArcelorMittal is the world's largest steel producing company, operating in 60 countries, maintains 12 R&D centres and is the market leader in steel for use in automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging.

The company operates in all major steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks.

ArcelorMittal identifies its core values as sustainability, quality and leadership, with a commitment to operating in a responsible way with respect to the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable management of the environment and of finite resources.

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Avio Aero

Avio Aero is a GE Aviation Business working on the design, production and maintenance of components and systems for the civil and military aeronautics industry. Avio Aero is the centre of excellence for the entire GE Group in the field of mechanical transmissions and low-pressure turbines. Headquartered in Italy, the company maintains operations in three Italian locations and in Poland.

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CASP S.A. is a software and consulting company working closely with European and local industry as well as with Universities and Technological institutes, on developing and marketing Business Solutions for a wide range of industrial issues.

These issues include enterprise resource planning, production scheduling, quality engineering, supply chain management, virtual reality applications and product and process design. This is done by providing advanced concepts and software solutions based on state of the art tools and technologies for object oriented design and development.

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CECIMO represents the interests of the European Machine Tool Industries, particularly in relation to authorities and associations. CECIMO promotes the European Machine Tool Industry and its development in the fields of economy, technology and science. The members of CECIMO are the 15 national associations of machine tool builders that represent over 1600 industrial enterprises in Europe, many of which are SMEs.

CECIMO undertakes four key activities:

- Statistics and Market Studies/ Market Surveillance

- Monitoring: EU dossiers, Legislation and Standardisation

- Exhibitions - Cooperation with Machine Tools associations over the world

- Research and Development activities

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The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) is the Brussels-based organisation representing the European chemical industry with its 29,000 large, medium and small companies that employ a total workforce of 1.3 million people and account for nearly a third of world chemical production.

CEFIC and  the European Technology Platform SusChem seeks to engage in an open dialogue with the wider stakeholder community, to create a strategic research agenda and to mobilise private and public research investments.

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CEI produces industrial equipment for the automotive, footware and stone processing industries. The company specialises in cutting solutions and automation. CEI also makes equipment that uses laser technology to cut or engrave leather or synthetic materials.

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COMAU is a global supplier of industrial automation systems for the automotive manufacturing sector. COMAU supplies complete engineering solutions from product development to the realisation of industrial process automation systems.

COMAU provides integrated services to the manufacturing plants, from assistance to the production start-up phases, up to equipment and plant full maintenance activities. The group maintains 26 centres in 15 countries.

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Continental is one of the leading global automotive suppliers with approximately 178,000 employees in 49 countries and sales of €13.3 billion.

The Automotive Group is made up of three divisions: Chassis and Safety, Powertrain and Interior which employee approximately 103,300 people. As a partner of the automotive and commercial vehicle industry it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility and cost-efficiency.

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Convergent Information Technologies

Convergent Information Technologies is a software company that develops easy to use software tools that make robots adaptive and that programs them to be up to 100-times faster than conventional systems.

The software tools allow the clients of Convergent Information Technologies to plan and program complex robotic applications, be they semi or fully automatic, at a much more increased speed than is found in many more conventional systems.

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CRF (Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A) is FIAT's centre for innovation, applied research and development.

Recent research has been focused on sustainable mobility by adopting a systematic approach to investigate innovative solutions which address all aspects of sustainability in transport. This includes reducing emissions and noise pollution through innovations on the powertrain, fuel efficiency, optimising subsystems and ecological and recyclable materials.

CRF employs approximately 860 people. The centre's work comes under six main headline areas: powertrain, vehicles, systems, materials, infomobility and manufacturing.

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CRIT Research


 CRIT Research Srl is a technology broker specialising in the strategic management of innovation processes. CRIT is composed of leading manufacturing companies based in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.

CRIT aims to support enterprises in innovation and technology transfer by acting as a common ground for collaborative industrial research. It also acts as a collective technological interface among industrial actors and research centres throughout the world.

From the initial stages of identifying innovation requirements through to concrete implementation, CRIT supports companies across the innovation spectrum.

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Delcam is one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CADCAM software. Declam develops CADCAM solutions for the manufacturing industry, this software is in use with more than 30,000 companies in over 80 countries.

The Delcam company provides comprehensive designs through manufacture system for companies that are new to CADCAM or that are looking to replace old or obsolete software.  It also supplies individual programs for companies looking to increase the performance of their existing system or to remove bottlenecks in their design and manufacturing processes.

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DePuy Synthes

DePuy Synthes is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. DePuy Synthes focuses on the manufacture of orthopaedic implants to deal with joint issues resulting from degenerative diseases, deformities, trauma and sports-related injuries.

DePuy Synthes established a manufacturing facility in Ringaskiddy (Ireland) in 1997. The site predominately manufactures orthopaedic knee, hip and shoulder-replacement joints. In the last ten years the facility has attracted an increasing number of new products due to the dynamism and enthusiasm of the site and by maximising the use of research and innovation.

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EnginSoft is an Italian multi-national consulting company active in the field of simulation-based engineering and sciences.
In Italy EnginSoft employs 120 engineers and makes extensive use of software solutions that match or exceed prevailing industrial standards along with a thorough application of high-performance computing (HPC) and cloud computing platforms.

EnginSoft applies developed solutions to a wide range of manufacturing sectors including automotive, aerospace, rail, maritime transport, communications and energy.

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ESI Group


ESI is a world-leading provider of virtual prototyping that takes into account the physics of materials.

ESI has developed an extensive suite of coherent, industry-orientated applications to realistically simulate a product’s behaviour during testing to fine-tune manufacturing processes in accordance with desired product performance and to evaluate the environment’s impact on performance. ESI has applied its virtual prototyping to the aeronautics, aerospace, automotive and architectural sectors.

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EXALCO S.A. is an integrated industrial unit producing aluminium profiles and shaping sheet metals, with the aim of meeting modern structural and architectural needs. The company is based in Greece with two European subsidiaries, EXALCO Romania SRL at Bucharest and EXALCO Bulgaria SRL at Sofia.

EXALCO's aluminium products include systems (ALBIO, ALPIN) for doors, windows, building facades etc, composite panels as well as railing and shading systems.

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Federation of Finnish Technology Industries

The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries represents companies in the metals industry, the mechanical engineering and metal products industry, the electronics and electri-cotechnical industry and the information technology industry, and for companies engaged in comparable or related activities regardless of their raw material base.

The mission of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries is to ensure that the Finnish technology industry has the preconditions for success in the global marketplace.

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Federmacchine is the Italian national federation of associations of manufacturers of capital goods intended for industrial and handicrafts manufacturing processes.

It is composed of 12 industrial associations and companies employing over 175,000 people between them.

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Festo AG is an industrial control and automation company, a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Festo’s aim is to maximise productivity and competitiveness for their customers.

Festo also offers Engineering Services via its Customer Solutions department. These solutions range from simple assemblies and kits, to full automation solutions utilizing Festo and third party components. Typical tasks include custom machine design and process automation. As part of its research, Festo is linked to a number of universities through their Bionic Learning Network that researches new concepts and technologies that may lead to new products and product areas.

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FIDIA is an ISO9001 certified company that develops, manufactures and sells numerical controls, drives and milling machines mainly for the automotive, aerospace and energy sectors.

FIDIA employs approximately 350 people based in three industrial sites in Italy with one joint venture in China and nine overseas subsidiaries. Since its launch in the 1990’s, FIDIA’s high-speed milling machines product line has gained a strong position in the moulds and dies sectors. A significant percentage of the group’s annual turnover is invested in research and development.

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Fédération des Industries Mecaniques (FIM) represents the economic and technical interests of French professional associations and their members.

FIM aims to help mechanical engineers to design, produce and sell in France and to develop their activities in international markets. It undertakes to represent and promote this important sector of French industry on a French, European and international level.

In supporting companies in their business activities, FIM also offers solutions to problems that may arise in today’s economic environment.

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FME is the Dutch association of enterprises in the industrial sector with 2,700 members who employ 260,000 people. FME directly employs 235 people.

FME aims to strengthen the position of the technological industry in the Netherlands, internationally as well as nationally, by providing representation, advice and services. This activity is designed to improve the competitiveness of its members, position the sector optimally and assure its continuity.

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Gorenje Orodjarna

Gorenje Orodjarna d.o.o is a major tool making company in Slovenia. A subsidiary of the internationally established Gorenje Group, Orodjarna’s core business involves the development, manufacturing, marketing and maintenance of a variety of tools for sheet metal processing, injection molding, thermoforming and Styrofoam packaging as well as measuring systems for the control and testing of appliance functions and safety features.

The company is actively involved in different national and international R&D industrial projects. This has been achieved through the establishment of a qualified and highly motivated R&D team.

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HEF Groupe

HEF Groupe is a world leader in surface engineering. It provides a total service from research through to industrial development and technology-transfer up to the exploitation of process or the delivery of components to its customers and partners.

Within HEF the Research Institute for Surface Engineering (IREIS) develops advanced research and development capabilities on advanced production equipment, new materials, innovative coating processes, surface laser texturing and tribology.

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HSD designs and produces technologically advanced, high precision components for milling, boring and cutting operations on a wide range of materials (wood, aluminium, plastic, marble, glass and metal).

The company’s engineering department undertakes continuous applied research and invests in technologies and training.HSD is headquartered in Italy but has international operations in the USA, Germany and Italy.

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IBEROMOLDES S.A. is an engineering and tooling group. It is a supplier of added value services and products, specialising in the development, engineering and manufacturing of moulds and tools. It also supplies systems and functional components.

To deliver high quality products and services, IBEROMOULDES uses its own process called Simultaneous Engineering Technology (SET) which integrates all process from concept to industrial production.

IBEROMOULDES operates it in five markets: automotive, aerospace, medical devices, electrical and electronic.

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Innovalia is a strategic alliance of seven technological companies together with one research and development unit with a focus on innovation, technology and internationalisation. Innovalia operates in the areas of consultancy, metrology, information society and transportation.

The group delivers customised inline metrology solutions for the aeronautics, automotive and transport sectors. This work has made use of a virtual metrology concept, high-precision 3D optical sensors, calibration devices, high-speed CMMs and metrology SW. Innovalia also operates a micro- and nano-metrology division.

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Innovazione Automotive e Metalmeccanica

Innovazione Automotive e Metalmeccanica SCRL (IAM) is a consortium of companies operating in the automotive and metal-mechanic sector.

With a membership of 100 associates, IAM has an objective of strengthening and consolidating the supply chain of automotive companies. The consortium undertakes the organisation, definition, implementation and management of projects.

IAM has a history of involvement in European and national projects.

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John Deere

John Deere is the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural and forestry machinery and equipment. It also provides other products including commercial and consumer equipment and construction machinery. The company operates in 27 countries world-wide, with six factories in Europe.

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KUKA Systems

KUKA Systems GmbH is one of the world’s leading suppliers of robotics and concentrates on advanced solutions for the automation of industrial production processes.

The company has a long history of research into advanced robotics; in 1996 KUKA launched the very first PC-based controller for robots. The latest technical advance is the creation of cells, in which robots of different sizes and in different constellations can “cooperate". KUKA Systems' customers include the aerospace, automotive and solar industries.

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LINPRA is the trade association of the Lithuanian engineering industry, representing 80 companies. LINPRA promotes a more business-friendly regulatory framework and helps to develop the national infrastructure for public innovation support services.

In this capacity LINPRA coordinates the activities of the national MANUFUTURE technology platform and is engaged in projects aimed at strengthening R&D networking, promoting innovative engineering and developing human resources.

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Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation, is a world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser and print and apply label systems.

Markem-Imaje provides global reach to over 50,000 customers with thirty subsidiaries, six technology centres, several equipment repair centres and manufacturing plants with the most comprehensive marketing and coding portfolio available in the marketplace.

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Metaltechnology Austria


Metaltechnology Austria is the national Austrian representation of all enterprises active in mechanical and plant engineering, steel construction and metalware production.

The main task of the Association is to work on legal and economical framework conditions, making sure that the companies of the Metaltechnology Austria will compete successfully on a global level.

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Mondragón Corporación

Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa is a business group made up of more than 250 companies and entities that are organised into three sectoral groups: financial, industrial and distribution, which operate autonomously within a framework of a common strategy.

The group incorporates 11 research and development centres and a private university (Mondragón University) which has three campuses focusing on engineering, economics and social sciences. It's main areas of industrial activity include home appliances, automotive components, electromechanical and consulting services.

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Norsk Industri

Norsk Industri is the Federation of Norwegian Industries and represents almost all industry sectors, in Norway which employ a total workforce of approximately 125,000 employees.

The engineering sector in Norway totals more than 600 companies that are active in automation, machining and metal-forming, and production equipment.

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ORGALIME is the European engineering industries association representing the interests of the mechanical, electrical, electronic, metal working and metal articles industries. ORGALIME represents 35 trade federations who represent 130,000 companies based in 23 European countries. The industrial areas collectively represented by ORGALIME employ 10.6 million people in the European Union.

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Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a diversified health and well-being company focused on improving peoples’ lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centred solutions based on fundamental customer insights and the broad promise of “sense and simplicity”.

The company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being.

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Prima Industrie

Prima Industries Group’s activities are focused in two main sectors:

1) Laser and sheet metal machinery (under the brand Prima Power)
2) Electronics and laser technologies (under the brand Prima Electro)

Prima Power has a long history of operations in the laser and sheet metal machinery sector, it is a leading provider of five-axis laser machines for the processing of sheet metal components. It also has extensive experience in punching and bending systems with a specialization in servo electric technology.

Prima maintains a strong focus on research and innovation with approximately 6% of sales dedicated to research and development.

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RESCOLL Société de recherche is a service company operating in the transport, health and energy markets. It provides services on R&D analysis, characterisation and manufacturing (machined pieces, coatings and adhesives.

RESCOLL is ISO 9001 certified for all tis activities and ISO 17025 for mechanical, thermos-mechanical, spectrometry and chromatography tests and analysis, ISO 17020 for environment technology verification and ISO 13485 for the development of, and the manufacturing of, medical devices and for testing on aeronautic materials.

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Robert Bosch

Robert Bosch GmbH has more than 350 subsidiaries in 60 countries and operates in three core technology ares: automotive, industrial and consumer goods and building technology.

The Bosch group operates a Corporate Sector Research and Advanced Engineering centre that develops new technologies and product innovation. Areas of innovation include car multimedia, safety and security systems and manufacturing techniques.

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Rolls-Royce PLC is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air. It has established a strong position in global markets, including those of civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy.

Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries and is a major investor in research and development.

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Sandvik Coromant


Represented in 130 countries, Sandvik Coromant is the world’s leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. The products are for turning, milling, drilling and tool holding. In addition Sandvik provides extensive process and application knowledge within machining.

Sandvik continues to make extensive investments in research and innovation and is setting new productivity standards together with its customers which include the world’s major automotive, aerospace and energy industries.

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SAP is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications and support to businesses. It is the largest software company in Europe and, globally, one of the largest with four global operations: EMEA (Europe), AMERICA (USA & Canada), LAC (Latin America and Caribbean) and APJ (Asia, Pacific and Japan).

SAP markets and distributes its products and services primarily through a worldwide network of local subsidiaries, which are licensed to distribute SAP products to customers in defined territories.

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SCM Group

SCM Group designs, produces  and distributes  technologically advanced solutions for processing a wide range of materials with specialist brands in the different application sectors and centres of excellence qualified in industrial components.

SCM operates in the wood, glass, plastic, stone, advanced materials and metal market areas.

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SERCOBE is the Spanish National Association of Manufacturers of Capital Goods. It is composed of 180 industrial groups and 14 sector associations or circles, representing  400 companies with an added annual turnover in the sector exceeding €38 billion and exports above €26 billion a year.

The main functions of SERCOBE are the representation of  the capital goods industry to Spanish and foreign economic agencies, and the promotion of exports of capital goods and industrial facilities.

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Siemens AG is a German engineering conglomerate, the largest of its kind in Europe. The company has three main business sectors: Industry, Energy, and Healthcare along with cross sector services; with a total of 15 divisions. It employs approximately 405,000 world-wide in 1,640 locations.

The company undertakes extensive research and development with 30,100 people employed in research and development.

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Sonae Industria

Sonae Indústria SGPSSA is one of the largest wood panel producers in the world. Present in twelve countries on three continents, Sonae Indústria has a wide range of products, from simple board to complete construction systems, a large range of wood-based products and materials for furniture, construction and decoration.

Sonae aims to provide high quality products in a sustainable manner with a continuous improvement of operations to ensure a high level of efficiency.

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Swissmem represents over 1,000 companies from the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries as well as from related technology-orientated sectors. Swissmem works to address the concerns of its members, maintain a network and provide them with services.

Swissmem advocates for open competition, innovation and entrepreneurial freedom coupled with social responsibility. It represents the interests of Swiss industry in the economic, political and public spheres thereby strengthening Switzerland’s ability to compete at the international level.

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Synesis is a public-private consortium that engages in research activities.

The enabling technologies that Synesis researches relate to a diverse selection of fields of operations that range from control systems to advanced machinery to the design and automation of production. It has a particular focus on knowledge-based sustainable factories.

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Teknikföretagen is the association of Swedish engineering industries, representing more than 3,500 engineering companies. The associations’ members operate in a range of sectors that include telecommunications, fabricated metal products, electronics, machinery and equipment, office machinery and apparatus, power industry, instrument technology, optics, motor cars and transport equipments.

Teknikföretagen provides support, advice and representation to its members.

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Technology Transfer System SRL (TTS) was founded in 1993. The company business profile complements the traditional research activities in simulation of manufacturing systems with the development of customized IT solutions for companies.

- 3D animation & simulation: system design, assembling, usage, maintenance and training

- Simulation software for complex manufacturing environments

- Customised integrated multi-touch technologies for system planning

- Strategic support to public and private entities interested in innovation and business development).

TTS is constantly engaged in enabling the transfer of technologies and innovation from the research to the manufacturing areas, through the creation of permanent partnerships and networks involving innovation suppliers and users.

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Verband Deutscher Maschinen und Anlagenbau (VDMA) is the German Engineering Federation. It represents 3,000 mainly small and medium sized engineering companies. It is one of the largest industrial associations in Europe.

The VDMA covers the entire process chain - everything from components and plant manufacturers, system suppliers and system integrators through to service providers. It aims to reflect the varied customer-supplier relations all along the value adding chain, permitting both industry-specific and inter-industry cooperation.

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AB Volvo is a Swedish builder of commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace components and financial services.

The Volvo Group has more than 100,000 employees worldwide and invests more than €1.4 billion annually in research and development. Volvo is very active in European research and takes part in the ‘Factories of the Future’ project KAP, which aims at reducing energy consumption and waste generation in the manufacturing process.

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