Fédération Européenne de la Manutention (FEM)

European Materials Handling Federation
Europäischen Vereinigung der Förder- und Lagertechnik

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6 Nov 1953, Paris (France), as European Federation of Handling Industries -- Federación Europea de la Manutención -- Europäische Vereinigung der Fördertechnik, at 1st European Congress for Materials Handling, following recommendations of a study group set up in 1951 by the then Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC). Previously also referred to in English as European Federation of Materials Handling, Lifting and Storage Equipment, European Mechanical Handling Confederation and European Federation of Materials Handling. Registered in accordance with Belgian law. EU Transparency Register: 24068881115-97.


Represent and defend technical, economic and political interests of European manufacturers of materials handling, lifting and storage equipment; provide a platform for exchanges on market trends and technological developments; cooperate with other industrial sectors and international trade partners on issues of common interest. Facilitate contact at the European level among members of the profession, thus contributing to improved market conditions and increased productivity, while safeguarding national traditions and heritage of each country; harmonize national regulations so as to facilitate international exchange of goods; promote research and technical progress, especially with a view to improving general conditions and safety at work.

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Knowledge management/information dissemination; research/documentation; standards/guidelines.


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English, French, German.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 15 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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