The European Federation eurom was founded in Brussels in 1958, shortly after the establishment of the European Community and can look back at a rich history of industry representation at European level.
The European Federation eurom is an EU-level umbrella organisation whose members represent the interests of manufacturers from high-tech industries, especially the laser and photonics as well as the laboratory and medical technology
These industries have developed rapidly over many decades using a strong scientific basis and precision engineering skills. They now form one of the most innovative and efficient industrial sectors in the European Economic Area, with a key function as a supplier of high-tech components, instruments, systems and large-scale installations. Precision engineering, process automation and manufacturing processes are becoming more complex, requiring highly complex, integrated instruments and control systems which include management information systems. The industries represented by the European Federation eurom provide key technologies essential to the sustainability and growth of many other major market sectors and help improve the competitiveness of the European market and its industry.
eurom is a key European voice for small and medium-sized enterprises that are active in the laser, photonics, laboratory and medical technology sectors. SMEs are the backbone to these sectors and an overall healthy economy. They drive growth and innovation and are often hidden champions in specialized fields. They are also important not only for larger companies to which they supply key components, products and services but also to local economies.
eurom and its members engage with the EU and other European, national and international institutions to help shape European policies that are relevant to industry. In eurom’s view it is a fundamental responsibility of the Commission, Council and Parliament of the European Union to maintain fair conditions of competition both among the European Member States on the one hand and, within the framework of the EU external trade relations, with third countries on the other.
eurom is therefore actively engaged in Europe as a representative body for high-tech industries and a voice for small and medium sized companies.
The European Federation eurom has specialized committees that represent the different sectors. The committees decide at their discretion on their activities and their structure.