The European Federation EUROM was founded in Brussels in 1958, shortly after the establishment of the European Community.

The European Federation EUROM is an EU-level umbrella organisation whose members represent the interests of manufacturers from the optical industries, laser and photonics as well as the laboratory and medical technology.

These industries have over many centuries developed rapidly 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 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 of the precision, mechanical and optical industries.

The European Industrial Federation EUROM consists of 3 active European trade associations:

  • EUROM I Optical Industries
  • EUROM II Optics, Laser & Laboratory Technology
  • EUROM VI Medical Technology



Members of EUROM are the professional organisations which represent the precision mechanical and optical industries in their respective countries and their member companies.

The European trade associations are responsible for determining, co-ordinating and representing the interests of their members in dealings with third parties. They therefore provide a major vehicle for the active participation of their members in the development of a viable European economic policy.

The members of EUROM belong to the following EU-member states :

  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Great Britain
  • Belgium
  • Luxemburg
  • Netherlands
  • Denmark
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland


The object of EUROM is to represent the joint interests of the precision mechanical and optical industries and to promote cooperation amongst the members especially on the following issues, based upon the EUROM statutes :

  • Commercial policy
  • Sales promotion
  • Collection of European market data
  • Research and development
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Public relations work

Transparency Register

The European Federation of Precision, Mechanical and Optical Industries is registrated in the Transparency register of the EU.

Identification number in the register: 585778511937-68

Person with legal responsibility

Jörg Mayer

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Mrs Corinna Mutter
Head of Regulatory Affairs, SPECTARIS