Established in 1953 and based in Brussels, FEM is the European federation representing manufacturers of materials handling, lifting and storage equipment. Through its national member associations, FEM speaks for some 1,000 companies that employ around 160,000 people and generate around €50bn in annual turnover.
FEM's mission is threefold
Represent and defend the technical, economic and political interests of European manufacturers of materials handling, lifting and storage equipment, especially with regards to the European Union
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