Ceemet is the European employers organisation representing the interests of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industries.

Set up in 1962, Ceemet is the European employers organisation representing the interests of the MET industries with a particular focus on labour market policy and industrial relations issues.

Ceemet members are national employers organisations and federations, representing 200,000 member companies across Europe, the vast majority of which are SMEs, providing direct and indirect employment for 35 million people, covering all products within the metal, engineering and technology-based sectors. Together, these companies make up the largest industrial sector in Europe, both in terms of employment levels and added value, and are therefore vital in driving forward and securing Europes future prosperity.

Industrial sectors

Ceemet represents the following industry sectors according to Eurostat's NACE classification (European industry standard classification system).


Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (25)


Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (26)


Manufacture of electrical equipment (27)


Manufacture of machinery and equipment (28)


Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (29)


Manufacture of other transport equipment (30)


Other manufacturing (32)


Repair and installation of machinery and equipment (33)

Mission and Vision

Ceemet's mission is to effectively represent, promote and defend the interests of the metal, engineering and technology-based (MET) industries with all relevant EU stakeholders in matters primarily related to employment and social affairs as well as industrial and trade policy.

Ceemet aims to:


Show that the tech and industry employers are part of the answer to the global challenges of the 21st century and an attractive industry and employer of first choice.


Ensure the availability of a skilled and motivated workforce.


Promote competitiveness of industry and agility within labour markets and social innovation in terms of modern, digital-driven business models and work organisation.


Encourage and defend freedom of enterprise and contract.


Support evidence-based regulation to ensure adherence to the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, particularly for SMEs.

People behind the structure

The success of Ceemet lies within its committed membership. Members participate in expert committees and represent Ceemet at all kind of meetings, ranging from Parliamentary hearings to European Council meetings of Ministers of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO).

Meet Ceemet's President, Vice Presidents and the Chair of the Board.

General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of the Directors of all active members, whatever their membership category, the President and Vice President(s). The General Assembly gathers twice a year and exercises all powers necessary to carry out the purposes of the association.


The issue-specific Committees are the forum for members to address topics of common interest. These Committees involve representatives and experts from the Ceemet members and are the working heart of Ceemet.

The Committee activities are led by an elected Chairperson from any member organisation, supported by the secretariat.


Ceemet's Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day running of the association and coordinates all Ceemet activities.

The Secretariat also monitors and analyses issues of common interest to its members and informs members about trends, important industry developments and their implications for the sector.