Some European countries do not have specific metal industry associations. Ceemet has therefore instead established contacts with interprofessional confederations.
Altogether, the Ceemet Members directly represent approximately 200,000 member companies employing some 35 million workers. However, due to the impact of country-wide or region-wide collective agreements on non-affiliated companies, the indirect numbers are higher still.
A number of Ceemet Members are federations, which means that their members are either autonomous regional associations (France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom) or professional branch groups (Austria, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands). In this context, companies are usually not directly affiliated to the Federation, but to a regional association.