About Ceemet –  Over 50 years of advocacy


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

Our members are national employers’ organisations and federations, representing 200,000 member companies across Europe, the vast majority of which are SMEs, providing 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 Europe’s future prosperity.

Based in Brussels, Belgium, Ceemet is a recognised consultation body and discussion partner of the European Institutions and other stakeholders.



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)

Some member federations also cover the metal producing industries (iron and steel) or parts of it (foundries) as well as ICT.