This section lists abrasives associations and industry bodies. If your organisation would like to be added to this list please contact us.
CEO- European Tool Committee
The European Tool Committee CEO is the association of and for the European tool manufacturers, covering hand tools, tools for woodworking, saws for metalworking, construction tools and fixings.
Eumabois – European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers
Promotes the European woodworking machinery Industry and its development in the fields of economy, technology and science.
European Diamond University
Organisation set up in 2010 to promote and consolidate expertise and know-how of European sawing, drilling and grinding.
FEPA – European Abrasives Body
FEPA is an association of European manufacturers of abrasive products and their Trade Associations and members include the largest abrasive companies in the world.
Organisation for the safety of abrasives –oSA
Leading producers of high-grade abrasive products have come together in this international organization to document the high safety standards of their branded and quality products.
International Committee for Abrasive Technology
Founded in Hong Kong in2002. Website gives little information apart from members list not updated since 2009.
ISO- International Standards Organisation
Leadinginternational standards body globally and also coversabrasives and their uses.
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle,
Englewood, CO 80112
Toll Free: 1-800-763-3132 (U.S. Only)
Main Number: 303-948-4200
FMMI – The Association of Austrian Machinery and Metalware Industries
One of Austria’s largest business organisation covering mechanical engineering, construction, steel and metal products.
FSKI-Fachverband der Stein un keramischen Industrie
Represents construction and ceramic manufacturers.
SVDSZ – Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Association
Set up in 1991 to promote the Czech producers of woodworking machinery.
China Abrasives Association
Set up in 1981 to promote Chinese abrasives industry globally.
SMT – The Association of Danish Manufacturers of Machines for the Wood Industry
Supports the furniture and related equipment manufacturers
Teknologiateollisuus – The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries
Aims to promote manufacturing industries globally
SNAS – Syndicat National des Abrasifs et Superabrasifs
French industry body for abrasives of all types.
SYMOP – Syndicat des entreprises de technologies de production
Promotes manufacturing industry in France and supports its members.
Syndicat National des Abrasifs et Super Abrasifs
Represents the abrasives industry in France
VDMA – Fachverband Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen
German Engineering Federation is a network of around 3,000 engineering industry companies in Europe.
VDS – Verband Deutscher Schleifmittelwerke
Association of German Abrasives manufacturers one of the largest national associations in the European abrasives industry.
Industrial Diamond Association of India
Founded in July 1972 to promote the use of Diamond Tools in various industries.
ACIMAC – Asssociazione Costruttori Italiani Macchine Attrezzature per Ceramica
Association that represents Italian cermanic machinery makers.
ACIMALL – Associazione Costruttori Italiani Macchine per la Lavorazioone del Legno
Association that represents Italian manufacturers of technology, automation, machinery, tools, and accessories for processing wood and wood-based products.
Federichemica -Federazione nazionale dell’industria chimica Gruppo abrasivi
Italian body representing the abrasives industry.
Industrial Diamond Association of Japan
Representing diamond suppliers and tooling manufacturers in Japan.
Japan Society for Abrasive Technology
Body devoted to promoting Japanese abrasive technology
DROMA – Stowarszyszenie producentow maszyn urzadzen I narzedzi do obrobki drewna
Association of Manufacturers of Woodworking machinery, equipment and tools in Poland.
AIMMAP – Association of Industriais Metalurgicos, Metalomecanicos, e Alfins de Portugal
Industrial association supporting manufacturing industry.
DREVMASH – Association of the organisations and the enterprises of woodworking machine – building
Russian organisation supporting the woodworking machinery industry.
ZSDSR – Zvaz Spracovatel Ov Dreva Slovenskej Republiky
Association of Wood Processors
AFEMMA – Asociacion De Fabricantes Espanoles De Maquinaria, Equipos Y Productos Para La Madera
Representing woodworking industry in Spain
AFM – Machine Tool Association of Spain
Representing Spanish machine tool industry
ANFA- Asociacion Nacional de Fabricantos Abrasivos
Founded in 1977, this Spanish body represent abrasive manufacturers.
SSDL – Swedish Association of Abrasives and Diamond Tool Suppliers
National body representing Swedish abrasive companies
British Abrasives Federation
The British Abrasives Federation represents the major UK manufacturers and suppliers of abrasives
AMTDA -American Machine Tool Distributors Association
Founded in 1925, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA) is a trade association dedicated to advancing the sales and marketing of machine tools in the United States through the distribution channel.
Coated Abrasives Fabricators Association-CAFA
Covering coated and non-woven product manufacturers.
Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association
Association for the promotion of the use of professional speciality sawing and drilling contractors and their methods.
Industrial Diamond Association of America
Represents the North American superabrasives i.e. diamond and cubic boron nitride industry
International Grooving and Grinding Association (IGGA)
Non profit Trade Association founded in 1972 committed to the development of diamond grinding and grooving process for concrete and asphalt surfaces.
SME – Society of Manufatcuring Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge.
UAMA- Unified Abrasives Manufacturers’ Association
The Unified Abrasives Manufacturers’ Association was formed in 1999 from the merging of four predecessor organizations: the Abrasive Grain Association, Coated Abrasives Manufacturers’ Institute, Diamond Wheel Manufacturers’ Institute and the Grinding Wheel Institute.