About Us

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

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Set up in 1962, Ceemet is the European employers’ organisation representing the interests of the metal, engineering and technology-based (MET) industries with a particular focus on topics in the areas of employment, social affairs, industrial relations, health & safety and education & training.

Ceemet members are national employers’ federations across Europe and beyond based in 20 countries. They represent more than 200,000 member companies, a vast majority of which are SMEs.

Ceemet members provide direct and indirect employment for 35 million people and cover all products within the MET industrial sectors, detailed below.

Together, these companies make up Europe’s largest industrial sector, both in terms of employment levels and added value, and are therefore essential to ensuring Europe’s economic prosperity.

Subsectors of the met sector

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 motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (29)

Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (26)

Manufacture of other transport equipment (30)

Manufacture of electrical equipment (27)

Other manufacturing (32)

Manufacture of machinery and equipment (28)

Repair and installation of machinery and equipment (33)

Our Mission

Ceemet’s mission is to effectively represent, promote and defend the interests of the MET industries with all relevant EU stakeholders in matters primarily related to employment and social affairs as well as industrial policy.

Ceemet aims to:


Maintain and improve the conditions necessary for an internationally competitive, profitable and energy efficient manufacturing industry


Promote regulation that is fit for purpose


Foster dynamic labour markets


Ensure healthy workplaces


Develop a skilled and motivated workforce


Highlight that manufacturing is an attractive industry and a 1st choice career

Our team

The people behind Ceemet