ASCAMM , the Catalan Association of Mould & Die , was established in 1979 and brings together some 100 companies.
ASCAMM is a founding member of FEAMM ( Spanish Federation of Business Associations and Matriceros moldistas ) and acts as secretary . Through FEAMM , part of the ISTMA ( International Special Tooling and Machining Association) whose members moldistas associations and die makers from 28 countries.
ASCAMM ‘s mission is to improve the competitiveness and defense of the interests of its member companies.
His performances have been oriented to the provision of business services , infrastructure development ( Technology Centre ) and the organization of the sector at the national and international levels ( constitution FEAMM ) ( consolidation ISTMA – Europe) to improve and expand services offered to businesses.
Since 1997 , the Technology Center ASCAMM has the legal form of private foundation and is a separate entity from the Association.
The activities that ASCAMM offers to its associated companies can be made directly by the Association or in collaboration with or FEAMM ASCAMM .
These activities stand to promote:
cooperation , both horizontally between firms manufacturer of molds and dies and vertically between companies of the same value chain
internationalization ( trade shows , missions, export consortia groups and interviews with buyers , catalogs … )
training of qualified personnel for the sector ( specialized courses, participation in the Dual Vocational Training … )
participation of enterprises in national projects (PCCP , PROFIT , INNOEMPRESA , Program for Promoting Industrial Competitiveness Strategic Sectors , … ) and international ( Framework Programmes ) and the use of the services of technology centers ( innovation , prospective markets and technologies , training, mold testing , …)
the use of the aid of the government enterprises
Other important activities are:
representation to the government sector and the joint development of action plans ( collaboration agreements, sectoral plans , …)
sector representation to clients and nearby institutions
processing and distribution sector information (studies, statistics, reports, … )
EXAMPLES OF ACTIVITIES
Developing a Plan to Improve Local Suppliers Automotive Sector involving EMTISA , FICOSA , GESTAMP , PEGUFORM and the Catalan government .
Participation in exhibition : NPE in Chicago, Düsseldorf K , EuroMold Frankfurt Interplastica Moscow Plastimagen of Mexico , …
Mission Organization : Czech Republic, Slovakia , India , China, USA, Turkey , Mexico , Morocco …
Grouping of export.
Arranging interviews with foreign buyers.
Participation ChinEsNet project to promote partnerships with Chinese companies .
Participation in projects InnoPyme miters and have enabled associates have innovative technological services at half price and free advice centers to migrate to new applicants sectors.
Information and support for collective processing of associated companies: purchase of equipment , purchase of ERP , training and assistance , …
Information and processing of individual contributions for associates: purchase of machinery, counseling, reorientation of business, …
Collection and distribution of information sectoral (industrial situation in the countries of the ISTMA, trends in production and consumption of molds and dies, comparison of ratios and salaries in different countries, imports and exports of molds and dies, business opportunities emerging markets, … )