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Inaugural meeting of the EFNMS

The EFNMS (European Federation of National Maintenance Societies) was formed in Duisburg, Germany  12th November 1970, by five European countries :

  • France

  • England

  • Norway

  • Sweden and

  • The Netherlands

This action was taken at the closing of a symposium organized by UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation). The persons participating in the inaugural meeting of EFNMS were :

  • Mr. J. Fourez AFICE (AFIM) France
  • Mr. W.M.J. Geraerds NVDO Netherlands Secretary
  • Mr. E. Arneberg NFV Norway
  • Mr. D. Parkes BCMA United Kingdom President
  • Mr. K. Sward UTEK Sweden

The first meeting of the EFNMS took place in the Spring of 1971 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. To that meeting Germany was invited and they, represented by DKIN, joined.


Members of EFNMS, listed in order of admission :

Norway

NFV

1970

Sweden

UTEK

1970

Netherlands

NVDO

1970

Germany

DKIN

1971 (GFIN from 2003)

Malta 

SIMAN

1972 (until 1990)

ex Yugoslavia 

YUMO

1972 (until 1992)

Italy

A.I.MAN.

1972

Finland

KPY

1972

Switzerland

MFS (SVI)

1973

Belgium

BEMAS

1973

Spain

AEM

1977

Denmark

DDV

1978

Poland

NOT

1980 (until 1990)

Portugal

APMI

1981

Ireland

MEETA

1986

Croatia

HDO

1996

Slovenia

DVS

1998

Slovakia

SSU

2004

Serbia and Montenegro

DOTS

2004

Poland

PN-TTE

2005

Czech Republic

CSPU

2006

Austria

MFA

2008

Lithuania LTPIA

2011

United Kingdom SDE

2014