FME is the Dutch employers’ organisation in the technology industry. The 2,200 affiliated companies include technology start-ups, trading companies, small and medium-sized industrial enterprises as well as large industrial conglomerates. Our members are active in the fields of manufacturing, trade automation and maintenance in the metal, electronics, electrical engineering and plastics sectors. FME members employ a total of 220,000 people, have a combined turnover of € 91 billion and their exports total € 49 billion. FME members therefore account for one-sixth of all Dutch exports. FME has 45 affiliated trade associations. FME mobilises and connects partners in the technology industry to meet the big challenges society faces, both today and in the future. In doing so, we increase our members’ individual and collective earning power.

Technology provides answers to some of society’s most pressing questions and challenges. Our mission is to help shape those answers by mobilising and connecting technology companies with each other and society as a whole. We are committed to a future-proof world: prosperous, healthy and inclusive.



Established nearly half a century ago, the association IRO is an independent non-profit organisation that supports and promotes the interests of its nearly 425 member companies.

Acting as the gateway to Dutch suppliers in the energy industry, the IRO mission is ultimately aimed at maintaining and strengthening the position of the Dutch Oil, Gas and Offshore Renewable industry by creating a level playing field for its members. A sharp focus on cost efficiency, innovation and sustainability within the Dutch supply industry are instrumental to achieve this goal.

The IRO members consist of a wide variety of both multinationals and SMEs. They represent the entire supply chain within the Oil, Gas and Offshore Renewable industry, with activities covering: Engineering & Consultancy, Construction & Fabrication, Plant & Equipment Supply, Contracting & Installation, Exploration & Production and Personnel & HSE, both for offshore upstream oil & gas and offshore renewables (wind and marine energy).