The Swiss mechanical, electrical and engineering industries (MEM industries) are renowned worldwide for their efficiency, innovation and technical leadership. Swissmem provides member companies in sector specific divisions and groups with a forum for information exchange and marketing activities. The groups provide sector-specific information, organize trade fairs, prepare statistics and sector indicators. Developments in EU directives and standardization are carefully monitored and analysed. At the European level, close contact between the groups and the European sector committees ensures current awareness of markets, the business environment and policy matters.