Board for a further two years confirmed at a Jubilee General Assembly has ETIM e.V. Swarmed by offers, Expedia is currently assessing future choices. Early December celebrated its tenth anniversary. Around 50 VereinsmitgIieder from wholesale trade, industrial and service sectors came to the German electrical and electronics industry (ZVEI 🙂 to Frankfurt and looked together on a success story.) Not only that today virtually the entire electronic product data exchange between manufacturers and retailers in Germany on ETIM is based, with a simultaneous use in eight countries the classification model is also a model of European cooperation. Led is the ETIM e.V. has more than 80 members, that resulted in the subsequent annual membership meeting, also in the next two years by the current Board of Directors.
Dr. Horst Beckers, Managing Director of the Federal Association of the switchgear (VEG) e.V. in retirement, as well as long-time Treasurer of the ETIM e.V., stated in his review first, as ETIM has evolved from the mid of 1990s until today. He reported that this goes back to the basic ideas of the Dutch Association of craftsmen UNETO. Starting from his experience\”, so Dr. Beckers, but above all due to the constantly growing number of product data – between 1995 and 2002 alone grew these from 90,000 to 500,000 – also the German electrical launched its own classification system.\” As he pointed out, an initiative borne purely by trading page was his introduction, the Foundation of the Association and start funding it.
The initial work of the Association in his greeting Andreas BETTERMANN, er, Deputy Chairman of the specialist installation equipment and systems in the ZVEI compared with the work of Sisyphus, today show up but lasting success down the line. Christoph Bonn, Member of the Board of the Federal Association of the switchgear (VEG) e.V. and President of EUEW, stressed that the uniform product data structure generated about ETIM reduce expenses and costs for the entire three-stage trade and manufacturers with ETIM the competitive factor Data quality\”could exploit. The feared and announced tightening of competition due to classified product data remained so completely.