CISMA is a trade organization and member of the Fédération des Industries Mécaniques (FIM-Mechanical Industries Committee).
It consists of companies which design, produce and sell equipment to the construction industry, infrastructure, metal industry and materials handling. Suppliers of components and special parts for this equipment are also part of this organization.
Currently CISMA has 189 members – small and medium sized individual companies, but also branches of international groups – which employ approx. 30.000 people in France. These companies export 72% of their production and reach an annual turnover of 5.4 billion euros.
In this context of globalization and growing international trade, CISMA has defined 4 main goals:
- bring together professionals in this branch
- advocate the interests of its members
- support the decision-makers in the industry
- develop activities in the various sectors.
Van Beest takes an active part in this committee and signed the "Charter for lifting components" in 2012 in order to pursue its commitment to quality and safety.