FADMA, the Federation of Asian Die and Mould Associations, is a regional grouping of die and mould manufacturers and precision engineering associations. The idea for the formation of the Federation was first mooted by the Japan Die and Mould Industry Association in 1990. The Protem Committee, formed in 1990, held two meetings to formulate the constitution of the Federation. Finally, on 23 September 1992, the Federation was officially inaugurated in Singapore by Mr. Philip Yeo, the chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board. At present, FADMA has 11 member associations from China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Altogether, there are about 4,000 constituent member companies located within the economically dynamic Asian region. Each member association has two representatives on the FADMA Governing Council from which the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer are elected during the biennial FADMA Congress. The Council also appoints the Secretary General to look after the administrative and general affairs of the Federation besides ad-hoc working meetings.
The primary objectives of FADMA are:
- To provide a regional platform for the exchange of information and views pertaining to the business activities of member associations and their constituent member companies;
- To promote standardization; and
- To enhance the technological competencies of constituent member companies of the member associations.
FADMA has held a number of technical conferences, seminars and workshops on subjects related to the needs of the industry. International exhibitions have also been organized in conjunction with the annual council meetings or the biennial congress. Through these activities, aimed at encouraging contacts and dialogues among companies in Asia, FADMA hopes to create greater awareness among the various nationalities in the region.