Orgalim represents Europe’s technology industries, comprised of 770,000 companies that innovate at the crossroads of digital and physical technology to develop and manufacture the products, systems and services that enable a prosperous and sustainable future.
Ranging from large globally active corporations to regionally anchored small and medium-sized enterprises, the companies we represent together comprise Europe’s largest manufacturing branch – directly employing 11.5 million people across Europe, generating an annual turnover of over €2,100 billion, and producing one-third of the EU’s manufactured exports.
Our industries are driving innovation-led transformation within Europe and on the global stage. They are at the forefront of the digital revolution in industry and society more broadly, integrating digital tech and data to create entirely new products and services – fostering new markets and boosting the EU’s global competitiveness.
Our industries are the innovators, the problem-solvers, the creative thinkers that turn challenges into opportunities to shape a future that’s good for Europe. From the renewable energy systems and smart grids essential for a low-carbon future, to the healthcare, mobility and building tech that will shape tomorrow’s smart cities: the future of our industries is inextricably linked to the future wellbeing and prosperity of the EU and its citizens.
The technology industries represented by Orgalim cover three main branches: mechanical engineering; electrical engineering, electronics and ICT; and metal technology.
Electrical engineering, electronics and ICT
SHAPING A FUTURE THAT'S GOOD
…for competitiveness and growth
Generating an annual turnover of over €2,100 billion and growing ahead of the economy as a whole in recent years, Europe’s technology industries are a major engine of the EU economy. And the products and systems they develop and manufacture support modernisation and boost competitiveness across other sectors, too – most recently through massive digital innovation in production processes. The strength of our industries lies in a highly innovative European ecosystem uniting large, mid-sized and small companies that enables co-creation and cross-domain innovation.
The industries we represent directly employ 11.5 million people across Europe, with millions more jobs linked to related support and services. Technology companies provide good-quality, well-paid employment – and while the skills required are continuously evolving, the digital transformation is also opening up opportunities in a range of new areas such as data-enabled services.
Our industries innovate the technologies that enhance quality of life for Europe’s citizens. From state-of-the-art medical equipment for targeted treatment and diagnosis, to ambient assisted living technology that allows us to get more out of life than ever before. From the smart building tech and connected mobility solutions that make cities more liveable, to security and safety systems that lend peace of mind to our day-to-day.
…for the planet
Europe’s technology industries are driving the transition to a low-carbon future. They are global leaders in the systems that generate renewable energy, the smart grids that optimise energy use, and the e-mobility infrastructures that can decarbonise transport. Plus, our companies are working to enhance resource efficiency, whether by designing innovative recycling technology or leveraging digitalisation to optimise resource use and minimise waste.
The companies we represent have a long tradition of innovation, and remain at the leading edge of research and development globally. Co-creation ecosystems that link European technology companies of all sizes with research institutes and universities have a strong track record in turning fundamental scientific research into real-world innovation that creates new markets and directly reaches citizens.
…for Europe in the world
Embedded in global value chains, Europe’s technology industries are major exporters (responsible for one-third of all manufactured EU exports) and world-renowned as leaders in innovation and high-value-added manufacturing. But our companies do not only export technology, they also champion European values around the globe – whether flying the flag for free, rules-based trade, promoting sustainability and the clean energy transition, or seeking to turn societal challenges into opportunities.