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Trade Associations: The Association for Manufacturing Technology


Primary Contact

Steven Morrison
Vice President, Strategic Communications
7901 Westpark Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: 703.893.2900
Fax: 703.893.1151

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1902, AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and equipment. Its goal is to promote technological advancements and improvements in the design, manufacture and sale of members' products in those markets and act as an industry advocate on trade matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.

AMT organizes and sponsors IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show. This exhibition, held every even numbered year in Chicago, is the largest industrial show in the Americas. Please browse the IMTS website for more information about the show.

AMT focuses its efforts primarily on developing and implementing programs that benefit the membership as a whole and provide support and assistance to our members both at home and abroad. AMT facilitates networking, collaboration, match-making, new business opportunities, and the exchange of ideas.

Scope of Membership Activity

Since 1988, AMT has broadened its membership scope to include all of the elements of manufacturing - design, automation, material removal, material forming, assembly, inspection and testing, and communications and control. These changes reflect the worldwide evolution in the technologies of the manufacturing process and signify the commitment of U.S. providers to deliver and support the world's leading manufacturing technologies.

Scope of Services

Benefits of AMT Membership
AMT provides the latest information on technological developments, promoting advancements and improvements in the design, manufacture, and marketing of your products. AMT also tends to your economic, trade, and marketing needs. We gather and distribute information about foreign markets and act as the industry's spokesperson on trade matters to governments and organizations throughout the world.

Timely information you can profit from

  • Benchmarking reports - Compare wages and benefits, financial performance, and executive salaries with those of your competitors.
  • Custom research - Get fast, customized research at no cost*, including competitor information, specific product or market analysis, and even patent searches.
  • Market data, statistical reports, forecasting - From monthly industry consumption reports to custom, segment-specific analysis to continuous reports on customer and international markets, you'll have the tools you need to get ahead and stay ahead.

Access to critical international growth markets
AMT provides assistance with exporting products and establishing a presence in the global marketplace. Gain access to critical international growth markets through AMT's International Offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, China and Monterrey, Mexico. Take advantage of the machine demo area, office space, and local field service support through AMT's Shanghai Technology and Service Center, a 17,000 square foot facility located in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. 

Government advocacy on issues that matter to you
AMT speaks for you in Washington, promoting policies that support your company and the manufacturing industry's positions on tax issues, foreign trade and export control, workplace and safety rules, and other critical issues. Our testimony and lobbying over the years are bearing fruit, creating greater congressional awareness of and support for the manufacturing industry.

The contacts that help your business grow
Through AMT, meet people from all over the world, and cultivate relationships that lead to sales, trade opportunities, and joint ventures. As an AMT member, you can tap into the experience of our staff, make use of AMT offices and marketing initiatives in China, join trade missions, participate in an exclusive, free Business Strategy Review, and much more.

Hundreds of learning, networking, and sales opportunities
Make new contacts or network with colleagues at AMT sponsored conferences, seminars, workshops, and roundtables each year. We'll keep you up-to-date on what's happening in business and our industry with programs that cover customer market forecasts, technology and marketing developments, business management, and other relevant topics.

IMTS exhibitor discount
AMT members in good standing for two years are eligible to receive discounts on exhibit space rental at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). Held every two years, IMTS is North America's largest manufacturing technology show and a great place to showcase your company's products and services with manufacturers from all over the U.S. and around the world.

Professional development to improve your management skills
AMT offers you programs on lean manufacturing, human resources, training, and new business models such as strategic alliances - as well as meetings featuring top national management speakers.

Cost management programs that saves you money
AMT membership entitles you to special discounts on payroll services, freight, overnight express services, utilities, sales literature translations, international financing, and more.

Standards-related Information

The main standards typically used by AMT members include:

  • ANSI B11 safety standards & technical reports; and
  • ISO machinery and machine tool safety standards.

Conformity Assessment-Related Information

Currently AMT has little formal activity in the conformity assessment arena.

Technical Regulations-related Informatio

AMT industries are most actively involved with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

International Activities by Region

AMT has Representative offices in China, India, Poland, and Mexico, which can provide assistance to AMT members.

Examples of services provided by the Representative offices include:

  • Assistance finding representation;
  • Meeting arrangements with potential customers;
  • Credit reports on potential customers;
  • Comprehensive market and competitive analysis;
  • Internal travel assistance;
  • Translation oversight on promotional pieces;
  • Oversight for technical translations;
  • Cultural education including use of gifts;
  • Trade show assistance;
  • Negotiation practices;
  • Tendering practices/issues;
  • Sample contracts;
  • Payment and collection issues;
  • Banking practices (for establishing an office and opening an account);
  • Legal structures (different types);
  • Warranty fulfillment issues and sending parts into China;
  • Customs support/clearance issues;
  • Connections with appropriate China government officials and arranging meetings;
  • Guidelines on human resource issues (FESCO fees, etc.);
  • Procedures for obtaining a Letter of Credit;
  • In-country visa assistance;
  • New China Market Penetration Strategy Development and Review Sessions designed to help AMT members develop or validate and invigorate their sales and marketing strategy for today’s China; and
  • New Mexico Market Penetration Strategy Development and Review Sessions designed to help AMT members develop or validate and invigorate their sales and marketing strategy to Mexico.


AMT Americas
7901 Westpark Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: 703.893.2900


Xingbin Li
Chief Representative
Room 2507, Silver Tower
No. 2 Dong San Huan North Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China
Phone: +86 10 64107374


Hubert Sawicki
Gnieznienska 7B
05-120 Legionowo
Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 7662311


George Koshy
"Medayil", Karamcode (P.O),
Kollam- 691579, Kerala, India
Phone: +91 474 2594719
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