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IMDS - Material Data System for the Global Automotive Industry

There are many legal requirements throughout the world that require automotive manufacturers (OEM) to report on the content of the vehicle.
Additionally, there are recyclability and reuse requirements in some parts of the world. Instead of each automotive manufacturer developing their own system and requirements, a group of them decided in the late ‘90s to develop a common system to be used throughout the automotive supply chain – IMDS.

In the years since IMDS became productive, over 250,000 user IDs in over 90,000 IMDS companies (as of April 2012) were issued. It is the standard for the automotive industry. The IMDS (International Material Data System) is the automobile industry's material data system. Initially, it was a joint development of Audi, BMW, Daimler, EDS (after acquisition in 2008 now part of HP), Ford, Opel, Porsche, VW and Volvo. Further manufacturers have meanwhile joined the community and IMDS has become a global standard used by almost all of the global OEMs. Talks are being held with further manufacturers regarding their participation in IMDS. In the IMDS, all materials used for automobile manufacturing are collected, maintained, analysed and archived. Using the IMDS, is it possible to meet the obligations placed on automobile manufacturers, and thus on their suppliers, by national and international standards, laws and regulations.

The data collected by the entire Automotive Supply Chain enables the participating companies to comply to worldwide ELV directives, REACh SVHC, RRR and similar regulations.
 
Util is proud to be a MDSYSTEM registered Company and MDS data provider.