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IMDS User Convention brings together the automotive (supplier) industry

Knowledge exchange, troubleshooting help, best practice and technical presentations around material reporting with IMDS – that’s what the IMDS User Convention offers. It will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 10 am to 4 pm via Microsoft Teams. 


MDS User Convention brings together the automotive (supplier) industry pThe conference is organized by imds professional, a service and training provider for the automotive industry. The aim of the event is to bring together users, experts and developers of IMDS. The concept envisages an alternation of presentations followed by discussions in matching breakout sessions. For more information and to register, visit When registering, participants can already select the topics they are particularly interested in and would like to discuss. 

The conference offers a variety of current topics

The participants can benefit, among other things, from the latest information from the CLEPA Materials Regulations Event, which will be incorporated into the convention. Jonas Tilly from DXC Technology will be joining, giving an outlook on planned changes to the IMDS. Georg Abts from Covestro will explain the challenges with recyclates in the IMDS and Berthold Liebig from ebm-papst will address the anticipated RoHS changes that may have an impact on ELV. A new topic for many companies is the German Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act, which will come into force in 2023 – Markus Engel and Tim Thome from imds professional will show what is in store for companies and also give an outlook on the european plans for a similar law.

IMDS helps to comply with legal requirements

The Internet-based IMDS developed by DXC Technology (formerly HPE) is now used by almost all major automotive manufacturers for their reporting. They require their suppliers throughout the supply chain to submit their data using the system. The background to this was originally the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive introduced by the EU in 2000, which stipulates recycling and recovery rates of 95 and 85 percent respectively and severely restricts the use of substances that are hazardous to health, such as lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium. The IMDS helps car manufacturers and their suppliers comply with the requirements by documenting exactly what materials make up each vehicle. Other legal regulations such as REACH (the EU Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), SCIP (the mandatory reporting of SVHC in the EU) or conflict minerals are now also mapped in the IMDS. In this way, the system helps companies in the automotive industry to comply with material compliance, i.e. to be legally compliant with their products.

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imds professional supports companies in meeting the requirements for material and product conformity sustainably and safely and in complying with all specifications. Our core business includes consulting, service and training on environmentally relevant laws, regulations, guidelines and customer-specific requirements. As a leading service company in the field of Product Environmental Compliance, it is our conviction and our mission to profitably optimize environmental compliance programs. With neutral and focused consulting as well as customized services and training, we help companies remain competitive in the face of increasing regulatory requirements. Since 1999, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as corporations from the manufacturing and processing industries worldwide, have relied on our expertise. Choose full-service or flexible modular solutions: We take care of product compliance management for you – completely or as support, continuously or on a project basis. 

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