What we are
AIDIMA is the Technology Institute on Furniture, Wood, Packaging and related industries. It is a non-for-profit association and its scope is both national and international. Although it was founded in November 1984, AIDIMA modified its statutes on July 1994 to open its membership and general assembly to packaging and transport companies.
The general assembly is the highest decision body and is composed by all the member companies.
AIDIMA’s mission consists on increase the competitiveness of the furniture, wood, packaging and transport industries.
Our vision goes through improving the management and business of the mentioned industries in aspects such as quality, technology innovation, training and coaching, information, safety and security, environment, design, production, commercialization, and export boosting.
AIDIMA is recognised as a prestigious research and technology wordwide and belongs to different European and International associations.
AIDIMA is one of INNOVAWOOD –European Association of Research, Development and Training in the Forest-based industries- founding members and at the moment leads its training and coaching division.
AIDIMA also collaborates deeply with other entities such as the UEA (Union Européenne de l’Ameublement), CEI-Bois(the the European Confederation of woodworking industries) and the European Commission.
AIDIMA participates very actively in the Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform leaded by the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois),
the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) and the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR).
AIDIMA is leader in its sector in the participation and management of R&D and innovation European projects.
AIDIMA also leads different European Standardisation Commmittees and standardisation working groups.
AIDIMA is one of the IAPRI (International Association of Packaging Research Institutes) and ISTA (International Safety Transit Association from theUSA) member companies.
AIDIMA collaborates with thousands of companies across different industrial sub-sectors:
Raw materials manufacturers: paper and cardboard, woods and derivated, paints and varnishes, glues and adhesives, components, fasteners and fittings, foams, etc.
Semi-processed products manufacturers: Boards and veneers, customized and special pieces for furniture, etc.
Final product or finished product manufacturers: Furniture, pallets, packaging, etc.
Distribution: Buying groups, franchesees, traditional shops, shopping centres, big box stores, megastores…
Services: Engineering consultants, designers, design editors, transport and logistics companies, etc.
Technical capacity and skills
Since 1984, AIDIMA’s technical capacity and skills guarantees the companies development with one of the best European Technology Institutes.
AIDIMA is in constant renovation and actually counts with more than 5 million € worth of technical equipment. Working more than 150.000 hours/year on its sectors of interest provides AIDIMA with new opportunities to set and proposenew research lines, traning plans and other activities to increase the companies competitiveness.
AIDIMA has the most modern equipment that can be found worldwide, a unique technology infrastructure with advanced laboratories that perform more than 30,000.- tests/year.
AIDIMA’s labs are accredited by ENAC (Spanish Certification Agency) and by others such as ISTA (International Safe Transit Association).
AIDIMA has a solid base of knowledge, information and technology transfer skills provided by our long experience working, doing developments and researching on and for the wood, furniture and packaging industries.