Applications for membership are invited from companies who are
manufacturers or stockist distributors of electrical products in
Ireland. To be considered, a company must be resident in Ireland
with premises and staff. Applications are considered at Committee
level and, if accepted, members are required to sign an acceptance
of the EMDA Quality Charter. The current fee for membership is €500
ex VAT per annum.
Outlined below are some of the activities the association is currently
involved in, which are of direct benefit to member companies.
1. The Quality Charter sets out
and explains the Associations minimum standards that members
must adhere to relating to products placed for sale. It also details
the sanctions involved for non-conformance by members if they fall
short of delivering on them. All EMDA members must sign a declaration,
agreeing that they will be bound by the terms of the Charter. Each
EMDA member is issued with a framed copy of the declaration and
the EMDA Quality Charter.
2. All members are represented on our website and members are able
to access the site to effect changes to their company details.
3. EMDA is a shareholder in Electrotechnical Exhibitions Ltd, the
company responsible for organising the ELEX exhibitions.
4. A quarterly survey entitled The EMDA Business Barometer
is carried out amongst members. It shows current sales trends and
debtor days and it provides useful market benchmarking information
5. EMDA has representation on the EIFI Council, which provides
a forum directly involving the ESB and The Association of Electrical
Wholesalers. It is also represented on the ETCI and on a variety
of their technical committees.
6. Training is also a key activity undertaken by EMDA. In conjunction
with the ESB/EIFI we have three courses; one covering Technical
Principles and Practices, the second entitled The Lighting
Certificate Course and the third is the Advanced Lighting
Course. The training is organised on an ongoing basis, when requested
7. The EMDA Committee meets every month to discuss issues of relevance
to our industry. Also, throughout the year opportunities arise for
members to meet socially to exchange views on subjects which are
of common interest to our mutual business.
The pace of change currently facing business is unprecedented.
Company ownership, currency fluctuations, EU and information technology,
coupled with the very positive development within the construction
industry, demand that companies must remain alert to the implications
of these changes. Membership of EMDA can assist participating companies
to do just that. The range of services offered continues to expand.
To apply for membership you can fill out this online
For further information contact: Hillary Raeside, Administrative
Secretary +353 1 460 2177
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