FME mobilises and connects the technology industry in order to meet every challenge and answer every question set by the world of today and tomorrow. We do this to boost the earning capacity of both our individual members and the industry as a whole. FME is the number one employers' organisation in the technology industry. The 2,200 affiliated companies employ a total of 220,000 people and are active in the fields of manufacturing, trade, automation and maintenance in the metal, electronics, electrotechnology and plastics sectors. The combined turnover of all FME members is € 75 billion, their collective added value amounts to over € 21 billion, and their exports total € 39 billion. FME members therefore account for one-sixth of all Dutch exports. FME promotes its members' interests in The Hague, Brussels, and around the globe. FME also supports its member companies with regard to all aspects of business operations, from employment-law matters to environmental issues, and from innovation processes to the promotion of exports. In addition, FME works hard to promote the interests of its 60 affiliated trade associations.




Major activities in PPS Smart Materials

Coordinator of the project PPS Smart Materials, leader of WP6 (Networking).


Key persons


Marcel van Haren, project coordinator

He is director of GMV, Manager cluster Agri & Food FME and Manager AgriFoodTech Platform. In different disciplines within profit and non-profit organisations in his work he has experienced a lot of aspects from workfloor to management, which is useful for having an overview to take balanced decisions understanding impact on different disciplines. His specialism: Connecting opportunities by business networking, see possibilities and bringing people together has always been an important part of his job. Bringing back an organisation to it's core function, combined with cost optimisation and define an organisation target is one of his specialties.