Release 12.0 (May 2019) adobe pdf icon
Release 11.1 (May 2018) adobe pdf icon
Release 11.0 (November 2016) adobe pdf icon
Release 10.0 (November 2015) adobe pdf icon
Release 9.0 (October 2013) adobe pdf icon
"IMDS NT – Das neue IMDS" (Mai 2013) adobe pdf icon
All previous release changes can be found here.


IMDS usage information

IMDS Terms of Use Adobe PDF file icon 32x32 
IMDS User Manual Adobe PDF file icon 32x32


1a Directive 2000/53/EC: End-of-life-vehicles (ELV) Adobe PDF file icon 32x32
2 Automotive Industry Interpretation Guide for ELV Annex II Adobe PDF file icon 32x32
2a ELV Annex II (March 2016) Adobe PDF file icon 32x32
2b ELV Annex II (May 2016) Adobe PDF file icon 32x32
3 Component and material coding standards for vehicles pursuant to Directive 2000/53/EC Adobe PDF file icon 32x32
4 Implementing provisions to monitor the targets for re-use and recovery set out in the ELV Directive Adobe PDF file icon 32x32
5 Directive 2002/95/EC: Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances

The recommendations of the 2000/53/EG guideline on end-of-life vehicles and the German End-of-Life Vehicle Directive form the basis for the creation of IMDS (the International Material Data System). The automotive industry voluntarily undertook to implement this guideline. According to the ELV Directive automobiles should lend themselves to almost complete re-cycling. The ELV envisages re-cycling and re-use of at least 95% of the vehicle weight by 1st January2014. Furthermore, automobile

An IMDS-Entry is common or even mandatory for suppliers of products used in commercial vehicles. While ordering, the automotive supplier has to sign a basic contract or contractually indicate that the products are used in automobiles and are subject to compliance of the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive. The underlying EU directive is of a binding nature. Even sampling as per PPAP (Production Part Approval Process is used in the automotive supply chain for establishing confidence in component

The IMDS data bank ( enables the collection of all recycling-related data of an automobile in the form of material data sheets. Thus the recycling-related material data of all automobiles parts can be compiled, presented in a transparent manner and safely conveyed across the entire supplier chains just by an IMDS entry.

The International Material Data Bank facilitates consistent documentation of raw materials used in automobile manufacturing and the archiving and

The IMDS (International Material Data System) is an internet-based archiving, communication and administrative system for the automotive industry. It simplifies the process of recycling of automobiles. It was developed by DXC Technology (formerly HPE) in 1999 to meet the requirements of the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive (ELV) and to convey material data by safe and speedy means (refer also to IMDS Number). There are new releases of IMDS at regular intervals, more information can be found on the


Our seminar locations

We offer the most diverse spectrum of topics worldwide, in seven languages in our IMDS-Training courses at numerous locations in Europe and in Brazil. Find the seminar locations for the general training courses at a glance below

In Germany...

the IMDS training courses are held at our permanent training centres. Visit us for instance at our head office near Frankfurt/Main! As a special service, here we offer the culinary lunch break that is included in the training


Job vacancies

Become an imds professional!

With us you will work independently in a pleasant and personal atmosphere. You will have many creative possibilities in a dynamic environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths.

Please send your informative application documents by e-mail with salary expectations and possible starting date to bewerbungen(at)





Waschweg 3, 61276 Weilrod, Germany 
Tel: +49 60 83.91 30-30
Fax: +49 60 83.91 30 930


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