IMDS and material compliance: online trainings and service ease your daily work

Weilrod/Germany, 28.09.2016 – Every company that works in the automotive industry has to report all their materials in the IMDS or – when they deliver parts to China – in the CAMDS. The IMDS is the International Material Data System and was developed in 1999 by the OEMs, namely Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche, VW, and Volvo. It was and is supposed to make sure that the automotive industry meets the goal of reducing waste and enhancing recycling quotas. The elementary law is the EU End-of-Life vehicle directive (ELV), which came into effect in the year 2000. The IMDS helps to declare and archive the material of each and every part assembled in a car. This is the only way the OEMs could comply with legal requirements for recovery and recycling, and, later on, for proving compliance with the substance restrictions listed in the GADSL. China has also adopted these goals and all their car manufacturers are required to report their materials in the China Automotive Material Data System (CAMDS).

The correct declaration of material data sheets in both systems saves time and money. Therefore, one should have some experience in order to use the IMDS and the CAMDS properly and efficiently. Furthermore, the IMDS Release 11.0, coming in November, will include several changes, such as the Chemistry Manager. To learn how to handle these product data management platforms, the full service provider imds professional, based near Frankfurt/Germany, provides a wide range of training courses. These IMDS training courses are authorized by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which runs the system. All training is offered via face-to-face courses, on-site training, and web-based training.

The webinars provide live training via the internet, and are as exciting and personal as the face-to-face courses, with space and time included for questions and discussion. The number of attendees is limited to ensure learning success and to enable real exchanges between students. In the basic webinars for the IMDS, the attendees also complete exercises on the IMDS training system and are granted a certificate afterwards to prove their knowledge.

The offered online courses include “IMDS Basic I,” “IMDS Basic II,” “The New Release 11.0,” “Use Chemistry Manager Efficiently,” “Working With CM-Analyzer,” “Identify and Report Conflict Minerals,” “IMDS Administration,” “Current REACH Challenges,” and “CAMDS – Overview and Introduction.” Furthermore, imds professional also provides webinars on the data management solution Compliance Data Exchange (CDX). This system is the sister system to the IMDS, but is open for all other industries that want to collect and report material data easily and automatically. The CDX is an especially appropriate tool when a company has to report conflict minerals to meet the specifications of the US Dodd-Frank Act.

All training sessions and their dates can be found on the website, where interested persons can also register for them easily.

In addition to training, imds professional also provides services concerning all tasks related to the IMDS, CAMDS, and CDX. If a company prefers to concentrate on its core business, it can outsource IMDS work to the experts at imds professional. The service is customized and extremely flexible. The highly specialized staff ensures on-time delivery and perfectly tailored services. Among other services, imds professional offers the following: project management, creating and administering IMDS accounts, managing user profiles, data management, data checking, supplier management and support, customer management, monitoring MDS acceptance, change management, and the active monitoring of updates during the product’s lifecycle.


Company information:

imds professional is a full service provider for the International Material Data System (IMDS) and the data management solution Compliance Data Exchange (CDX). imds professional provides services and consulting worldwide for IMDS, CDX, REACH, conflict minerals and GADSL systems, as well as a wide range of training programs about these topics. This training is offered through face-to-face seminars, exclusive/inhouse training sessions, and webinars. The company is authorized by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide training for IMDS and CDX. The clientele are international car manufacturers and their suppliers.


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Tel: +49 60 83.91 30-30
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