The Union of the Producers of Weighing Machines of the Czech Republic
These web pages will inform you not only about the UPWM CR activities but also about the firms dealing with production, sale, or service of scales and weighing machines that are members of the Union. You can find other important information in the section events ; some of the documents presented there are available for download.
The aim of the Union is to prepare suitable conditions for the dynamic development of the weighing industry in the Czech Republic, both from the technical and administrative point of view, and to protect mutual interests of its members, especially when dealing with state authorities. Further, the Union provides consultations in the field of weighing and weighing machines, including the relating legislation.
Weighing, as one of the oldest measuring sciences, has its tradition. These aspects are important also under the new conditions of the market economy, and therefore a close cooperation and coordination is essential. This applies to the international cooperation as well, especially after our country has joined the European Union. To reach its aims on the national level, the Union cooperates with the Czech Metrology Institute and the Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing.
History of the UPWM
On the international level the Union had applied for the membership in the European Committee of Weighing Instruments Manufacturers CECIP (Comité Européen des Constructeurs d'Instruments de Pesage) based in Paris. The Union became a member of this organisation during its 46th general meeting in Lyon on May 17, 1996.
In the 1998 the UVV organised the 48th annual meeting of CECIP in Prague and through this organisation has direct contact with all national weighing associations. 15 national federations are now members of CECIP, namely from the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and Ukraine. It is therefore obvious, that this nongovernmental organisation is able to represent its member federations on the European level, especially in the international organisations for legal metrology (OIML, WELMEC), in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM). The Union considers its membership in this organisation important, as it is able to gain and interchange information, and possibly will be able to cooperate on future legislation within the EU.
In co-operation with Institute of standardisation, metrology and testing, and the Czech Metrology Institute, the UPWM is actively involved in organising national conferences on weighing and weighing devices.