The Manufacturers Association (MAI) is the organization that has served as an umbrella organization for industrialists in Israel for more than 90 years. The MAI and its members have led the economy since the early days of Israel, guiding Israel towards its current technological power and economic prosperity. Israeli industry plays a key role in all spheres of life, ranging from defense, immigrant absorption and support for outlying regions of the country, to substantial investment in education and the community.
More than 1,500 organization and industrial plants, some employing up to 400,000 workers, are members of the MAI. Members benefit from a wide range of support and services on both a national level and day-to-day factory level.
The MAI provides strong backing for manufacturers and serves as an umbrella organization for all branches of industry: Hi-Tech, textiles, chemical, pharmaceuticals, environment, food, metal, electric and consumer and construction products.
Unified as one entity, MAI members represent the leading economic power in the economy. The MAI is actively involved in decisions made on the state and macro-economic levels by the leaders of the economy and serves as a bridge to global economic systems. The MAI also represents employers in their dealings with the Histadrut Labor Federation and the government, with an emphasis on improving the business environment and developing Israeli industry. Over the years, it has also played an important role in shaping labor relations and creating appropriate and effective communication channels. The president of the MAI also serves as the chairman of the Directorate of Business Organizations, the umbrella organization of the employers’ associations in Israel.
The MAI is home to forums and committees for cross-organizational and departmental issues. The industrialists who participate in these forums chart the activities and policy of the association.
Shraga Brosh, President of the MAI
Ruby Ginel, Managing Director of the MAI