The Manufacturers’ Association of Israel (MAI) has served as an umbrella organization for industrialists in Israel for more than 100 years. The MAI and its members have led the economy since the early days of Israel, guiding the nation towards its current technological power and economic prosperity. Industry in Israel plays a key role in all spheres of life ranging from its great contribution to the defense and security of the state, its assistance in the absorption of immigrants and its support for the outlying regions of the country to its substantial investment in education and Israeli society.
Currently, the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel has over 1800 members which are responsible for over 90% of the total industrial output of Israel. Additionally, the members of the MAI employ approximately 400,000 workers in total. MAI members benefit from a wide range of support and services ranging from the national level all the way down to the day-to-day operations at the factory level.
The MAI serves and supports the following sectors of industry: High-Tech, textiles, fashion, chemical, pharmaceuticals, environment, food, metal, electrical, infrastructure, consumer products, and Kibbutzim.
Unified as one entity, the MAI members represent the leading economic power in the nation. The MAI actively participates in decisions making at all levels of government, particularly focusing on issues that affect the macro-economic environment in which its constituents do business. The MAI constantly engages with leaders in the domestic and global economy, serving as a bridge between Israel’s industry and global economic systems. The MAI also represents employers in their dealings with The Histadrut Labor Federation and the government, with an emphasis on business environment improvement and the development of 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 chairs the Presidency of Employers and Businesses, the umbrella organization of employers’ organizations in Israel.
The MAI is also home to forums and committees for cross-organizational and departmental issues. The industrialists who participate in these forums help guide the activities and policies of the association.
Ron Tomer, President of the MAI
Ruby Ginel, Managing Director of the MAI