Manufacturers Association of Israel

The Manufacturer’s Association (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 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, the community, and more.
More than 1,800 organizations and industrial plants are members of MAI. The industry employs approximately 400,000 workers in total. Members benefit from a wide range of support and services, from the national level all the way down to day-to-day operation at the factory level. 
The MAI provides strong backing for manufacturers of all kinds and serves all branches of industry: Hi-Tech, textiles, fashion, chemical, pharmaceuticals, environment, food, metal, electrical, infrastructure, consumer products, and even 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 home to forums and committees for cross-organizational and departmental issues. The industrialists who participate in these forums guide the activities and policy of the association.

 

Ron Tomer, President of the MAI
Ruby Ginel, Managing Director of the MAI