The IWMA will be taking up residence at an office complex, ideally situated near Birmingham International Airport, in the UK.
The move comes as part of the association’s long-term expansion plans to develop its membership and grow internationally, and was passed at an executive board meeting in September.
The IWMA is currently based in the same building as Intras Ltd, publishers of EuroWire, Wire & Cable ASIA and wiredInUSA, in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK, and will make the move over the next two months.
Steven Rika, chairman of the association, said: “This is both an exciting and challenging time for the IWMA, but one which we are very much looking forward to. It is an ideal opportunity for us to grow and we are relishing the challenge.
“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Intras for the help and assistance we have had over four decades in building the IWMA into what it is today.
“We have, and continue to maintain an excellent relationship with everyone at Intras and I expect to see us working closely together for the foreseeable future.”
Caroline Sullens, managing director of Intras, added: “Over the last two years the IWMA has developed exponentially under the direction of the current executive committee and new management team.
“Following on from a corporate re-branding and new website in 2013 I am delighted to see the IWMA take up residence in its own premises which has come about at precisely the right time with the association in such good hands.”
The International Wire and Machinery Association – the world’s largest and most influential corporate membership association for the wire, cable and wire product industries – has more than 300 member companies in 50 countries worldwide.
Member companies benefit from a wealth of experience in new technology, education and growth through a unique range of benefits, services and events. A not-for-profit making trade association, the IWMA is ideally placed at the head of a vast multi-national industry.
In addition to a range of benefits to becoming a member, the IWMA publishes ‘Wire & Cable News’ twice a year – allowing companies the opportunity to promote their business free of charge in a publication that is read worldwide and distributed freely at industry events and exhibitions.