ECUI, the European Committee of User Inspectorates, was conceived during late 1992 as a result of an initiative by the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA) in the UK. This initiative was developed by a nucleus of parties with in-house inspection interests in Netherlands, France and the UK, leading to an inaugural meeting in June 1993.
To promote the safe, reliable, efficient and profitable use of engineering equipment by European industry through enhancing the recognition, status and formal responsibility and accountability of User companies in general and User Inspectorates in particular
Achieved by providing an organisation to:
Membership of the Committee is open to two representatives from each country within the EU and EFTA. The nominees each represent a national or industry-sector UI organization.
Representatives from individual user companies may be invited to attend specific ECUI meetings, at the discretion of the Committee, as prospective Associate Members; Associate Members are entitled to attend all meetings until representative UI organisations are formed in their respective countries.
Considerable progress has been made in expanding membership since 1992, and these efforts are continuing.
ECUI is made up of User Inspectorate organisations from across Europe, which themselves represent a much larger number of companies.