Dumebo DWS seeks to strengthen the position of the specialist contractors and assembly
companies of metal outer wall- and roof systems, their services and products. We
also stimulate a continuous innovation of processes and production in the market.
The four pillars of the Dumebo DWS are:
Promotion of interests
DUMEBO DWS stands up for the interests of its members. These are suppliers and assembly
companies of many types of cladding units. Also so-called Dumebo DWS construction
partners are associated with us. These are companies that supply products or services
Information and promotion
Dumebo DWS stimulates continuous innovations in and promotion of the metal roofs
and outer walls branch of trade. The Hallmark has created reputation in the market.
Both the professional market and the private market and their organised interest
groups, know where to find the branch society as a centre of information. All activities
of Dumebo DWS and its companies are communicated intensively through a digital, sector-wide
Training, research, education and transfer of knowledge
DUMEBO DWS provides additional technical in-service training and refresher courses
for professional mechanics and makes an effort for specific transfer of knowledge
and provision of various sorts of information. Thanks to research and close contacts
with various government authorities, branch-related organizations, sister organisations
and companies in Germany, Belgium and England, we are able to exchange knowledge
and experience, also from outside the association.
Management of the Hallmark Dumebo DWS
As an organised interest group we guard the quality of the products and services
of our members. Our final purpose is briefly and to the point: to see that buyers
of metal outer wall- and roof systems get quality. To this aim the members follow
our advice and stick to the Quality Directive Metal Outer Walls and Roofs
What does Dumebo DWS do for customer, architect, or construction partner?
A building consists of many different components. This applies for both house-building
and the utility and industrial construction industries. Thanks to the many advantages,
it is impossible to imagine modern architecture without metal roofs and outer walls.
The branch society enhances the quality of metal outer walls and roofs.
The Quality directive and the Hallmark form the basis for this.
The demands that materials and detailed descriptions must meet, are included in the
quality directive and so the quality has become measurable.
A choice for the Quality directive and for assembly by members offers the following
· Good Engineering, laid down in clear directives
· High quality thanks to functional minimum material demands and assembly directives
· Low maintenance costs by the high quality of the used material and the professional
· Reliable partners, because the quality level of the members is inspected
Delivery and assembly according to the Dumebo DWS conditions, so transparent and
Branch society MDG
Metal outer walls and roofs have been applied at a large scale in the Netherlands
for quite some time and now belong to the most important building products. Today
metal outer walls and roofs are applied in various types of construction. With the
increasing areas of application also the supply of products and systems has greatly
expanded. The increase in the supply and applications has also resulted in the demand
for a higher quality level.
This growth in metal construction was the reason why MDG (Society
Suppliers Metal Roof- and Outer wall materials) was established in 1999. MDG represents
a great majority of the companies of the Roofs and Outer Walls branch in the Netherlands
and Belgium. Within the association the market is represented in three so-called
· Suppliers/manufacturers of roof and outer wall products;
· Suppliers/manufacturers of insulation materials;
· Suppliers/manufacturers of fastening materials.
There are approximately 35 member-companies. Besides the executive committee, the
association comprises a Technical- and a PR committee, which play a consulting and
informing role. To reach its objectives, MDG closely cooperates with other organizations
in the trade.
Activities for the members
It is the objective of the association to handle the affairs
of the collective and branch-specific interests of its members. Additionally, MDG
aims at lifting the quality of the roof- and outer wall branch of trade to a higher
level, among other things by issuing a directive. The ‘Quality directive Metal Outer
walls- and Roofs’ adds quality to the building pillar and provides a professional
image to the many processing companies that are active in the field of roof- and
outer wall cladding.
· Issuing and maintaining the Quality directive Metal Outer Walls and Roofs;
· supporting and participating in exhibitions (for example GevelTotaal);
· (co-)organizing lectures and excursions;
· providing information and public relations in and about the trade;
· providing information and organizing presentations about all sorts of branch-related
· maintaining contacts with related organizations in the trade.
Developments metal construction branch of trade 2011
As from now, the branch society MDG, for the suppliers, and Dumebo DWS, for the manufacturers
of metal outer walls and roofs, will cooperate in many fields.
Cooperation MDG and Dumebo DWS:
In February 2011 the updated version of the Quality Directive was presented. This
directive gives clear guidelines, in order to guarantee the quality of materials
and the assembly of metal outer walls and roofs, both for the manufacturers and for
In order to place the common Directive into the chain, a special website has been
set up, where the Quality directive is explained and can be downloaded: www.krl-metaalbouw.nl
Dumebo DWS and MDG are aware of the necessity to position themselves more broadly
and professionally in the construction chain, and to tackle the problems round the
steel data and computational models and chain integration and will therefore cooperate
more strongly. The first step was the approval of the members. As from January 2011
the choice was made to place the secretariat under one branch manager with the Metaalunie.
Now we are negotiating to achieve a complete co-operation of both the executive committees
and the committees of the two branch organisations.
Since January 2011 Dumebo DWS has implemented the new Hallmark Dumebo DWS. The specialist
contractors as well as the assembly companies of metal outer walls and roofs obtain
the designation “recognized Dumebo DWS-company” on the basis of independent project
inspections. This hallmark is open to all companies that specialise in contracting,
designing and assembling (metal) outer walls and roofs. The hallmark has its own
It is the purpose of the hallmark to promote the quality of entrepreneurship and
products in the metal roof and outer wall branch of trade, to promote the continuity
of the trade and to improve the image of the trade.