The IMDS (International Material Data System) is an internet-based archiving, communication and administrative system for the automotive industry. It simplifies the process of recycling of automobiles. It was developed by DXC Technology in 1999 to meet the requirements of the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive (ELV) and to convey material data by safe and speedy means (refer also to IMDS Number).

The IMDS data bank is a common effort of automobile manufacturers like Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche, VW and Volvo. Other companies like Fiat, Hyundai, Isuzu, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, Suzuki, and Toyota have joined the team. Talks are on with other companies for their participation, which means that in the meanwhile almost all automobile manufactures use the material data bank and it has evolved into an international benchmark for the industry.

Tips for Personal Research

The list of declarable substances used in heavy vehicles, GADSL, forms the basis of the International Material Data System. Information on the recommendations to the automobile manufacturers and statutory provisions as well as norms, pure substances and raw materials are given in our Info Point IMDS.

Full Service on Everything Concerning the International Material Data System

As the leading IMDS service providerimds professional provides full service on everything concerning the International Material Data System backed by a strong team of experienced employees and partners from the automotive industry. Services include among others: 

  • Material research
  • Data entry (IMDS Entry)
  • Maintenance and monitoring of the IMDS data
  • Compiling, change and processing of the material data sheets (MDS)
  • Software support
  • Company-Merge and Company-SplitOff
  • Supplier management
  • Client management
  • Communication with suppliers and clients in seven languages
  • IMDS-Training


Your clients would like to count on you and you would want to fall back on the material data of your suppliers. However, compiling and processing all the material data can mean an enormous amount of work. Moreover, you bear the responsibility for the accuracy of your material data towards your clients. We advise how best to organise your operational procedures in all matters relating to IMDS and CDX keeping all these aspects in mind.

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Our services are personalised and highly flexible. We do not make standard offers but compile custom-made solutions ideally suited for you on an individual case basis. Our team of highly specialised employees makes it possible to offer unique solutions and complete orders on time. compliance professional employs engineers and environmental auditors in the know of the requirements of the manufacturing industry.

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Are you in search of training courses precisely tailored to your needs? With compliance professional you have the support of an experienced training partner which is authorised by DXC Technology (formerly HPE). Our trainings are perfectly aligned for users, decision makers or administrators. Right from basic courses, training courses with focus on special requirements in the field of Material Compliance, down to CDX and IMDS training courses designed especially for your company, we offer the most diverse spectrum of training courses worldwide.

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