APIAM - Associação Portuguesa dos Industriais de Águas Minerais Naturais e de Nascente (Portuguese Industrial Association for Natural Mineral and Spring Waters) - is a sector non-profit association, established in the terms of the employer associations law, that represents those companies which dedicate themselves, on a national level, to the exploitation, packaging and commercialisation of natural mineral and spring water and of other types of packaged water.
Established in 1975, APIAM succeeded the Grémio Nacional dos Industriais de Águas, Refrigerantes e Sumos de Frutos (National Corporation of the Industrials of Waters, Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices), founded in 1963.
Aims / Goals
According to the statutes, APIAM has as its generic objective promoting and practising all it can to contribute to the set out technical, economic and social progress of the sector it represents as its generic objective.
Representation in other organizations
On a national level, APIAM is a co-founder of and/or a partner in the following organisations:
Federação das Indústrias Portuguesas Agro-Alimentares (FIPA) Agri-Food Portuguese Industries Federation
EMBOPAR, SA Portuguese Packaging.
On an international level, APIAM takes full part in EFBW. The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) was founded in 2003 in order to represent the interests of all types of packaged waters across Europe. The natural mineral water producers were the first to be represented at European level with the setting up of UNESEM in 1953 (Union Europenne des Sources dEaux Minrales).
EFBW is an active member of the CIAA, the European Food and Drinks Association, and of ICBWA, the International Council of Bottled Waters Associations.
APIAM is also member of WE - Watercoolers Europe (the former European Bottled Watercooler Association).
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