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Welcome as a member of ME!

Become a member of Maskinentreprenörerna (ME) - The association of Heavy Equipment Contractors!

The members of our association work within infrastructure, construction, environment, development, plant-hire, excavation, lift, load, transport, crush, etcetera.

Read more about ME

We offer a large number of member benefits. Some examples are free advice regarding the work environment and safety as well as in disputes and negotiations, favorable purchasing agreements and cheaper insurance.

Do you want to become a member of the The association of Heavy Equipment Contractors? 

Fill out our application!

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Criteria for membership

Membership in the Association of Heavy Equipment Contractors (ME) is open for Swedish and foreign earth movers, plant hire businesses and other enterprises that use construction equipment in their daily operations. Members of ME are also members of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, the leading representative of businesses in Sweden.

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise – membership information

To qualify for membership, the applying company must meet the following criteria:

  • The company has operations in Sweden within the areas where ME signs collective agreements, i.e. the earth moving industry in Sweden.
  • The company must have sound financial stability.
  • The company must have acceptable experience and awareness of running a sound operation within the earth moving industry.
  • Foreign-registered companies must have a branch in Sweden that are registered at the Swedish Companies Registration Office and file tax returns in Sweden. The company must submit a copy of the certificate of registration showing the authorized signatory.
  • The company must be approved for F-tax in Sweden.
  • The company must be registered for VAT in Sweden, and is a registered employer and pays social security contributions in Sweden and/or in the country where the company’s registered office is located.
  • The company must submit a taxation form showing that the company does not have overdue taxes or charges to any public agencies.
  • The company must upon application submit correct information on the number of employees and their accumulated salaries and wages in Sweden last year.
  • The business must also present a valid insurance, equivalent to the standard on the Swedish market for operations within this area of work; machine-insurance, liability insurance and business insurance (litigation insurance).
  • The company undertakes to apply to ME’s collective agreements.
  • The company undertakes to follow the statutes of ME, the statutes of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and ME and ME’s ethics policy.

The application will be evaluated by the regional council and approved by the central council within ME.

All documentation must be submitted in English or Swedish.

Please note that, as a part of the collective agreement, employers are obliged to obtain insurance complying with the Swedish collective agreement. Your company must therefore take direct contact with Fora for hourly-paid workers and Collectum for salaried employees.

Read more about Fora

Read more about Collectum

Occupational pensions and insurance

Giving employees peace of mind throughout their working lives reinforces the image of you as an attractive employer. Collectively agreed occupational pensions and insurance help make this possible. As an employer, you also enjoy better legal protection in the event of industrial injuries or even fatalities at work.

Collectively agreed occupational pensions and insurance provides extra coverage in the event of:

  • retirement (old-age pension),
  • illness,
  • work accidents,
  • parental leave,
  • shortage of work,
  • death.

Quite simply, it is excellent supplementary coverage over and above that provided by the national public pension and statutory insurance policies.

You participate in this through our sector-specific collective agreements, where the shared solution involving occupational pensions and insurance policies is an integral element. If you choose to become a member of our organisation and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv), you will also receive a favourable discount on insurance against shortage of work.

Contact Avtalat if you have any questions about collectively agreed occupational pensions and insurance. Avtalat provides both you as an employer and your employees with access to assistance and information free of charge.

Contact us if you have any questions

Our head office is located in Stockholm and we have eleven offices throughout Sweden; Skellefteå, Sundsvall, Gällivare, Falun, Stockholm North, Västerås, Linköping, Växjö, Gothenburg and Malmö. Please contact our local advisors if you want to know more about ME or become a member.

The cost of membership

The cost for membership is based on a membership- and a service fee based on the total salary of the companies active employees in Sweden last year. This is the same principle as for all other employer associations in Sweden.

Calculate your costs here. 


Do you want to become a member of the The association of Heavy Equipment Contractors? 

Fill out our application!

Uppdaterad den 11 januari 2023