As a leading provider of Traceability and Quality Management software and services, SoftTrace is a member of a number of industry and trade associations relevant to our own industry and those of our target markets.
Society of Dairy Technology (SDT)
Founded in 1943, the SDT is at the forefront of the Dairy and Food industries. It is dedicated to the advancement of Dairy Science and Technology across all areas of the agri-food sector to the mutual benefit of milk producers, dairy processors, food retailers and consumers. The SDT is the recognised body fostering scientific and technological developments in the Dairy industries of the UK and Ireland. It also has wider international representation through overseas members drawn from other EU countries and further afield. The Society is an active member of the Brussels-based International Dairy Federation (IDF) and a member of the management board of the United Kingdom IDF.
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA)
The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association gives voice to Wisconsin Dairy processors on national and state issues that impact on their business. WCMA is an active advocate for fair and reasonable legislation and regulation both in Washington DC and in Wisconsin. Through internal newsletters and constant communication with national media, WCMA seeks to maintain a positive climate for Wisconsin cheese and butter manufacturers and marketers. This representation is complemented by workshops, seminars and special services to improve member businesses. WCMA is a non-profit trade association made energetic and active by enthusiastic member participation.
International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)
The IDFA represents US Dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies. IDFA is composed of 3 constituent organisations: Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), National Cheese Institute (NCI) and International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA’s 200 Dairy processing members and their 175 divisions, subsidiaries and joint ventures run nearly 600 plant operations. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the US. In addition 330 member companies provide processing equipment and supplies, packaging equipment and materials, ingredients and a wide variety of products and services to the Dairy processing industry. 15 state and regional trade associations are also members of IDFA.
Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT)
SFHT was established in 1979 as an independent body whose role is to offer support through membership to anyone involved in food hygiene and technology issues. SOFHT is led by a high profile voluntary board of directors who are committed to food hygiene and technology issues throughout the entire foods chain and are striving to meet the needs of members whether they are food manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers or wholesalers. The Society membership covers a cross section of the food industry from market leaders through to individuals, offering a platform for like-minded people to share ideas, viewpoints and concerns through topical events or the Society’s communications.
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish state development agency focused on transforming Irish industry. Their core mission is to accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets resulting in increased national and regional prosperity. Through their extensive network of 13 Irish and 32 international offices, Enterprise Ireland works with their clients to assist them to compete and grow.
Plato Ireland is the business support forum for owner managers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) facing the challenges of today’s business world. Through a unique partnership with large “parent” companies, Plato provides SMEs with facilitated group learning, specialist expertise and advice, networking opportunities, business development training and cross border activities.
it@cork is a not-for-profit industry organisation that supports businesses that have a core dependency on information technology in the Cork region. It provides a forum for businesses to share best practices and to network. It also supports the promotion of the Cork region to external investors and works with other regional stakeholders to promote IT related opportunities. The network organises monthly information and networking events for its members and annually hosts the largest IT conference outside Dublin.
Small Firms Association (SFA)
The Small Firms Association is the national Irish organisation dedicated to exclusively representing the needs of small enterprises. The SFA provides economic, commercial, employee relations and social affairs advice and assistance.
Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation (IBEC)
IBEC, the umbrella body for Ireland’s leading business groups and associations, is the national voice of Irish business and employers. IBEC works to shape policies and influence decision making in a way that develops and protects members’ interests and contribute to the development and maintenance of an economy that promotes enterprise and productive employment. IBEC represents members’ interests to government, state agencies, the trade unions, other national interest groups and the general public. IBEC also works on behalf of Irish business and employers at European level to ensure that European policy is compatible with the objectives for the development of the Irish economy.