The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association Limited (JMA) was established in 1947 as a limited liability company to promote the development of the manufacturing sector and increase its contribution to the socio-economic welfare of the country by creating jobs and improving the standard of living for all. Today, the Association represents manufacturers in seven manufacturing sub-sectors as well as institutions and organizations that provide services to these sectors.
To serve our members through the efficient delivery of quality service that will impact positively on the development of the manufacturing sector, our employees, our associates, whilst contributing to the society.
The JMA has a Board with representation from twenty-two companies. The Executive is made up of the President, Deputy President, Treasurer, Vice Presidents, Immediate Past President and the Executive Director.
There are three categories of membership:Ordinary Members:
Should be engaged in manufacturing; be a registered company with Articles and Memorandum of Association
· Individuals, firms, partnerships or companies which provide service to the manufacturing sector
· Associations engaged or interested in any business in Jamaica and acceptable as such to the Board of Directors.
Micro and Small Members:
Manufacturers employing 1-5 persons, in operation for less than seven (7) years with gross annual sales not exceeding J$10 million.