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The IMDS Steering Committee published a new page with information on Critical Raw Materials (CRM).



IMDS Newsletter 55 on SCIP is available now.

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Vitesco Technologies separated from Continental Automotive

From 16th of March 2021 on, Vitesco Technologies will have its own company representation in IMDS (separate from Continental Automotive).

New IMDS company ID for Vitesco Technologies: 220896 (will be used as of 16th of March)

Old IMDS company ID for Vitesco Technologies: 271 (will be used until 11th of March)

Both, Continental Automotive and Vitesco Technologies, are planning a system downtime between 12th – 15th of March 2021.

This is necessary to ensure the smooth transfer of legacy IMDS data.

The company ID 271 will remain for Continental Automotive.

Especially to all suppliers of Vitesco Technologies: Please be prepared for the upcoming changes.



IMDS Helpdesk China Service Arrangement during Spring Festival

As 2021 Spring Festival approaches, we would like to remind you that the IMDS Helpdesk Service in China will be closed from Thursday, February 11th to Wednesday, February 17th and will resume normal operation on Thursday, February 18th, 2021. Additionally, on Feb. 7th (Sun.) and Feb. 20th (Sat.), normal service support will be provided.  

The IMDS Helpdesk China would like to take this opportunity to extend their Spring Festival greetings to everyone and wishes all the best in the Year of the Ox.



Prolongation of IMDS Release 13.0 test period and new go-live date May 19th, 2021

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

we would like to inform you about the IMDS Steering Committee decision to postpone the IMDS Release 13.0 on production from March 10th, 2021 to May 19th, 2021.

The IMDS Release 13.0 schedule has been very tight for all parties involved due to the late finalization of requirements by ECHA, the required time for IMDS-Advanced Interface (IMDS-AI) relevant development and the time needed for necessary adjustments to in-house systems of suppliers and manufacturers.

Therefore, in-house integrators asked for a prolongation of the integration and test period for IMDS Release 13.0. This would lead to a postponement of IMDS Release 13.0.

On the other hand, many companies are waiting for the implementation of SCIP submission functions in IMDS. This has also been addressed and taken into consideration.

However, after balancing all the requirements, the IMDS Steering Committee yesterday decided to prolong the IMDS Release 13.0 test period by about two months. The new go-live date for the IMDS production environment will be 19th May, 2021.

With this Release postponement, the following changes will be delayed:

  • Rec019 MDSs deactivation - postponed to 19th May 2021
  • Material Classification deactivations - postponed to 19th May 2021

Furthermore, the Metal Wizard function will be shifted to the next Release after IMDS Release 13.0.



The following file contains a list of substances which were added to the REACH Candidate List of SVHCs and will be marked SVHC in IMDS on 10th February 2021.

REACH Candidate List Update (SVHC) February 2021