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NEWS 2016


On December, 13th, 2016 the HUF companies in IMDS will be merged into the HUF Group (ID 87707).
These will be the IMDS-IDs for the new organization units:

Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG 172725
HUF Elektronics Düsseldorf GmbH 173846
HUF Elektronics Bretten GmbH 173104
HUF Tools GmbH 173844
HUF UK Ltd. 173144
HUF Polska Sp Z o. o.  173140
HUF Portuguesa, LDA 173134
HUF España S.A. 173133
HUF Romania S.R.L.                      173142
HUF do Brasil Ltda   173143
HUF Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.  173139
HUF North America Automotive Parts Manufacturing, Corp.  - 173137
HUF North America Die Cast Corp.   173138
HUF India Pvt. Ltd.  173135
Yantai Huf Automotive Lock Co.,Ltd.                                   173845
Shanghai Huf Automotive Lock Co., Ltd 173847
Changchun Huf Automotive Lock Co.,Ltd.  173136
HUF Korea Limited 173141
Chongqing Huf Automotive Systems Co. Ltd. 174462


Today, based on the current planning of HPE, the IMDS Steering Committee confirmed that the IMDS Chemistry Manager function (not activated with IMDS Release 11.0 on 12th/13th November 2016) will be rolled out on the IMDS Production server during the weekend 14th/15th January 2017.


At the end of this month, on 30th November 2016, the following three substances will be deactivated/hidden in IMDS:

CAS Nr. Name Proposed action Comments
109-72-8 Butyllithium Delete User requested the addition of this substance in error - they have since confirmed it is not used in their product
63918-97-8 Lead styphnate Hide and use Replace function to direct Users to the current CAS for this substance - 15245-44-0 This is a superseded CAS - no longer valid


Lead, bis(carbonato(2-))dihydroxytri Hide and use Replace function to direct Users to the current CAS for this substance - 1319-46-6 This is a superseded CAS - no longer valid


44th official IMDS Newsletter available.
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IMDS Release 11.0 was rolled out during this week-end of November 12th/13th, 2016.

However, the IMDS Chemistry Manager module had to be deactivated for this rollout so that this functionality is not available yet within IMDS Release 11.0.

We were forced to take this step during the rollout as precaution measure in order to ensure IMDS Release 11.0 will be available on time as announced and regular IMDS operations will not be further impacted.

Of course we are working to resolve the occurred issues so that we can activate the IMDS Chemistry Manager as soon as possible. We will keep you informed.


MAN Truck & Bus AG updated their IMDS Supplier information. You can find more information in the section "OEM Specific Information".


Volkswagen updated their IMDS Supplier information. You can find more information in the section "OEM Specific Information".


Changes in HPE company details on January 1st, 2017

Due to the announced Spin-Off and Merge of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company’s Enterprise Services (ES) Business with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) our organization will change effective January 1, 2017. All contracts for IMDS services are part of this organizational change and are transferred from Hewlett-Packard GmbH to the newly founded company EntServ Deutschland GmbH.

Please use our updated company information to setup our company as a supplier or to change the existing data in your systems. Please ensure that all purchase orders for IMDS services are addressed to the new EntServ Deutschland GmbH from January 1, 2017 onwards. The new company will start its operational business and will send all invoices with the new name from January 1, 2017.


We are happy to welcome StreetScooter as a new member in IMDS. StreetScooter as a producer of electronic vehicles is specialized on vehicles for short-distance operations with focus on tailored solutions for logistics. (Company ID 144039)


DAF Trucks updated the IMDS User document. You can find more information in the section "OEM Specific Information".


GM renamed following of their IMDS company accounts to reflect the latest organization status. The rename is an administrative adaption only and does not change the respective IMDS Company ID nor impact any IMDS submission.

General Motors- Powertrain [5754] was renamed to General Motors NA - Global Propulsion Systems [5754]

GM Powertrain Europe - Opel Powertrain GmbH [17441] was renamed to GM Europe - Global Propulsion Systems [17441]

Adam Opel GmbH [104] was renamed to Adam Opel [104]


Suzuki updated the IMDS User document. You can find more information in the section "OEM Specific Information".


The European IMDS Service Center now also supports email requests in Portuguese.


AIAG "IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference" October 11-12, 2016 in Novi/Michigan

Download the following document for more information:

https://public.mdsystem.com/documents/10906/14738/pdficon.png/a3fbbcc6-54c5-425f-9f05-34d920d6ded0?t=1379510602740AIAG 2016 IMDS Conference

Are you interested in IMDS Training in the US?


We are glad to announce that DAF Trucks has joined the IMDS. (Company ID 7740)

DAF Trucks Supplier information


We are glad to announce that PT Astra Honda Motor has joined the IMDS. (Company ID 170753)


Meet us at the AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing

HPE's IMDS Senior Consultant Chuck LePard is one of the presenters at the upcoming AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing V on August 2, 2016, in Southfield, Michigan. Discuss with Chuck the Evolution of Future of Global Conflict Minerals Reporting. Find here the Agenda for this event and register to attend.


Toyota updated its IMDS documentation for suppliers. You can find more information the Help category "OEM Specific Information".


IMDS Release 11.0 is planned to go online on November, 12th/13th 2016 (during a weekend). Please get informed about enhancements in the Release Notes 11.0.


Renault updated its supplier information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".


FCA US LLC updated their IMDS guidance document. Please refer to the updated document on FAQ.


The following substance was added to the Candidate List of SVHCs and will be marked SVHC in IMDS on 8th July 2016.

CAS-Nr. 50-32-8, Name Benzo[def]chrysene)


As announced previously, today the update of the Application Codes was carried out in IMDS. Please see the news entry from 31-May-2016 for more information on this. Under FAQ > Category MDS Ingredients Screen, question "Is there any further explanation as to how to select an Application ID?" you can find the relevant documents.


Honda updated their IMDS guidance document. Please refer to the updated guidance FAQ.


On Tuesday, 14th June 2016, the following changes and amendments will be applied to the IMDS Application Codes:

  1. The current 8(f) Application Code will be deactivated and replaced by two new codes:

8(f) (a) - Lead in compliant pin connector systems
8(f) (b) - Lead in compliant pin connector systems other than the mating area of vehicle harness connectors

  1. There will be a wording change of "Lead in solders for soldering in laminated glazing" to "Lead in solders for soldering of laminated glazing". Where these exist, current (e.g. 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), etc) numbers will be moved to the beginning of the application text. For both amendments existing application data entries for MDSs will match automatically. The related Application IDs do not change.
  2. In the MDS Detail screen, where applications can be selected, a link to the Application Code Guidance Document by the Automotive OEMs will be added so it can be accessed directly from there.


Volvo Cars updated their supplier documentation under OEM specific information.


In the Help category OEM Specific Information you will find Ford Motor Company's RSMS Rollout Package 2016.


"2016 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit" April 27-28, 2016 in Novi/Michigan

More information: AIAG 2016 IMDS Conference

Sustainability: The Automotive Advantage - Article by Chuck LePard, HPE Senior Consultant


On 15th April 2016, the latest GADSL update will be implemented in IMDS incorporating the following changes to the IMDS basic substance list:

  GADSL Update April 2016 - PDF-File, 220 KB


New GM-specific supplier information

GM is updating GMW3059 and its related List of Restricted and Reportable Substances, CG4110.

Please be aware that this will change GM’s IMDS acceptance criteria.

GM will immediately stop accepting any IMDS entries containing

  • DecaBDE                   (CAS# 1163-19-5),
  • HBCD                        (CAS# 25637-99-4, 3194-55-6) and/or
  • LCPFAC/PFOA’s       (CAS# 3825-26-1, 335-95-5, 335-67-1),

unless a GMW3059 waiver form is provided together with the IMDS submission, stating the purpose for use and the suppliers plan to eliminate use, including the phase out timing.  Any such waivers cannot be in conflict with any regional regulatory requirements for which the products are sold.

GM is encouraging its suppliers to double check internally that the submitted IMDS data represents the current content of the parts delivered to GM.

GM appreciates your efforts and support in this important matter.


Renault updated its supplier information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".


On 1st February 2016, the IMDS Terms of Use and IMDS-AI contracts were amended to reflect the decision of the IMDS Steering Committee to allow the transfer of existing IMDS data, only via IMDS-AI to non-IMDS systems under certain specified conditions.

The security and confidentiality of the IMDS system is not affected

The new IMDS Terms of Use do not change the security of the IMDS system, nor do they change the data handling in IMDS. IMDS continues to be the solution for companies working in the automotive supply chain. The new Terms form a statutory framework that allows export of IMDS data for usage in other industries via the IMDS-AI interface. Sending an MDS report to a non-automotive company or manually copying supplier information from an IMDS screen remains prohibited. Companies can only export data they can view (i.e. have accepted or created). IMDS supply chain confidentiality rules continue to apply; Recipients will see only what is visible in IMDS, and supplier identity will not be disclosed. Data marked as confidential is not exported, and thus can never be forwarded outside IMDS. IMDS system behavior has not changed in any way.

IMDS using companies remain responsible for their usage of data obtained from IMDS

It must be stressed that the responsibility for transferring data obtained from IMDS (e.g. via IMDS-AI linkage to external or in-house systems) remains with each IMDS user. Each data-forwarding company is responsible for adhering to the agreed-upon rules in the Terms of Use, especially in ensuring the target system meets the requirement criteria for receipt of IMDS information. These criteria can be found on the IMDS Information pages.

Finally, please understand that we at HPE continue to care for IMDS system security, while you as the users remain responsible for secure IMDS data handling, i.e. to ensure the data is sent only to solutions that meet the required criteria.

The only one responsible to ensure your IMDS company and supplier data is secure is YOU! With this amendment to the Terms of Use, the IMDS Steering Group gives IMDS companies more leeway to leverage IMDS information, but does not absolve you of your responsibility to protect the information.


With IMDS Release 10.0, a check was introduced for MMDSs containing warnings. These could no longer be published, because, in the case of publishing, all warnings would automatically be converted into errors. Due to special cases for some of the material suppliers, this check will be deactivated on 10th March 2016. However, Warning-free MMDSs are treated as “Preferred MMDSs” and the GUI (entry fields etc.) will not be changed.


SAIC GM put together more instructions for their suppliers. More information can be found under FAQ - OEM-specific Info - SAIC GM.


Chrysler LLC was renamed to FCA US LLC (Company ID 71459) in IMDS.


Next CLEPA Materials Regulations Event on 20th April 2016 near Frankfurt/Germany

The next CLEPA Materials Regulations Event will be held on 20 April 2016, in Germany in the Frankfurt area, at the Bad Homburg KongressCenter in the Kurhaus. More information…


Because IMDS is supported by the Automobile OEMs, the following text is added to the MDS Report in line with the IMDS Terms of Use and its latest update effective 1st February 2016:

“This report is for internal Automotive industry use only. Distribution to non-Automotive clients is a violation of the Terms of Use, and is not permitted. Parsing is not allowed.“


We are glad to announce that Karma has joined the IMDS. (Company ID 85985)

Karma's IMDS announcement


In January 2016 Ford will replace its internal IMDS data management system (GMIR and GMIR Supplier Portal) with an all new Global Materials Management system (GMM).

Detailed information can be found under OEM-specific information - Ford