The Member is free to practise the Metalock Process in the area designated and licensed to him by M.I.A. as the official Member for the territory he will be the only Company supplied with the original ISO 9001 approved material and process.
All Metalock licences are simultaneously renewable every five years without any further charge subject to the territory being developed and worked to the satisfaction of the Council of Management of M.I.A.
The Member has at all times access to technical information on the Metalock Process that has been compiled since the formation of M.I.A. in the year 1953
The Metalock International News is printed in English and Spanish and is published every year. Each Member Company is entitled to a free allocation of the News according to the Category of Membership.
A directory listing all Metalock Companies throughout the world showing addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, E-mail and website addresses can also be accessed through the M.I.A. website.
M.I.A. organises a Conference every year in a different country. Each Member Company is entitled to send a delegate plus wife to this Conference and M.I.A. pays the on the ground expenses for these two persons. The Member Company merely pays the fares to and from the Conference. This Conference is normally a four day affair and provides the opportunity for discussions, exchanges of views, solutions of technical problems etc.
The Metalock International Association is run on democratic lines. First of all it is a Company limited by guarantee and as such is a non-profit making organisation. It has an elected President, Vice President and two Councillors. These four persons form the Council of Management which is responsible for forming M.I.A. policies which are administered and carried out by the Association based at Lion Court, Staunton Harold Hall, Leicestershire in the United Kingdom.
M.I.A. is the perfect liaison between Metalock Company and customer should there be any difference of opinion over quality of work, cost of work etc. These cases rarely arise but we cannot recall one that was not settled to the satisfaction of all concerned.