We are happy to announce that the new international ETIM release ETIM 9.0 is now officially published!
ETIM 9.0 is published in the XML format ETIM IXF, but we also offer a version in MS Excel and CSV. All formats are available in ETIM English on our website in the download section, where you can also find the format description. For other languages please ask your local ETIM office.
At this moment it is fully available in English and German, the other languages will be updated to the current release by the national ETIM organizations and implemented into the ETIM database as soon as available.
The new ETIM 9.0 release is the result of in total 4879 requests for change (RFC), a lot of these are only small changes, but also there are many classes that have been profoundly restructured, like electronic taps (mixers) that have been merged in the classes for mechanical taps. Also there have been 203 new classes added. To see all the changes, you have to look into the available difference reports (for members only) in detail, or consult our online CMT tool.
Some statistics on number of classes per sector etc. see below, many classes for more general products are attributed to multiple sectors.