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About MESA

Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International has been helping the global manufacturing community use information technology to achieve business results through premier educational and research programs, best practice sharing, and networking since 1992. MESA is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit trade association.


The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA International™) is a global community of industry thought leaders actively driving business improvement through the effective application of technology and best practices.

We are a 30+ year-old nonprofit organization focused on Smart Manufacturing and the business value of converging Information Technology, Operations Technology, and emerging technology to improve industrial operations.

We accomplish this through:

  • Facilitating collaboration and innovation through global communities who effectively use the MESA Smart Manufacturing Model.
  • Generating best-practice guidance which drives greater productivity and profitability in industrial enterprises.
  • Educating on these topics through the MESA Global Education Program.


Our vision is to be the leading association for the advancement of Smart Manufacturing technologies and best practices globally across all industrial sectors. We will empower manufacturers, producers, and industrial operators of all sizes to achieve operational excellence, drive sustainable growth, and deliver superior value to customers through the transformative power of Smart Manufacturing.

MESA will continue to deliver relevant, unbiased, actionable content. In doing so, we strive to become the most trusted source for learning, sharing, and creation of best practices for Smart Manufacturing. This helps industry to achieve advanced market offerings, optimized operations, and agile responses to the market.