The Association of Engineering Technology - Association of Interests (former Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers of Engineering Technology-Association of Interests) was founded on June 22, 1990. The founder was 21 organizations from the Czech and Slovak Republics involved in the production, research and sale of machine tools and forming machines. Among the founders were well-known brands such as TOS, MAS, ZPS, ,,meral, etc.
In particular, the Association was founded on the promotion and protection of the common interests of its members in order to coordinate their synergies in all areas where the common procedure is effective in the implementation of entrepreneurial plans. At present, SST brings together most companies and organizations operating in the Czech Republic. Within the Czech Republic, more than 70 % of the production of machine tools and forming machines are covered by the enterprises associated in the Association. There is also other SST production, such as woodworking machines, pressure casting machines, hydraulic devices, ball screws and nuts, motors, tools and gauges.