LONMARK International has announced the European expansion of its affiliation programme, with the addition of LONMARK France and LONMARK Italy. Both organisations are converting from their successful roots as LonUsers' groups to join the growing LONMARK's Affiliation programme.

LONMARK affiliates are independent, non-profit associations representing the local interests of LONMARK International and their members. Affiliate associations are better equipped to support the local needs of LONMARK members, such as language and customs, legal and regulatory issues. LONMARK France and Italy join Denmark, Switzerland and UK as pre-existing LonUsers organisations that joined the Affiliation Programme. Other members are operating successfully in the Americas and Japan, while several affiliates are forming in Australia, China, Germany, Korea, Russia and Singapore.