AEM and CECE Sign International Exhibition Partnership Agreement

MILWAUKEE – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) have signed a cooperative agreement that will help promote visibility for AEM exhibitions worldwide and a positive global business environment for exhibitors as well as visitors.

Bernd Holz, CECE president and director of Ammann Verdichtung GmbH and Ammann sales director Europe, stated: “AEM and CECE are key partners on the international stage, both with regard to cooperation on regulatory matters as well as fostering business opportunities through major trade exhibitions around the world. With the new partnership agreement, we underline and reinforce our long-standing relations, keeping a clear focus on both our member companies’ needs. I’m looking forward to a successful partnership.”

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PRAGUE– Insightful debates and presentations, the right topics and themes, great networking and beautiful surroundings – these were some of the spontaneous comments from participants and speakers following the CECE Congress 2016 in Prague, held last month. 

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VERONA - SaMoTer, 30th International Earth-Moving and Building Machinery Exhibition. The Exhibition is a partner event in the cycle of European trade fairs sharing the patronage of CECE, which brings together earth moving and building machinery manufacturers associations.

UNIQUE - It is the only sector exhibition in Italy

STRATEGIC - It is the main landmark for the construction sector in Europe in 2017

HISTORIC - More than 50 years of experience serving the construction industry

NOT TO BE MISSED - It is the key event for all operators in the sector  

European construction machinery sector embraces digital transformation as driver of success

PRAGUE – “We can only be competitive long-term, sustainably, if we make sure we are the best. The European construction equipment industry is an example of technology leadership. Increasingly, our machines are ‘digitised’ and there is no escape from that. We must, and we are, embracing it. In fact, Europe as a whole must strive to be an engineering and digital powerhouse as well. It’s the right approach for our societies and economies going forward.”

This was the main message from CECE President Bernd Holz, addressing the CECE Congress 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic, gathering close to two hundred leaders from the construction equipment industry in Europe as well as technical experts, sales managers, trade press and international trade association representatives.

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Confident construction equipment industry ready to embrace shift in operational focus

MUNICH - The European construction equipment industry is confidently looking towards the future and ready to embrace the transition into the digital era, with a stronger-than-ever focus on technology leadership and customer needs. “We’ve used the past years to make our production leaner and sustain our strength to compete globally. Now, we are shifting from selling just steel and hydraulics to an offering of more all-integrated services to support customers in executing their work”, commented CECE president Bernd Holz. He spoke at a conference on the main findings from a new report on the European construction equipment sector, published  by McKinsey and Company. CECE contributed to the report through a survey of member companies.

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CECE Annual Economic Report 2016

The construction equipment sector saw a single-digit decline (-2.5%) in 2015, primarily attributable to the market situation in Russia. Overall, however, there were encouraging signs of improvements in machinery demand. Building construction equipment performed better than civil engineering equipment, earthmoving and road construction machinery. These are the main findings of the CECE Annual Economic Report 2016.

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