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03.05.2016
 

Agreement found on NRMM exhaust emissions regulation

BRUSSELS -- Member States’ representatives and the European Parliament's Environment Committee have approved on 22 April and 26 of April respectively the compromise agreement found earlier in the month on the new engine exhaust emissions regulation for non-road mobile machinery. The EP Committee’s press release can be found here and the communication from the EP rapporteur through the following link. The ‘green light’ to the text from both member states and Parliament is a big step...

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03.05.2016
 

Message to TTIP negotiators: secure cooperation on standardisation

BRUSSELS -- CECE, in unison with other industry associations, has repeated its concern to the European Commission on the lack of progress regarding a sectorial chapter for the engineering and machinery industry in TTIP, the transatlantic trade agreement, and alerted to the need for deeper cooperation in standardization matters as well. CECE co-signed a letter with Orgalime, CEMA and other parties to stress that any steps in regulatory cooperation should be accompanied by a corresponding...

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03.05.2016
 

New CECE Machinery Project Team

BRUSSELS – CECE has installed a new project team called PT “Machinery” to focus on the Commission’s evaluation study related to the machinery directive (2006/42/EC). The aim of the study is to evaluate the performance of the Directive, to assess the extent to which it is meeting its objectives, to determine the extent to which it is currently fit for purpose and to identify areas for improvement, with a view to potential revision. The study will look especially into 9 product...

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03.05.2016
 

High-level Strategic Forum for Construction meets in Brussels

BRUSSELS -- Last 14 April DG Grow organised the 4th meeting of the High Level Tripartite Strategic Forum for Construction. The forum took stock of the implementation of the Construction 2020 Action Plan and defined input to the Ministerial Conference on Construction that will take place on 15-16 September. From the actions in progress the Commission highlighted the public consultation on the EU legislation for the construction sector, the demolition waste protocol related to circular economy...

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03.05.2016
 

REFIT: Sectoral Fitness Check of the construction sector

BRUSSELS -- In the framework of the REFIT programme (European Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance check) the Commission has launched the Roadmap for the construction sector that can be found in the following link. The objective of this Sectoral Fitness Check is to evaluate the efficiency, the coherence and effectiveness of a selected EU legislative text regarding the objectives of a more competitive and sustainable construction sector with a particular focus on SMEs. To give...

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03.05.2016
 

German vice-chancellor stresses importance of technical education during tour of bauma

MUNICH — Sigmar Gabriel, the German minister for Economy and vice-chancellor, emphasised the importance of educating the workforce of the future in technical careers such as construction equipment during his opening tour of the bauma exhibition in Munich last month. “Both the construction sector and the machinery industry are central to the German economy”, said Gabriel. “The equipment industry offers excellent career perspectives and I’m glad to see that so many manufacturers are...

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03.05.2016
 

Large interest in CECE McKinsey seminar at bauma

MUNICH -- Over 130 industry representatives and a dozen trade journalists participated on 13th April in the joint seminar offered by CECE and McKinsey, launching the new McKinsey and Company report on the construction equipment sector. A panel of OEMs and experts (picture) discussed the main trends and conclusions. CECE had contributed to the report through a survey of member companies and input from an Expert panel. The European construction equipment industry is confidently looking towards...

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03.05.2016
 

bauma and CECE sign Gold partnership agreement

MUNICH — Messe München and CECE signed a Gold exhibition partnership agreement during the bauma trade fair in Munich last month. CECE president Bernd Holz and Messe München CEO Klaus Dittrich (picture, right and left respectively) posed for a short ceremony and pictures in front of the CECE Steering Group, consisting of the presidents and managing directors of the CECE national member associations. The partnership fits in the long standing tradition of cooperation between the international...

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03.05.2016
 

26th Joint Technical Liaison Meeting convenes in Germany

AUGSBURG -- A large delegation of CECE companies and member associations participated in the 26th JTLM (Joint Technical Liaison Meeting), organized by CECE in Augsburg from the 6th to the 8th of April, right before the bauma fair. During the JTLM, information on current legislative and normative activities in the EU, US, Latin-America, Japan, Korea, China, Pacific Rim, India and other main relevant countries was exchanged. It was a fruitful meeting with more than 40 participants from all main...

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03.05.2016
 

CECE liaises with iCEMA at bauma

MUNICH -- During bauma CECE met a delegation of the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association iCEMA. CECE was asked and will provide information on the EU approach in the field of safety, emissions, skills etc. in order to develop best work practices for for the entire range of construction, earth moving and mining machinery in India. CECE was also invited to provide input for the development of a test centre which will be funded by the Indian Government. The test centre will...

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03.05.2016
 

CECE meets associations from around the world

MUNICH — High-level delegations of the construction equipment associations in China, India, South-Korea, Japan, the United States and Europe met for their annual International Association Committee (IAC) meeting during bauma last month. They shared information on the main regulatory and policy developments in their respective country/region, as well as market and economic trends, and discussed various other matters of common interest. Participants also reflected on the work of the...

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03.05.2016
 

Steering Group approves CECE Work Programme 2016

MUNICH — The CECE Steering Group, bringing together the presidents and managing directors of the national member associations, approved the CECE Work Programme for 2016 during its recent meeting at bauma. Chaired by CECE president Bernd Holz, the CECE members signed off the achievements of the Executive Committee and the CECE team in 2015 and confirmed the association’s priorities for the running year. Main points on the agenda were the CECE technical and regulatory work, CECE...

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03.05.2016
 

CECE Product Group Hydraulic Attachment Tools meets at bauma

MUNICH -- CECE Product Group Hydraulic Attachment Tools met on April 14th at bauma with an attendance of 20 participants. Central focus of the discussions was again statistics: CECE's worldwide hydraulic breakers exchange just introduced a new classification dimension (following working tool diameter). The ambition for 2016 is to start an exchange on hydraulic plate compactors. The next meeting will take place at CECE Congress on October 7th. For more information, contact:...

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03.05.2016
 

CECE Tower cranes Product Group meets at bauma

MUNICH – The CECE tower cranes product group met last 12 April at the bauma construction trade fair premises. The meeting, chaired by Ms. Amaia Susperregui Insausti (JASO), focused on the sector’s market trends providing a good overview worldwide. The participants welcomed the exchange and fixed the next meeting on 13 October 2016. Mr. Luca Nutarelli (Secretary General of UNACEA) will take over the group’s coordination within CECE. Info: belen.bravo@cece.eu

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03.05.2016
 

Innovative strength – bauma Innovation Awards

MUNICH -- On 10th April 2016 the bauma Innovation Awards ceremony was held. Every three years the German construction industry, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and Messe München organise the bauma Innovation Awards. Organisers honor research and development teams of companies and universities who have developed cutting-edge technology of high practical use to market-readiness for the construction equipment, building material and mining industries, focusing on the environment,...

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03.05.2016
 

Business Climate Index April 2016

BRUSSELS -- After an interruption in March, the CECE Barometer index continued its recovery in April 2016 to reach the highest value since May 2014. Sales in Europe saw a strong growth impulse, which indicates good business in connection with bauma exhibition. In general, the gap between European and non-European markets seems to widen again: All countries in core Europe are regarded positive at the moment, with Germany, the UK, and Scandinavia being seen most optimistic. Only the Turkish and...

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03.05.2016
 

Getting ready for CTT Moscow

MOSCOW -- The 17th edition of the International Show of Construction Equipment and Technologies, CTT is taking place from 31 May – 4 June in Moscow. Since its foundation in 2000, the CTT has rapidly developed into the most important trade fair for construction machinery, construction equipment and technology in Russia and the CIS. Its concept offers international machinery and equipment manufacturers the opportunity of entering the markets of Russia and the...

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