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06.09.2016
 

REGISTER NOW for the CECE Congress 2016: New speakers confirmed!

PRAGUE – Top speakers from in- and outside the sector have confirmed to take part in the 2016 edition of the Congress! Leaders from the industry such as Rolf Jenny (Ammann), Antonio Marzia (CNH Industrial), Phil Layton (JCB), Christina Lindbäck (NCC AB), Jim Green (Trimble), Martin Lehner (Wacker Neuson), Sebastian Bauer (BAUER Maschinen GmbH), Tomas Kuta (Volvo CE), Andrew Allen (Bosch), Martin Knoetgen (Doosan), Hakan Ilhan (LiuGong Dressta Machinery) and Dino Leistenschneider...

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06.09.2016
 

CECE Classics: Economic Forum

PRAGUE – The CECE Economic Forum, moderated by David Phillips Managing Director, Off-Highway Research, will provide an update on the general scenario of our sector. Authoritative speakers including David Vavra (OGResearch), Janos Gaspar (Buildecon) and Chris Sleight (Off-Highway Research) will shed light on the state of the macro economy, as well as construction industry perspectives. The second part of the Economic Forum is to be moderated by Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA...

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06.09.2016
 

CECE Classics: Technical Forum

PRAGUE – The CECE Technical Forum will take place on the last day of the CECE Congress and will be moderated by Malcolm Kent, Senior Technical Consultant at CEA, the UK Construction Equipment Association. The first session of this year’s forum will be dedicated to the challenges of Electrification, with participation of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Geimer from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Martin Lehner, CTO and deputy CEO of Wacker Neuson, Uwe Müller, Chief Project...

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06.09.2016
 

CECE Regulatory Update

PRAGUE – The 2016 edition of the CECE Congress also features the Regulatory Update session, moderated by Dale Camsell, Group Regulatory Compliance Manager, Terex, chairman of the CECE Technical Commission and Leader of the CECE Project Team Visibility, and supported by the other CECE Project Team Leaders who will give an overview of the main dealings and priorities of the CECE regulatory work. More info: roma.guziak@cece.eu

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06.09.2016
 

Enrico Prandini (UNACEA) new CECE first vice-president

ROME – CECE member UNACEA has nominated Enrico Prandini, head of Komatsu Italy, as new first vice-president for CECE, following an internal reshuffle of tasks and responsibilities within the Italian association. Prandini has extensive experience in the construction equipment world as well as within trade associations. Since 2009 he has been CEO of the Komatsu Italian manufacturing company based in Este (near Padua), called today Komatsu Italia Manufacturing. He is vice-president of UNACEA....

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06.09.2016
 

Sonia Schikowsky to leave CECE assistant role

BRUSSELS – Sonia, CECEs trusted assistant for the past 3.5 years, has moved three doors down the offices corridor in the ‘Diamant’ building to take up a new role with her employer, VDMA. As she’s staying close by, the transition will be gradual. Sonia is, for instance, still supporting us during the CECE Congress in Prague. Your inquiries related to the office, meetings, administration and other practical matters, should from now on be sent to the email address info@cece.eu. Most tasks...

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06.09.2016
 

Commission launches public consultation on market surveillance

BRUSSELS – DG GROW, the Commissions’ directorate for industry and internal market, has launched a public consultation on ideas to improve the enforcement of and compliance with EU technical legislation. This consultation is addressed to business stakeholders, market surveillance authorities, and other interested parties, and runs until the 31st of October 2016. More information can be found at the following link. CECE is liaising with other European sector associations and collecting input...

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06.09.2016
 

CECE Quarterly Economic Bulletin and Technical Bulletin published

BRUSSELS – Don’t miss the two latest CECE publications! The CECE Quarterly Economic Bulletin provides an update on the situation of the European construction equipment markets in the previous quarter. Amongst the reoccurring chapters on the construction sector, the equipment market and the global macro-economic outlook, the August edition of the publication focusses also on foreign trade. The August edition of the CECE Technical Bulletin summarises and reports on the 26th Joint Technical...

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06.09.2016
 

Road Circulation: On track

BRUSSELS – CECE is analysing the final report of the consultant, Ecorys, that conducted a study for the Commission on the subject of road circulation, which was published just before summer. The main conclusions state that the non-harmonisation of requirements for road approval of mobile machinery causes considerable differences across EU Member States and therefore harms the correct functioning of the Single Market. It leads to barriers to EU markets particularly for SMEs. It also leads to...

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06.09.2016
 

New Project Team on Machine Safety kick-offs

BRUSSELS – The new CECE Project Team monitoring the study ahead of the pending review of the Machinery Directive will have its kick-off meeting on 14th September 2016. On the agenda is the scrutiny of the consultant’s questionnaires that will be addressed to the public, to industry associations and companies. Also input related to the revised guide of the Machinery Directive will be addressed. More info: Stephan.belaen@cece.eu

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06.09.2016
 

Outdoor noise position paper almost finalised

BRUSSELS – The CECE Project Team dealing with a potential revision of the Outdoor Noise Directive is finalising the CECE position on the study that has been conducted by the Odelia consortium for the Commission, with detailed comments for all product groups concerned. The position will be presented by the CECE Office at the upcoming Noise Experts Working Group meeting where the Commission, the member states, notified bodies and Industry meet. More info: Stephan.belaen@cece.eu

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06.09.2016
 

Lead-battery users support exemption request for lead compounds

BRUSSELS – EUROBAT, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Batteries Manufacturers, is urging the European Commission to use its discretion to grant an exemption from the authorization requirement of REACH for use of lead compounds in battery manufacturing. CECE, together with other end-users of lead batteries, supports the EUROBAT position paper that can be download here. Indeed, four lead compounds - lead monoxide, lead tetroxide, pentalead tetraoxide sulphate and tetralead...

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06.09.2016
 

Stage V - CECE guidance work in progress

BRUSSELS – The PT Engines group of CECE, together with technical experts from the European sister associations, will work intensively in the coming months to help achieve a better understanding of the regulatory text of the newly adopted Stage V for non-road engines emissions. CECE members have started to compile their questions and concerns regarding the implementation of the new legislation. Priority is to identify what has changed compared to the previous regulation and what are the new...

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06.09.2016
 

CECE partner exhibition news: INTERMAT goes ASEAN

PARIS/BANGKOK – INTERMAT, the international trade show for construction equipment known from its exhibition cycle in Paris, France, has joined up with IMPACT, a Thai trade show organizer, to create INTERMAT ASEAN for the Asian region. The first edition will take place in Bangkok from 8-10 June 2017. ASEAN is one of the world’s fastest growing regions and the development of the infrastructure network is essential for the advancement of the countries. INTERMAT ASEAN will present a complete...

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06.09.2016
 

CECE partner exhibition news: M&T Expo signs up for ‘bronze’

BRUSSELS/SAO PAULO – Sobratema, the Brasilian construction equipment trade association and organiser of the Latin American exhibition M&T Expo has signed a ‘bronze’ international exhibition partnership agreement with CECE, renewing its long-standing cooperation with CECE under the new partnership system launched by CECE in 2015. M&T Expo follows in the footsteps of Samoter (also bronze), CTT Moscow (‘silver’) as well as Intermat and bauma who both signed up for a ‘gold’...

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06.09.2016
 

CECE partner exhibition news: registrations open for the Samoter Innovation Award

VERONA – The Innovation Award is organized by SaMoTer-Veronafiere with the technical contribution of C.N.R. – Imamoter. Competition’s purpose is to select and promote an international “showcase” for technical and technological development in the construction equipment sector with the intention of rewarding the results of innovative investments and offering professionals the chance to extend their knowledge of the technical-construction and functional evolution affecting various...

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06.09.2016
 

CECE partner exhibition news: bauma China 2016 approaching

SHANGHAI – The 8th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles will take place on 22-25 November 2016 in Shanghai. Bauma China will give you a comprehensive look at Asia's construction-machinery industry and new impulse for your business success. See for yourself! More information: www.bauma-china.com

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