Welcome to CECE

Welcome to the New CECE website! CECE is the recognized organization representing and promoting the European construction equipment and related industries. At CECE we co-ordinate the views of National Associations and their members and aim at influencing the European/National Institutions. Our goal is to achieve a fair competitive environment via harmonized standards and regulations. 

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Next CECE Congress: Antwerp 15-17 October 2014

Construction Equipment Industry in an Agile World! Next CECE Congress will take place 15,16 and 17 October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel of Antwep, a splendid location for a successful event.
"Agility"is what our industry needs in order to adapt to new patterns. We need to be flexible in terms of management of people, demand, new products, new markets, changing volumes, change of products, change of buildings, change of customers’ requirements... We have to innovate in marketing, in production processes, product design… to become more flexible and remain profitable at global level!

Eric Lepine is the New President of CECE

As of January 1, 2014, Mr. Eric Lepine (Caterpillar France S.A.S. Managing Director) is chairing the Committee for European Construction Equipment. 
Eric has 3 main priorities for CECE : firstly, solve the matter of road regulation safety requirements’ harmonisation for non-road mobile machinery; secondly to ensure that industry’s needs are taken into account within the revision of the exhaust emissions’ legislation and finally the approval of the market surveillance legislation review, currently stuck at the European Council level.

Revision of legislation on Exhaust Emissions for NRMM

The European Commission is working on the revision of Directive 97/68, which regulates  exhaust emissions from and test procedure for the different types of engines. CECE contributed to the Public Consultation and Stakeholders meetings and provided precise inputs to the European Commission services. The industry is committed to continue its good cooperation with the EC in order to obtain a win-win situation for the industry AND for the environment. 

Latest news


EC 2030 Proposal for Climate and Energy Policy

On 22 January, the European Commission presented its new 2030 framework...


EU “Renaissance” without Market Surveillance

The European Commission has adopted on 22 January 2014 the communication...


EC on Harmonisation of Industrial Products

On 22 January 2014, the Commission adopted its vision for the internal...


Hydraulic attachment tool manufacturers join forces

CECE, the European Construction Equipment Committee has broadened its...

Our positions


CECE Position on Replacement Engines

It seems as if the existing Directive 97/68/EC replacement...


CECE Position on WEEE II - RoHS II

During the recast of the WEEE Directive and the RoHS...


Joint Position on the Proposal for a Regulation on the Market Surveillance...

The machinery industries hope that the Council, the...


CECE Position on Revision of Directive 97/68/EC

The European Commission is currently revising Directive...


Position Paper on harmonization of the road circulation requirements for...

Manufacturers of non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) are faced...


CECE Business Climate Index

The March 2014 results of the monthly CECE Business Climate Index indicate the continuation of the upward trend. The index, which aggregates the evaluations of the sector regarding the current business situation as well as the expectations for the next 6 months, has been rising for the past 5 months. Three out of four of the participating European industry leaders expect the next half year to bring further increases in demand for construction equipment – mainly in Europe and North-America.