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.

Don’t hesitate to download the press release and the report.

Getting ready for the International Show of Construction Equipment and Technologies

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 CIS and of surrounding regions. CTT is the leading construction event in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe offering an extensive range of innovative and technologically advanced construction equipment, machinery and technologies. 

Bernd Holz (Ammann, SVSS) takes up CECE Presidency

CECE, the European construction equipment manufacturers’ association has a new President, with Bernd Holz (Ammann) taking over from Eric Lepine (Caterpillar). “The CECE priorities for the next term include the completion of the new engine exhaust emissions legislation in all its technical detail, as well as activities in the fields of outdoor noise regulation and machine safety standards, including the drafting of a new standard for machine visibility”, said Holz.

CECE calls on EU legislators to conclude the engine emissions file for non-road mobile machinery very soon. 2015 was the target date for a final agreement between the EU Parliament and EU Council but discussions are still on-going. CECE is worried about a potential delay and calls on the negotiators to stick to the original planning as closely as possible. The Stage V introduction dates are challenging for construction equipment manufacturers and companies need urgently a final document to facilitate the production of new-stage machines in a secured manner. European engine emissions limits will soon be the strictest worldwide.

Please find the full press release here.

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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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