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04.02.2015
 

NRMM Exhaust Emissions: CECE seeks 6 month extension of the transition period

CECE has updated its position paper regarding the NRMM Exhaust Emissions directive, specifying that the sector seeks a 6 month extension of the transition period. The other key points in the CECE position paper remain unchanged: CECE asks to re-introduce the replacement engine provision as contained in the present exhaust emissions directive, and to secure the adoption of the new requirements by the end of 2015 in order to preserve the necessary lead-time. The industry, furthermore, supports...

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04.02.2015
 

Belén Bravo joins CECE

Belén Bravo has joined CECE in January as its new Technical Policy Manager, replacing Claudia Schöler. An industrial engineer by background, Belén has been working for five years in R&D for Arcelor Mittal and as Environmental policy advisor within EUROFER (European Steel Association) during the last five years. In CECE, she will coordinate technical policy activities related to environmental issues, including the engine exhaust emissions legislation, CO2, WEEE & RoHS and industrial...

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04.02.2015
 

CECE industry captains meet Director General of ‘DG GROW’

In a bid to raise awareness for the European construction equipment industry, Günther Hähn (Wirtgen) and Mick Mohan (JCB), respectively vice-president and member of the CECE High-level Technical Policy Advisory Group, and Sigrid de Vries, CECE secretary general, met last week with Daniel Calleja, director general of DG GROW, in Brussels. Calleja, under the previous European Commission already head of DG Enterprise, now leads the combined directorates general for Enterprise, Industry &...

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04.02.2015
 

Commission participates in HLTPAG meeting to discuss ‘servitization’

In an open exchange of views, the Commission’s director for the Internal Market of Goods, Valentina Superti, and one of her desk officers, joined the CECE High-level Technical Policy Advisory Group late January, to discuss its investigations into the ‘servitization of manufacturing’. The Commission is currently exploring if internal EU barriers to trade-in-services need to be tackled in order to further enhance the single market for goods. This, because it has noticed that advanced...

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04.02.2015
 

TTIP: Next round of negotiations 2-6 February 2015

The next round of negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is taking place in Brussels from 2-6 February 2015. Recently, the European Commission decided to disclose the texts of the negotiation’s documents. They indeed include a proposal from the European Commission to include the Engineering sector in the negotiations. However, the US remained quite silent on this specific topic, and would prefer to keep the negotiations at horizontal level. CECE has compiled a...

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04.02.2015
 

New Chairpersons in CECE Committees and Project Teams

As from January 2015, Dale Camsell from JCB is the new Chairman of the CECE Technical Commission (TC) for a period of 2 years. Camsell takes over from Jean-Jacques Janosch, who has led the TC for two consecutive terms. Also, Victoria Hutson from JCB will be the new Project Team Leader responsible for the Project Team dealing with the harmonization of road circulation regulations within the EU. Importantly, however, the CECE PT Noise still needs a Chairman urgently. CECE thanks Jean-Jacques...

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04.02.2015
 

New Chairperson for PG Tower Cranes

On 15th January 2015 Amaia Susperregui, Managing Director of Jaso, was unanimously elected as Chairwoman of the CECE Product Group Tower Cranes.   She replaces Peter Schiefer (CEO of Wolffkran), who served as Chair of the group for more than 3 years. Amaia has an amibitious agenda for her presidency, aiming at intensifyig cooperation with FEM for the technical matters, but also finding new synergies within the CECE group in order to increase its power and outreach. CECE thanks...

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04.02.2015
 

Commission identifies investment needs for TEN-T Network until 2030

The European Commission has published nine studies on the state of play and the development needs of the European TEN-T core network corridors. The studies have identified infrastructure development needs which represent approximately €700 billion of financial investment until 2030. This is the first time that tens of thousands kilometres of rail, road, inland waterway connections, ports, airports and other transport terminals have been studied in such a comprehensive way and with a common...

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04.02.2015
 

Road Circulation: study finally launched

The European Commission has announced that the contract for the study on the harmonisation of safety requirements for Non Road Mobile Machinery travelling occasionally on the road has been signed with Ecorys, an international company providing research, consultancy and management services. CECE welcomes this development as an important step towards filling the gap in the Internal Market represented by the lack of harmonization in this field, which is causing considerable administrative and...

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04.02.2015
 

Study on the revision of the Outdoor Noise Directive

The expected study on the revision of the Outdoor Noise Directive, that will be conducted with an external contractor, will probably start at the beginning of the second quarter of 2015. The contractor will study the limit values of equipment and will evaluate if they can be lowered. He will also look at the possibility to give limits to equipment that has currently only the obligation to label the sound power level. Potentially new equipment can also be included. The name of the contractor...

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04.02.2015
 

Paris-based trade fair Intermat 2015: preparations in full swing

The International Trade Fair Intermat is taking place from 20th to 25th April 2015 in Paris. France is the 2nd largest construction market in Europe, generating €206,6 Bn in annual sales. With over 66% of visitors from France, INTERMAT is the perfect place to develop business on the French market. Some of the major international companies are exhibiting their products at Intermat, confident in the high ROI they will get out of it. Looking at the past edition, a survey demonstrated that 87%...

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04.02.2015
 

CTT: get ready for Russian construction equipment exhibition

From 2 to 6 June 2015 CTT, the biggest construction equipment trade fair in Russia, is opening its doors. Despite the political turmoil, some of the most important construction equipment manufacturers will be exhibiting at the fair. CECE, the Committee for European Construction Equipment, is a supporter of this important fair, organised by Media Globe, with the cooperation of IMAG. CECE will be present at the fair with its personnel, to welcome its members at Crocus Expo International...

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