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04.05.2015
 

EU officials tour INTERMAT

INTERMAT -- Executives from the Fayat Group, Liebherr, Yanmar, FPT and Mecalac welcomed Elisabetta Gardini MEP, the European Parliament’s rapporteur for the new legislation on engine emissions, during a 2.5-hour tour at the Intermat Fair in Paris, led by CECE President Eric Lepine. Accompanied by her political advisors as well as two officials of the European Commission, Gardini was explained first-hand how the new legislation is going to change the design of machines and engines, and what...

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04.05.2015
 

Full house at CECE press conference in Paris

INTERMAT -- Over 25 journalists attended the CECE press conference on the 20th of April at Intermat, Paris, to hear about the economic outlook for the sector and learn more on the main legislative topics CECE is working on, in particular the upcoming new engine emissions legislation and the concerns related to non-compliant machines entering the EU market. “It is in a mixed market environment  but with definite signs of recovery in our industry that  Intermat...

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04.05.2015
 

CECE and CISMA inspect compliance of exhibited machines

INTERMAT -- CECE and its member CISMA, the French association of construction machinery manufacturers, checked around 45 booths at Intermat to see if the exhibited machines were compliant with EU rules and found seven to show equipment at fault. The inspection delegation included a Paris court bailiff and a representative from the fair organisers. CECE and CISMA explained the companies why the machines they were exhibiting could not be legally sold in the EU market. “We noticed an important...

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04.05.2015
 

CECE Steering Group signs off CECE work programme 2015

INTERMAT -- The CECE Steering Group, composed of the Presidents of the national associations, met in sizable numbers at Intermat on the 19th of April, discussing a range of important topics and approving among other issues the annual accounts 2014 and the CECE work programme for 2015. The next Steering Group meeting will be held in parallel to the CECE CEMA Summit, on September 23, 2015 in Brussels. More information: Sigrid de Vries at sg@cece.eu

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04.05.2015
 

CECE chairs IAC meeting 2015

INTERMAT -- CECE chaired the 2105 International Association Committee (IAC) meeting taking place on the 21th of April. The IAC brings together the secretary generals of the European, American, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indian associations once a year to discuss issues of common interest, and reflect on the works of the ISC (International Statistics Committee) and JTLM (Joint Technical Liaison Meeting). The IAC agreed to clarify and strengthen the terms of reference of each of the...

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04.05.2015
 

CECE brings international statistics exchange to new levels

INTERMAT -- CECE worked on further improving sector statistics during several meetings in Paris: the CECE Statistical Commission gathered on April 22nd with a record attendance of 27 delegates, the road equipment statistics experts met separately on the 23rd, and the Japanese association CEMA hosted the Intercontinental Statistics Committee (ISC) meeting on April 23rd as well. A number of projects pushed forward by CECE have been implemented successfully: the international statistics community...

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04.05.2015
 

Product Group Hydraulic Attachment Tools expands

INTERMAT -- The CECE Product Group Hydraulic Attachment Tools met at the Paris trade fair for a further productive meeting since its revival 4 years ago. A total of 27 companies – SMEs as well as multinational corporations – are now actively involved and their number is expected to grow further. The group’s primary focus remains on statistical work and the portfolio of worldwide statistics has been expanded to cover hydraulic breakers, crushers, pulverizers, grapples, and scrap shears....

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04.05.2015
 

CECE makes case for replacement engines provision

BRUSSELS -- Discussions in Parliament and Council on ‘Stage V’ presently focus mostly on the modalities under which a provision can be re-included to allow replacement of engines that can’t be repaired with a like-for-like emissions stage engine. CECE believes that a time limitation should be avoided, in particular for large, high-value machines that have a long operational life. Retrieved engines, furthermore, should be allowed to be re-manufactured and made available on the EU market....

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04.05.2015
 

25th Joint Technical Liaison Meeting took place in Japan

TOKYO -- A large delegation of CECE companies and members associations participated in the 25th JTLM (Joint Technical Liaison Meeting), organized by CEMA, the Japanese Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association in Tokyo from the 15th to the 17th of April. 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...

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04.05.2015
 

New leaders for PT Noise and Technical Commission

BRUSSELS -- CECE members have filled two more important leadership positions in April, with a vice-chair for the TC (Stefan Nilsson, SACE) and a new chair for the PT Noise (Darius Sossdorf, VDMA). The Project Team Noise will be dealing with the potential revision of the EU Outdoor Noise directive, and is currently gearing up to full speed, with many sub-PTs formed to cover the wide variety of equipment and applications. The nominations were approved by the Executive Committee and complement the...

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04.05.2015
 

Study on revision of the Outdoor Noise directive started

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has given the contract for the new study into the limit values and scope of the EU Outdoor Noise directive – 2000/14/EC – to the so-called ODELIA consortium, consisting of TNO (Netherlands) in the lead plus TÜV Nord (Germany) and Imamoter (Italy). The study will last for 11 months. CECE will contribute by issuing a position paper related to the relevant CECE product groups. An intermediate report by ODELIA is to be expected by the end of June this year...

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04.05.2015
 

Conclusions in Oeko Institut study support industry case on RoHS

BRUSSELS -- The German Oeko Institut has found inconsistencies in the definitions used for NRMM (non-road mobile machinery) in the regulation on engine emissions (97/68/EC) and the directive for restricting the use of hazardous substances (RoHS 2, 2011/65/EU), and points at the economic impact of the discrepancies. The conclusions of the study, published last month, support the concerns raised by industry, and strengthens the case that the legislator should address the matter. The document can...

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04.05.2015
 

EP ‘intergroup’ on long-term investments inaugurated

BRUSSELS -- CECE participated in the inauguration of the European Parliament’s new ‘intergroup’ for the promotion of long-term sustainable investment and re-industrialization, last month in the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Commissioner Jyrki Katainen (picture) was among the keynote speakers. The intergroup’s main message is that long-term investments are a must-have for Europe.  Investment levels have dropped by about 15% since its peak in 2007, affecting key...

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04.05.2015
 

New communications material for CECE

BRUSSELS -- The CECE team has produced a new folder to use for communications and advocacy activities using the tagline ‘Constructing the Europe of Tomorrow'. The folder, in which documents can be inserted depending on the topic, meeting or occasion, gives a positive image of the construction equipment sector and is designed to trigger further interest. Under the headings ‘On the Job’, ‘Home in Europe’, ‘Serving People’ and ‘Highest productivity, Lowest impact’, it provides...

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04.05.2015
 

Registration for CECE CEMA Summit on ‘smart machines’ to open soon

BRUSSELS -- The special website for the CECE CEMA Summit on 23 & 24 September will go life this month and soon after registration will be open. The title of this year’s Summit in Brussels is “Smart Regulation for Smart Machines”, focussing policy makers’ minds on the reality that Construction machines are very much technologically advanced, environmentally friendly, safe and increasingly automated. Save the date if you have not yet done so, and don’t hesitate to inform your...

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04.05.2015
 

CECE barometer: business climate stable in April

BRUSSELS -- The CECE business barometer index remained comparably stable in April 2015, but the driving factors have changed: while the current sales situation is regarded much more positive, sales expectations for the next six months have significantly lost momentum and are back at levels seen in January. Most markets and regions are viewed less optimistic than in March: there has been an almost dramatic further downward shift of expectations for Latin America and China. Russia and Turkey are...

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04.05.2015
 

CTT trade fair in Moscow coming up in June

EXHIBITION NEWS -- The next CTT trade fair for construction equipment and technology in Russia and the CIS countries will take place from 2nd to 6th June 2015 in Moscow. CTT, a CECE international exhibition partner, offers a unique opportunity for construction equipment manufacturers and suppliers to build and sustain business contacts in the region. For more information: http://www.ctt-moscow.com/index.php

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04.05.2015
 

Anniversary edition for M&T EXPO in São Paulo

EXHIBITION NEWS – The next M&T EXPO, the established, major international Exhibition of Equipment for Construction and Mining on the Latin American continent, and international exhibition partner of CECE, will take place in São Paulo from 9 to 13 June 2015, marking the 20th anniversary of M&T EXPO. M&T EXPO is the main showcase for introductions and technological innovations in equipment for construction and mining in Latin America, and a reference trade fair for the market....

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