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10.06.2015
 

EP’s Environment Committee publishes draft report on exhaust emissions file

BRUSSELS - The Environment Committee in the European Parliament (rapporteur MEP Gardini, EPP) has published its draft report in May on the Commission’s proposal for a revision of the directive COM (2014)581 regulating exhaust emission limits for non-road mobile machinery. Importantly, the rapporteur proposed to extend the transition period with six months as well as to include a provision related to the replacement of engines. For the latter, however, a limitation of 10 years from the end of...

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10.06.2015
 

CECE makes the case on NRMM emissions in stakeholder events

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10.06.2015
 

Industrial Task Force of CECE, CEMA, EUROMOT and EGMF meets on engine issues

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10.06.2015
 

EU Long Term Investment Plan: agreement between Institutions

BRUSSELS - After the recent Competitiveness Council, on May 28, the European Commission and Council have agreed to take less from the Horizon 2020 and the Connecting Europe Facility programmes in favour of the Juncker Plan (see details further down). The negotiations between EU institutions are almost finalised and a vote in July, before the summer break of the European Institutions, is likely to happen. This would allow the European Commission to keep its timeline and launch the implementation...

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10.06.2015
 

Market Surveillance still hostage of “Made In” debate

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10.06.2015
 

CECE-CEMA Summit: get ready, be smart

BRUSSELS - The 2015 edition of the CECE-CEMA Summit 'Smart Regulation for Smart Machines' is taking place on 23rd and 24th September 2015 at the Concert Noble and Thon Hotel EU in Brussels. We are pleased to announce that MEP Dominique Riquet, MEP Jan Huitema and Miguel Gil Tertre from the European Commission will be speaking at the Summit this year. From the industry’s side HLTPAG chairman Wolfgang Burget (Liebherr), CECE President Eric Lepine (Caterpillar), and HLTPAG member Alan Berger...

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10.06.2015
 

CECE calls on the Engineers of the Future: join the Summit!

BRUSSELS - It is important to retain the ‘know-how’ of experienced workers in companies for as long as possible, but the youngest generations will often produce the most innovative ideas.  This is why CECE and CEMA decided to invite the most innovative and creative technical experts and young engineers of the two sectors to join their Brussels Summit and present their ideas. Spread the news: CECE and CEMA are looking for mechatronics/informatics/electric engineers or technicians, aged...

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10.06.2015
 

CECE issues brochure on Financing and Insuring Tower Cranes

BRUSSELS – The CECE Tower Cranes Product Group, during their recent meeting in Brussels, has adopted a new document referring to the investment value of tower cranes. The current lack of financial support from banks and insurance companies is refraining potential tower crane customers from buying this type of equipment. Historically, tower cranes have been a very profitable product, because of their long life and their fast return of investment. However, since the economic crisis, it is very...

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10.06.2015
 

CECE barometer: business climate down unexpectedly in May

BRUSSELS - The CECE Barometer index experienced an unexpected downturn in May, and finds itself on a negative level now. This comes as a result of declining order intake and a slightly weaker sales situation in the second quarter. Major reason appears to be the French market which, according to the surveyed manufacturers, is in the worst situation since almost six years. Also, despite a still positive overall picture, there are clear tendencies of a cooling-down in the UK. Beyond Europe, there...

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10.06.2015
 

Twelve CECE ad-hoc groups created to monitor noise activities

BRUSSELS - CECE is preparing input for the Odelia study that will look at a potential revision of the EU Outdoor Noise directive – 2000/14/EC. The CECE Noise Project Team created the following 12 Ad-Hoc groups, each of them dealing with the specific noise aspects of their equipment: - Compaction machines- Conveying and spraying machines for concrete and mortar- Steel tracked dozers- Drill rigs- Dumpers- Hydraulic hammers- Hydraulic power packs- Paver finishers- Piling equipment- Road...

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10.06.2015
 

Cross-industry working groups on Road Circulation get up to speed

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