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05.10.2015
 

Smart regulation for Smart machines in the spotlight at last month’s CECE-CEMA SUMMIT

During the ‘Smart Regulation for Smart Machines’ Summit in Brussels, organised by CECE and CEMA (the agriculture equipment manufacturers association) on 23-24 September 2015, over 200 industry executives exchanged views with European Commission officials and members of the European Parliament to identify opportunities, challenges and solutions for strengthening the manufacturing sector in Europe, making the EU a more competitive economy in global perspective. Wolfgang Burget, Managing...

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05.10.2015
 

CECE and CEMA launch Digit@al Manifesto

CECE and CEMA bundled the industry recommendations on Smart Regulation for Smart Machines in a Digit@al Manifesto, launched at the Summit. When it comes to mastering the transition towards higher-value digitised machines and processes, EU legislation has a prominent role to play. “Looking at the truly transformative journey that lies ahead, our members and customers need a smart regulatory framework – smarter in the sense that it structurally supports innovation and use of digital machine...

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05.10.2015
 

Smartest Engineers of the Future joined 2015 CECE-CEMA Summit

CECE and CEMA launched a new project ‘Smartest Engineers and Technicians of the Future’, an invitation for young talents operating in the construction equipment industry or students performing a PhD on a relevant topic, to present their findings and ideas during this year’s CECE and CEMA Summit edition on ‘Smart Regulation for Smart Machines’. The scheme’s main purpose was to recognise and bring visibility to young talents from both farm and construction equipment industries that...

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05.10.2015
 

World economy needs more growth drivers, CECE Economic Forum finds

Tides are changing, and markets that were shining just a few years ago are in deep trouble now. In the Economic Forum, organised within the framework of the CECE-CEMA Summit 2015 “Smart Regulation for Smart Machines”, industry experts discussed why the world economy is not doing too well at the moment, looked at where construction activity will be seen in the near future, and reviewed why the prospects for construction equipment manufacturers are not that bad after all. In his introductory...

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05.10.2015
 

Engine emissions for NRMM- CECE follows final negotiations closely

On 15 September the European Parliament Committee on Public Health, Environment and Food safety (ENVI) reached an agreement on emissions requirement for non-road mobile machinery, making a number of important amendments to the legislative proposal issues last year. This is an important milestone in this file, for which a final agreement is expected by the end of this year after final negotiations between the Parliament and EU Member States. Importantly, the ENVI Committee agreed to extend the...

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05.10.2015
 

TTIP - CECE calls for engineering industry’s chapter to remain in the negotiations

The next round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is taking place in the month of October (19-23) in the United States. CECE has been alerted by the European Commission that the ‘engineering industry sectorial agreement’ is, at this point, at risk of being excluded. The Sectorial agreement is aimed at solving regulatory divergences and technical barriers to trade, but the ones spotted by CECE and other industry representatives from the engineering...

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05.10.2015
 

Summit Technical Forum: advancing the intelligence of smart machines

More than 100 participants from the construction and farm equipment industry discussed latest trends in how to innovate intelligently and how to deal with future challenges and opportunities in machine communications at the Technical Forum of the CECE Summit, moderated by Malcolm Kent from CEA. Anton Demarmels from the Ammann group and Christian Dreyer from John Deere kicked off the forum with some clear key messages. Dreyer emphasized that focus should always remain with the customer and his...

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05.10.2015
 

Business Climate down in September, says latest CECE barometer

September 2015 brought a sharp decline of the European construction equipment business climate; the Barometer Index is now at its lowest value since almost three years (December 2012). This does not come unexpected, at a time when a number of negative company announcements and bad market news are hitting the headlines. The Barometer downturn is attributable to both a more negative evaluation of current business and more pessimistic future expectations. Primary reason for the bad overall...

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05.10.2015
 

CECE and Veronafiere renew partnership for SaMoTer

CECE and Veronafiere renew partnership for SaMoTer Underlining their long-standing relationship, Veronafiere and CECE have signed a new International Exhibition Partnership Programme, with SaMoTer being a Bronze Partner from 2015. Representatives of the exhibition came to the CECE Summit in Brussels last month to promote their interesting plans for the refocused fair in 2017 to the CECE Steering Group. Their presentation was very well received. CECE gives coveted patronage to a limited number...

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05.10.2015
 

CECE President Lepine showcases sector innovations

Eric Lepine gave a speech on behalf of CECE at the latest dinner debate organised by the European Forum for Manufacturing in Brussels, gathering MEPs, commission officials and industry leaders from across Europe, on the 22nd of September. The debate focused on the importance of investing in innovation to remain competitive in Europe. Lepine gave examples on ‘smart’ technologies being used in construction equipment and stressed that innovation in the sector touches all parts of the business...

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