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01.03.2016
 

New EU Commission officers for CECE technical issues

BRUSSELS - The unit within the European Commission responsible for “Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Systems” appointed Mr Mario Gabrielli Cossellu as new responsible Policy Officer for the outdoor noise directive, and Niccolo Constantini for the harmonization of road circulation for non-road mobile machinery. The study on the possible revision of the outdoor noise directive will continue without delay and an impact assessment study will be conducted as from the second quarter of...

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01.03.2016
 

CECE high-level groups meet in Brussels

BRUSSELS – The High-level Technical Policy Advisory Group (HLTPAG) and the linked High-level Group on CO2 met late January to discuss strategic issues of the construction equipment sector in relation to technical legislation, and advise on CECE positioning in the near and longer-term future. In particular, the HLTPAG looked at the challenges facing industry after the adoption of the upcoming engine emissions requirements in ‘Stage V’, taking info account that more and more cities around...

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01.03.2016
 

New data available on potential of integrated CO2 reductions from heavy-duty vehicles

BRUSSELS - On 16 February, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) organised a conference in Brussels regarding the potential of CO2 emissions reduction in the heavy-duty vehicle sector ‘Reducing CO2 from road transport together’. During the meeting, ACEA presented the results of the study done by Transport & Mobility Leuven which analyses an integrated approach in the CO2 emissions reduction. Similar to the approach taken by CECE with regard to off-road CO2...

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01.03.2016
 

Non-road mobile machinery engine emissions - agreement is needed urgently

BRUSSELS – CECE has learned that the trialogue negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission regarding the non-road mobile machinery emission have now achieved consensus on most of the critical points -- including the 6-months extension of the transition period and the re-introduction of the replacement engines provision (with a limitation in time). However, the remaining ‘blocking point’ in the negotiations is a disagreement on the institutional issue of competence...

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01.03.2016
 

Accelerating digital transformation to seize business opportunities

BRUSSELS - On 16 February, CECE participated in the High-level conference on the digital transformation of industries and enterprises, an event that aimed to convene leading business people, academics and politicians to take stock and discuss EU-level measures to speed-up the digital transformation of European industries and enterprises. The conference was hosted by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, with the participation of...

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01.03.2016
 

European Forum for manufacturing debates circular economy

BRUSSELS - Last 20 January, the European Forum for manufacturing (EFM) organised a meeting on the circular economy package and the challenges and opportunities for industry. Mr. John T. DISHAROON, Director Market Access from Caterpillar highlighted the benefits for the circular economy of the already well established remanufacturing system in the construction equipment sector.  Mr. Bjorn BROVIK, Director Environmental Affairs from Volvo stressed also the engagement from the CECE industry...

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01.03.2016
 

2nd EU Energy Summit on EU Energy policy after COP21

BRUSSELS - The Business Bridge Europe and the European Business Summit (EBS) organised last 23 February a 2nd Energy Summit to tackle the energy sector’s challenges after the COP21 agreement. The summit opened the debate to stakeholders and policy makers around five important axes: energy efficiency, energy market design, gas role in the transition process and energy accessibility. To achieve the target of 2 degrees reduction defined in COP21 a full engagement from parties (ratification)...

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01.03.2016
 

Save the Date: Official Launch Event of 'The Report - Perspectives on the Construction Equipment Industry in Europe'

Over the last months McKinsey & Company has developed a unique perspective on the European construction equipment industry, which will be published as a report at bauma. The report aims at providing new insights on the outlook of the sector, deciphering main trends and challenges and uncovering factors for success.  At the heart of the research is a survey of executives at a large number of OEMs carried out together with CECE, the European industry association representing...

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