CECE and Society


Our machines are key tools for the successful creation of a competitive and sustainable construction sector, which is a crucial economic sector in Europe.

The social contribution of our industry starts with its employment potential – 400,000 jobs in Europe are relying directly or indirectly on manufacturing of construction equipment.

However, the interplay between construction equipment and society is much deeper and is evident in everyday life. Our societal contribution spans from infrastructure building to disaster response, from automation of dangerous tasks to environmentally-responsible manufacturing.

Indeed, new buildings and infrastructures connect people, help develop and boost economies and serve people all over the globe. Construction equipment is used to provide water, extract raw materials, build roads, tunnels, bridges, wells, canals, airports, ports or wind farms, to recover flooded areas or to operate in emergency zones hit by natural disasters.

Our environmental vision

In recent decades this highly innovative industry has invested heavily in 'green' technology:

  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduction in emissions
  • Decrease of noise limits
  • Improved ergonomics
  • More operators' and people safety

Holistic approach

The interaction between machines, processes and the operator of a machine is steadily being optimized. An approach based on a combination of the use of alternative energy sources and new driving concepts has a lot of efficiency potential for the future. This will reduce the demand for fuel and the environmental impact much more effectively than with isolated measures for machines and components.

Sustainability approach

Recharge, reuse, recycle, recover: the 'green' movement places significant emphasis on the importance of individual customer choices to change our society and make it more environmentally friendly. So does the construction equipment industry.

Modern crushing and screening technology helps process waste material into products that can be re-used directly onsite, thus avoiding heavy transport, greenhouse ga emissions, noise and air pollution in densely populated city areas and saving natural resources. The environmental savings are very high.

Best technology for the people 

Construction machines have become quieter and easier to operate. To obtain a high level of protection, the level of noise emitted in the environment by equipment for use outdoors has been reduced in order to protect the health and well-being of citizens and to provide the interested public with information on the noise emitted by equipment for use outdoors.

Construction equipment industry have made significant efforts to lower the emissions of nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and other environmentally harmful particulates. Emissions of pollutants from new construction equipment is now considerably lower.

The digitisation challenge

Another fundamental dimension of the societal contribution is digitisation, the major challenge - and at the same time the major opportunity – among the current global trends and advancements.

The way digitisation is changing the work of construction contractors with BIM gives CECE an idea of where equipment manufacturers are going and will need to go in the near future.