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Topic-o-meter 2 CECE Mission 2 How we work 3 Organisation Chart 4 CECE Statistics 8 Events 9 CECE in the Press 12 Publications 13 International Liaisons 14 CECE Exhibition Partners 15 CECE Team 16 The Brussels View 16 Our Members 17

Message from the President

CECE has a stronger voice in Brussels Bernd Holz, CECE President 2016-2017

The CECE priorities for the next term include the completion of the new engine exhaust emissions legislation as well as activities on outdoor noise and machine safety standards. Several groups of dedicated experts are actively collecting and sharing their knowledge to contribute to an informed decision-making process at EU level. CECE will also work to further strengthen the profile of the European construction equipment sector, describing and promoting the importance of the sector for the European economy and society at large. Particular attention will go the issue of skills development and the availability of future engineers.

Eric Lepine, CECE President 2014-2015

The main focus during my presidency has been on the new engine exhaust emissions legislation which the European Commission proposed in 2014 and which the European Parliament and the Council of Member States are to adopt in 2016. This piece of legislation has a large impact on many of the CECE manufacturers, taking 2016

Bernd Holz (left) is Managing Director of Ammann Verdichtung and Ammann Sales Director Europe (North). He takes up the CECE Presidency on behalf of the Czech association SVSS. Eric Lepine (right) is General Manager Steel Products and Work Tools Division of Caterpillar. He was President on behalf of the Belgian association Agoria.

large investments in machinery redesign. European emissions limits will soon be the strictest worldwide. The re-alignment of limit values with the USA would be a minimum to look out for in the coming years, to help manage the increased complexity on our production lines. EU regulators should also coordinate and harmonise lo-

cal requirements for low-emission zones, and enforce market surveillance to prevent non-compliant machines from entering EU terrain and distorting the market. Other than that, we’ve strengthened CECE’s voice in Brussels through advocacy and communications in support of the key technical dossiers, empowering CECE to optimally represent the sector’s interests. kfm


Our sector needs well-skilled young professionals to conceive, design, manufacture and maintain the machines of tomorrow. We will make an effort to put our members’ initiatives in the spotlight and add a European dimension where relevant. j


is the recognized organisation representing and promoting the European construction equipment sector and related industries towards the European Institutions and other organisations worldwide.

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coordinates the views of its members (National Associations) and their members (construction equipment manufacturers) with the aim to achieving a fair and competitive regulatory environment via harmonised standards and other relevant policy means.

organises the collection of a number of European market statistics for many types of construction equipment, and regularly polls the sector on the business climate. CECE also participates in a worldwide statistical exchange.jhggggghgjhg

monitors upcoming European legislation, forms the industry position on specific subjects and actively communicates the views and interests of the sector to European legislators. CECE is the established source of factual and technical information on the European construction equipment sector and its overall contribution to society.

represents the European industry within a network of the worldwide associations for the construction equipment industry, in particular the associations from China, Japan, Korea and North-America.

functions as a European network organisation with a secretariat in Brussels and regularly involving staff and expertise of the national associations as well as company representatives. This approach facilitates an informed dialogue with the Eu-



cooperates with a limited number of leading global and international trade exhibitions that meet the demands of the construction equipment industry. By providing information about exhibitions, CECE helps smaller manufacturers to identify relevant trade fairs to promote their products in non-European countries. fffggggggggfffffffffffffffffff


How we work

CECE draws on the expertise from multiple companies and national member associations The daily tasks of the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) are managed by the CECE office in Brussels, consisting of two technical policy offers, supporting staff for administration and communications and the secretary general. The team’s work is supported and supervised by the Executive Committee, composed of the managing directors of the thirteen national construction equipment associations that are the members of CECE. The Executive Committee meets four to five times each year. Twice a year, the CECE Steering Group gathers the presidents of the national member associations, who discuss the CECE work programme, review the organisation’s achievements, set priorities and approve the work of the Executive Committee and CECE office. The Steering Group is chaired by the CECE president, seconded by a first and second vice president, each elected for 2 years. The president is also the

Steering Group

first CECE representative in external relations, supported by the secretary general. The organisation is completed with a General Assembly, who approves the budget and accounts, and settles statutory issues.

AN ASSOCIATION OF ASSOCIATIONS The work of CECE is organised by topics as well as products. The work on topics is handled by Commissions supported by dedicated Project Teams for specific tasks. Topics relevant for a particular range of products are handled via Product Groups. The organisation and proper functioning of the Commissions, Teams and Groups, as well as the timely interaction and consultation between them, is initiated and coordinated by the CECE Office. For the large amount of technical regu-

latory dossiers two Commissions and several Project Teams have been established. The High-Level Technical Policy Advisory Group (HLTPAG) consists of CTOs of companies with a strong interest in European topics, nominated by the national member associations. The group advises CECE with regard to strategic positioning, sector priorities and industry positions on technical and environmental subjects. The group’s members support the advocacy work of CECE through speaking engagements or participation in meetings with policy makers. The Technical Commission (TC) brings together a wide variety of technical experts from national associations and companies. They review the work of the Project Teams (PT) and discuss technical topics not covered by a specific PT. The TC is also a platform to inform non-PT members about the ongoing work.

Executive Committee

Asker Nakhushev Nathalie Nicolas Jorge Cuartero Dastis Rob Oliver Renaud Buronfosse Matti Leivo Paul Burger President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President Barbara Schicker Bernd Holz, Giampiero Biglia, Lars-Göran Andersson, Faruk Aksoy Ammann CNHi Volvo Pavel Urban (SVSS) (UNACEA) (SACE) Calle Beckvid Luca Nutarelli Joachim Schmid Andrey Komov, Volvo AEB Bruno Labie, Caterpillar AGORIA Pedro Juan Boix, Serviplem ANMOPYC Nigel Baseley CEA Henri Marchetta, Mecalac CISMA Jukka Ylänen, Geomachine FFTI Paul Burger, Hitachi FMIB Ulrich Hammerle, Liebherr FMMI Cüneyt Divris, JCB IMDER Johann Sailer, Geda-Dechentreiter VDMA


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How we work




How we work

CECE draws on expertise from companies and members Continued from p. 3

The Trade Policy Commission (TPC) of CECE focuses on international trade, economic policy and internal market issues, including market surveillance, intellectual property rights and counterfeiting. For advise on and support of the CECE advocacy strategy, CECE regularly calls on the company representatives that are operating in the EU capital, the Brussels Network. Product Groups (PG) consist of industry representatives manufacturing the same type of equipment. They meet to exchange information - in accordance with European regulations and laws on competition - and to promote technical and economic co-operation. CECE’s Statistical Commission (SC) brings together statistical and market experts from member associations and companies in order to optimise the statistical service of CECE. The representatives of CECE’s Statistical Commission together with representatives of the sister associations from Japan, Korean and North-America form the Intercontinental Statistical Committee (ISC), which takes care of the worldwide statistical systems for the construction equipment industry. Technical Commission, (73 experts)

Technical dossier crunching at unprecedented Chair: Dale Camsell, Terex Secretary: Stephan Belaen, CECE Highlight in 2015: Guiding and steering the CECE work regarding engine emissions, the revision of the noise directive, the warning placed against visibility in EN 474-1 and other formal objections and the new study on harmonisation of road circulation requirements for mobile machinery. Priority for 2016: Overseeing the proper execution of the work commenced in 2015, and monitoring developments with regard to the Machinery Directive. Quote from the chair: “The Technical Commission represents the widest body of technical experts within CECE and plays an important role in monitoring, tracking and coordinating views on all key industry topics.”


High-Level Technical Policy Advisory Group (18 CEOs, CTOs)

Sharper strategic advisory and advocacy role Chair: Wolfgang Burget, Liebherr-EMtec Secretary: Stephan Belaen, CECE Highlight in 2015: Taking the Rapporteur for the exhaust emissions file, MEP E. Gardini, on an organised tour through Intermat, visiting a cross-section of CECE companies to explain the challenges of the new law. Priority for 2016: Strengthening CECE in demonstrating the progress with CO2 emissions reductions in the construction equipment sector, with the 4-pillar approach of increased efficiency in the construction processes, the machine efficiency and operators qualification as well as using alternative drive system technologies. Quote from the chair: “The high-level group supports CECE to approach new policy developments in a more proactive way, and provides a pool of executives to interact with top decision makers on a regular basis.”

Members of the HLTPAG Anton Demarmels, Ammann Per Roos, Atlas Copco Sebastian Bauer, Bauer Robert Laux, Bomag Stefan Ortloff, Caterpillar Vito Martina, CNH Dobroslav Rak, Doosan Ichiro Hirami, Hitachi Michael Mohan, JCB Jörg Hermanns, Komatsu

Wolgang Burget, Liebherr Matthias Hess, Manitowoc Max Boni, Mecalac Dirk Jahn, Putzmeister Jukka Ahola, Sandvik Alan Berger, Volvo Martin Lehner, Wacker Neuson Günter Hähn, Wirtgen Dale Camsell, Chairman TC

CECE-CEMA High-level Group CO2

Process efficiency is key when reducing CO2 emissions Chairman ad-interim: Wolfgang Burget, Liebherr Vice-chairs: Eberhard Nacke, Claas (CEMA), and Günter Hähn, Wirtgen Secretary: Belén Bravo The topic of CO2 reduction has been a main priority for CECE since a number of years and this will remain to be the case. Together with CEMA, the European agricultural equipment association, CECE organises the joint High-level Group CO2 to monitor policy developments and empower the two associations in the debate on CO2 emission reductions. Industry works hard to showcase its credible voice on the matter, by illustrating its substantial contributions to the EU 2020 objectives. The successful Joint CECE and CEMA CO2 brochure, full of positive industry examples demonstrating both past results and future potential towards reducing CO2 emissions, will be updated and reprinted over the course of 2016. CECE REPORT OF ACTIVITIES


How we work

Project Teams collect technical knowledge to inform CECE positions PT Engines (35 experts)

PT Noise (59 experts)

New exhaust emission limits tough but feasible

New outdoor noise limits must pass reality check

Chair: Cosette Dussaugey, CISMA

Chair: Darius Sossdorf, VDMA

Secretary: Belén Bravo, CECE

Secretary: Stephan Belaen, CECE

Highlight in 2015: To provide input to the European Parliament and Council of member states but also to European Commission to ensure that the future regulation on engine exhaust emission regulation for non-road mobile machinery takes into account industry constrains.

Highlight in 2015: The concerted effort of 11 PT subgroups to provide thorough input to a study, conducted for the European Commission, in view of a potential revision of the Outdoor Noise Directive. The report suggests to further reduce noise limits for compaction machines and to introduce limits for ‘labelling-only’ machines.

Priority for 2016: To check the consistency of the regulation with the content of the new law’s delegating and implementing acts. To promote and explain the new regulation to all CECE Members. Quote from the chair: “CECE members have worked together and managed to speak with one voice despite the diversity of opinions depending on the structure of the companies. CECE also cooperate with sister associations to avoid discrepancies in the industry positions.” PT Visibility (21 experts)

Resolving the visibility issue is a key priority for all stakeholders

Priority for 2016: To work with the Commission in ensuring that legislative requirements are technically and economically viable whilst allowing the continued functionality of the equipment. Quote from the chair: “Our industry is committed to environmental progress, but noise limits must pass a reality check: it makes little sense to reduce machinery noise when it’s not perceivable, and in cases when the process noise is dominant.” PT Road Circulation (31 experts)

Issue of harmonised rules for road circulation closer to resolving

Chair: Dale Camsell , Terex

Chair: Victoria Hutson, JCB

Secretary: Stephan Belaen, CECE

Secretary: Stephan Belaen, CECE

Highlight in 2015: the active participation in the Commission’s ADCO Machinery Working group on earth-moving equipment that dealt with the visibility aspects of construction machinery, and the close following of the development of a new visibility standard.

Highlight in 2015: Establishing the CECE preferred solution for the harmonised governing of the use of mobile machinery occasionally travelling on public roads in the EU, and providing economic data to the consultant conducting a study for the Commission on this topic.

Priority for 2016: To give industry guidance on what approach to apply during the period when there is no presumption of conformity in relation to visibility.

Priority for 2016: To continue to push the European Commission and the Member States to develop a regulation, and to provide the legislator with a draft of the necessary technical requirements.

Quote from the chair: “Due to the formal objection and subsequent warning there is no longer a presumption of conformity for new machinery being placed on the EU market. This void is confusing to both manufacturers and market surveillance authorities and could lead to different levels of expectation from the various member states. The CECE guidance document will help to prevent this.”



Quote from the chair: “Companies cannot fully exploit the potential of the Internal Market without harmonized rules in place. It’s high time the EU fills that gap.”


How we work

Product Groups focus on specific types of equipment PG Road Equipment (10 experts)

Road equipment statistics gets representative coverage

PG Concrete equipment (90 participants, circa 15 active)

Concrete equipment market: stable situation

Chair: Anton Demarmels, Ammann Group

Chair: Frank Siefert, Liebherr

Secretary: Richard Cleveland, CISMA

Secretary: Luca Nutarelli, UNACEA

Highlight in 2015: Contributing to the success of the road Highlight in 2015: Trying to expand the number of comequipment statistics team in continuously increasing cover- panies taking part to the CECE statistics. age both regarding European participants and geographical Priority for 2016: Increasing the concrete equipment reach globally. product lines covered by CECE statistics; improving the Priority for 2016: Realizing the goals of EN536 (mixing plants PG as platform for discussion on the economic situation for road construction materials) by improving usability with and sectorial topics. a technical amendment. Quote from the chair: “The EU market for concrete equipQuote from the chair: “Our discussions are driven by the ment is presently stable, but considering the high rate of spirit to find common solutions to regulatory requirements uncertainty and the negative business situation highlighted with minimal boundary conditions for future product devel- in recent Business Barometers, the perspective for the end opments and market offerings.” of 2015 are not optimistic.”

PG Hydraulic Attachment Tools (50 participants)

Is is the attachment that makes the machine versatile and productive

Chair: Torsten Ahr, Atlas Copco

Secretary: Sebastian Popp, VDMA/CECE

PG Tower Cranes CEOs and Working Group (7 CEOs, 7 Product managers)

Tower Cranes: joint interests to discuss Chair: Amaia Susperregui (Jaso) for the CEO group, Francesco Valente (Terex) for the Working Group

Secretary: Luca Nutarelli, UNACEA Highlight in 2015: Record attendance of 25 people at the product group meeting at Intermat in April, initiation of Highlight in 2015: Finalising the document to educate statistics on quick couplers involving twelve companies from banks and insurance on the value and the residual value seven countries. of tower cranes Priorities for 2016: Implement new statistics programmes Priority for 2016: Convene on a regular basis to share rel(quick couplers, plate compactors, tilt rotators); initiate a evant information on the main market trends and listen to dialogue between carrier manufacturers and attachments the advice of experts on the mid-term economic trends. producers to facilitate further cooperation. Quote from the chair: “The CEOs group has been very Quote from the Chair: “Three years after setting up this productive in CECE during the last few years. We have product group, it is exciting to see that the interest in it is worked very efficiently together on some major issues still growing. Value-wise, hydraulic attachments may not be of common interest. Market trends observations remain the largest part of the construction equipment sector, but we our main focus. We have a common heritage and we work do have a strong industry with a great variety of specialised on common patterns. As European manufacturers, our priproducts and many active companies. We strive to further orities are quality, safety and compliance with the highest expand and strengthen this network.” standards in the world. This is our added value, and what brings us together.”




CECE Statistics

Staying informed with CECE market statistics and the leading business barometer for the sector CECE collects and provides up-to-date market data for many types of construction equipment, and provides a leading indicator for the development of European construction equipment markets on a monthly basis. The information is coveted by the participating companies and considered a well-developed source of business intelligence. CECE runs both European and international sales statistics, and is one of the partners of the Intercontinental Statistics Committee which provides worldwide statistics. CECE statistics coverage extends to earthmoving equipment, road equipment, tower cranes, concrete equipment and hydraulic attachments. The CECE Statistical Commission, with representatives from manufacturers and national associations, oversees the proper functioning of the statistical exchange, and manages the constant process of enlargement and improvement. Manufacturers are invited to take part in the statistical ex-

changes by reporting their sales by country, on a monthly or quarterly (depending on the particular exchange programme) basis. Any statistics results are confidential to the participants and cannot be shared beyond the reporters. Since 2008 CECE runs a monthly business trend enquiry, the CECE Barometer. The objective is to provide the members with a regular business trend indicator of the European construction equipment industry. The companies taking part in the Barometer receive a report about the economic situation in Europe each month. A brief summary of the highlights is published on the CECE website. Companies interested to participate in the statistical exchanges are encouraged to contact Sebastian Popp, Secretary CECE Statistical Commission, at Companies interested to participate in the monthly barometer should contact CECE Secretariat,

Digging deep into data, paving the way to market insight, lifting new business potentials! CECE Statistical Commission (31 experts) Chair: Nicolas Clerc, Caterpillar Secretary: Sebastian Popp, VDMA/CECE Highlight in 2015: Pushed forward by CECE Statistical Commission, worldwide statistics programmes on asphalt pavers and roto telehandlers have been set up by the Intercontinental Statistics Committee this year. Priorities for 2016: From next year, European earthmoving equipment statistics will have detailed information on customer industries. Statistical Commission will continue its work on fostering data quality. Quote from the Chair: “Statistics programmes drive business decisions and directly promote fair competition. So it has to be built on timely and reliable data, accurately mapping international markets. Therefore our group focus on continuous improvements of data quality - and we are very happy about progress made this year.� 8



Events CECE CEMA Summit 2015

Timely focus on ‘smart regulation for smart machines’ The biennial CECE CEMA Summit, organized jointly with CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery), brings together a unique blend of business leaders, EU decision-makers, partner organisations and journalists to discuss the fundamental challenges and opportunities in both industries. This years’ edition themed ‘Smart Regulation for Smart Machines’ and discussed the impact of digitalization in the sector as well as the regulatory issues that apply. Policy makers from the European Commission, the European Parliament and member states were familiarised with the broad de-


ployment of advanced ‘smart’ technologies in machines and equipment. Special attention was also given to the need for skilled engineers and IT-trained staff. A number of young professionals showcased their innovative projects and received an award. The 2015 edition was judged a sound success by participants. Each edition of the CECE-CEMA Summit gains more momentum, as exemplified by the total turnout of about 300 people and by the increasing social media interaction around the event. Most participants recommended to

maintain the biennial concept of organising an EU-focussed Summit in Brussels, alternating with the sectorfocussed Congress in the other years, and the majority would attend the event in two years’ time again.



Events CO2 emissions


Symposium on reduction potential in construction and agriculture

CECE makes industry case at stakeholder consultation

CO2 reduction from mobile machines was the focus of the symposium ‘Efficiency of Mobile Machines and their Applications - A contribution to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases’ which took place on the 10th and 11th of March 2015 in Braunschweig (Germany).

CECE Secretary General Sigrid de Vries presented industry’s position during the stakeholders’ roundtable, organised in parallel to the February TTIP negotiations. The speech on ‘Closing the gap – towards regulatory convergence in the construction equipment sector’ focused on the many benefits that regulatory convergence can offer and presented key examples from the construction machinery industry. tradoc_153079.pdf

The symposium was organised by the Institute of Mobile Machines and Commercial Vehicles and the Techinische Universität of Braunschweig. CECE participated in this meeting as a member of the Programme Committee. Members of the CECE HLTPAG delivered a presentation. flyer_symposium_2015.pdf

EFM event

Infrastructure Investment Intergroup launched

Driving innovation & design in European Manufacturing

Awareness for the need to boost infrastructure funding

The European Forum for Manufacturing helps to provide and promote European political leadership for the development of multilateral public policies addressing the economic, social and environmental challenges facing manufacturing globally. CECE works closely with EFM since a number of years, and regularly contributes with highlevel industry speakers. EFM is championed by a number of leading MEPs and organises debate meetings almost every month, always on topics concerning the future of manufacturing in Europe. During the Innovation & Design event in September 2015, CECE President Eric Lepine gave a speech on the crucial importance of investing in innovation, and the challenges both industry and policy makers face to secure competitive production and R&D in Europe.

In May 2015 CECE participated in the inauguration of the European Parliament’s new ‘intergroup’ for the promotion of long-term sustainable investment and re-industrialization, in the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Commissioner Jyrki Katainen was among the keynote speakers. CECE is among key stakeholders from the private sector including partners like FIEC, Europe’s construction industry association, and other infrastructure associations and groups representing SMEs and family-owned businesses, as well as regional banks, pension funds and insurance companies. 10



Events Intermat

CECE members host EU officials at Paris trade fair The International Trade Fair Intermat is a triennial exhibition of equipment, machinery and technologies for the construction and materials industries, held in Paris. The 2015 edition took place from 20 to 25 April 201 and major international companies exhibited their products. A satisfaction survey demonstrated that 87% of exhibitors were satisfied with the visitors they met, andthat 66% of the contacts made at the show planned to invest.

sentatives. Highlights were the official inspection of the presence of non-compliant machines and the tour of the Exhibition with MEP Gardini, rapporteur for the European engine emissions file.

CECE organised a number of high level meetings during the exhibition, held a press conference and co-hosted institutional appointments and authorities’ visits to company booths, working closely with CISMA and corporate repre-




CECE in the press

CECE maintains active relations with industry trade press and EU-focussed media in Brussels CECE issues a number of press releases each year to inform trade press and media in the EU capital on relevant developments. Notably, the annual publication of the CECE Economic Report, each spring, finds a large coverage in

the industry press. The CECE Summit and Congress provide interesting content as well. Topics for the ‘Brussels’ media include engine emissions regulation and other

environmental files. CECE’s views on the general industrial business climate and the European regulatory framework are brought to the attention of both sets of media as well.

Press releases in 2015 12 March -

European construction equipment market was the second most dynamic region in 2014

20 April -

European construction equipment sector is picking up – industry needs regulation that works to stay competitive in a global environment

20 April -

CECE and CISMA check machines compliance at INTERMAT fair

16 September - ENVI committee adopts important changes to proposed emissions law for non-road mobile machinery 23 September - Driverless tractors and intelligent excavators: how the digital revolution is changing farm & construction equipment as we know it 24 September - Farm and construction equipment sectors call for ‘smart’ policy approach EU to unleash industry potential

Digital technologies are changing traditional value chains in the construction equipment sector

Europe hopes to master the digital transition CECE-CEMA Summit puts disruptive technology in the spotlight





Staying tuned with an array of dedicated publications, whether in print or online Construction Europe CECE writes a monthly column for the KHL magazine “Construction Europe”.

CECE EU Newsletter The CECE EU Newsletter informs stakeholders on issues related to the construction equipment industry, in particular with regard to EU legislation, and voices the industry’s position on more general economic and policy trends.

CECE Technical Bulletin For members and partners only. The Quarterly Technical Bulletin describes developments in the field of technical regulation at a detailed level.


CECE Members Bulletin For members only. A regular update for member associations and companies on topics and challenges related to EU legislation and the workings of CECE in general.

CECE Economic Bulletin For members and partners only. The Quarterly Economic Bulletin provides insight in the situation of the European construction equipment markets as well as the macro-economic environment.

CECE Annual Economic Report CECE publishes its Annual Economic Report in the spring of each year, providing an in-depth look at the state of the European construction equipment sector. The CECE Annual Economic Report is publically available at to help promote the knowledge and understanding of the sector amongst a wider audience.



International liaisons

International cooperation with associations on all continents CECE holds a regular dialogue with the major construction equipment associations in other parts of the world, in particular those in the USA, China, Japan, South-Korea and India, in order to keep abreast of relevant develop-

ments in the respective regions and to share expertise and knowledge. Once a year, the secretary generals meet in the framework of the International Associations Committee (IAC), usually during one of the international trade fairs.

The IAC receives input from the TTLM, the Joint Technical Liaising Committee, and the ISC, the International Statistics Committee.

Construction Equipment Acssociations around the world North-America AEM Association of equipment manufacturers

India iCEMA Indian construction equipment manufacturers association

Japan CEMA Japanese construction equipment manufacturers association

Brazil Sobratema Brazilian association for construction and mining technology

South-Korea KOCEMA Korean construction equipment manufacturers association

China CCMA China construction machinery association

European Sister Associations Agricultural machinery CEMA European agricultural machinery

Engine producers EUROMOT European association of combustion engine manufacturers

Materials handling FEM European federation of materials handling

Garden equipment EGMF European garden machinery federation

Engineering industries Orgalime European engineering industries association

Municipal Equipment EUnited municipal equipment




CECE Exhibition Partners

New CECE International Exhibition Partnership Programme launched CECE gives coveted patronage to a limited number of leading sector exhibitions, contributing to successful trade fairs around the globe and targeted to promote business and valuable networks. In 2015, CECE launched its new International Exhibition Partnership Programme to fortify relations. CECE Partners can obtain Bronze, Silver and Gold Partner packages, and profit from a number of commercially and promotionally attractive services. Some exhibitions have already transitioned to the new partnership programme and others will follow soon.

Promoting visibility for and cooperating with the major international exhibitions is important for CECE and the over 1200 companies it represents. CECE’s Exhibition partners with trade fairs in 2015 were Intermat (, CTT ( and M&T Expo (

Construction Equipment trade exhibitions play an important role in fostering existing as well as new business opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and customers.

CECE Exhibition Partners

Calendar 2016


22 – 25 November

11 – 17 April

12 – 15 December

31 May – 4 June





Sigrid de Vries, Secretary General Sigrid represents the construction equipment sector towards the EU institutions, maintains stakeholder and partner relations, and manages the work of CECE’s Brussels office.

Stephan Bealen, Technical Policy Manager (safety) Stephan leads and coordinates activities related to technical legislation on machinery’s safety, noise for equipment outdoor and standardisation.

Belén Bravo, Technical Policy Manager (environment) Belén leads and coordinates technical policy activities related to environmental issues, including the engine exhaust emissions legislation, CO 2 emissions and REACH & RoHS.

Sonia Schikowsky, Assistant Sonia works as CECE’s support manager for the whole team and is responsible for the administration. She also manages the monthly Business Barometer.

Roma Guziak, Communications Assistant Roma manages and develops CECE’s communication activities and supports the organisation of events.

Sebastian Popp, Secretary Statistical Commission Sebastian leads and coordinates all CECE activities related to statistical and economical analysis. Based at VDMA in Frankfurt, he is supported by Hans Jürgen Pons who manages the CECE statistical exchanges.

Anja Schneider, Press Officer Anja is communications manager at VDMA in Frankfurt and manages CECE relations with trade press. She also supports the organisation of the larger CECE events.



The Brussels view


he year 2015 was a turbulent one for the European Union with its values, borders and unity being heavily tested. And despite the broad realisation that things couldn’t and shouldn’t be business-as-usual, that’s still what mostly happened.

The Brussels ‘machinery’ kept on producing new policy with the long-established stubbornness inherent to any institutional system, and inspired by a still-new College of Commissioners that in its first full year in office felt it had to make its mark. The vocabulary of EU speak was enlarged with terms such as the Juncker Plan and EFSI (both about long-term investments to spur economic growth), Digital Single Market and Energy Union, and Fitness Checks and REFIT (both about ‘better regulation’). No speech was held without an emphasis on the need and search for fairness, efficiency and transparency; on action-rather-than-talk. “Being big on big things, and small on small things”, is the new Commission’s motto. At the same time, the number of impact assessments and stakeholder consultations was yet again raised, with quantity often mistaken for quality. One might be forgiven for raising an eyebrow, even cracking a joke, in view of all these good intentions. But that would be all too easy. “Europe” gets the leaders it’s allowed to get. Its institutions can only really act if they’re empowered to. We are all the EU. And we can all make our contribution. CECE and likewise organisations are, for that matter, an important component in the policy-shaping chain. Interests are formulated, companies speak up, a case is made. The industry voice is present and heard, fully consistent with CECE’s motto: constructing the Europe of tomorrow — working together.

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What is the Committee for European Construction equipment? CECE represents the European construction equipment industry towards the European Institutions, coordinating the views of its national member associations, and working with other organizations worldwide to achieve a fair competitive environment via harmonized standards and regulations.


WHAT WE DO CECE is the acknowledged partner of the institutions of the European Union for all questions related to the construction equipment industry. Based in Brussels, CECE’s work involves political representation and the monitoring of legislation and standardization on behalf of its member associations and their corporate members. CECE also cooperates with CEN and ISO, the European and International Committees for Standardization. CECE furthermore delivers and economic and statistical services to its members and partners. Representing the interests of the industry New buildings and infrastructures connect people, boost economies and serve people all over the globe. Construction equipment manufacturers are highly innovative and have invested heavily in increasing the productivity of their machines, while reducing their environmental impact.

The European construction equipment industry forms an important, integral part of the European machinery sector. Manufacturers are predominantly small and medium-sized companies but also large European and multinational companies with production sites in Europe. The industry organised within CECE employs around 130.000 people directly, with a similar number being active in sales and services, and had a turnover of 25 billion Euro from European production in 2013. Statistics and economic topics CECE collects a and provides up-to-date market data for many types of construction equipment, providing a leading indicator for the development of European construction equipment markets. Since 2008 CECE runs a monthly business trend enquiry, the CECE Barometer. The companies taking part in the Barometer receive a report about the economic situation in Europe each month. Exhibitions CECE gives patronage to a limited number of leading sector exhibitions, contributing to successful trade fairs around the globe.

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