3 February 2021, 16:46
CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment) and FEM (European materials handling federation) organized an online public event focused on the revision of the Machinery Directive. The virtual session took place on 21 January 2021 from 8:30 to 10:00 UK time and attracted over 200 participants...LECTURA was among them.
The Machinery Directive is a European Union directive and important piece of legislation applied for machinery. The last publication of the Directive happened in 2006. Now—15 years later—is time for a revision.
The digitalization of the industry modified many technologies and brought countless innovations; therefore, the Commission proposed a revision of the Machinery Directive which aims to simplify the requirements for documentation (digital formats) or improve legal clarity, among other things.
The preparations from the EU side entered the last stage and this was the right time to start a discussion about possible impacts and main reasons. The online webinar/discussion was hosted by CECE in cooperation with FEM and provided a deep insight into the legislative problematics of the Directive as well as reasons why is the new revision so important.
“We must not lose sight of what is at stake for one of the most competitive and prosperous industrial sectors of Europe. Machinery manufacturing is an industry worth 660 billion Euro with roughly 83,000 companies, employing 3 million people. As one of the largest net exporters of Europe, representing 36% of the global market share, the machinery industry will be directly impacted by this revision process” stated Riccardo Viaggi, CECE Secretary General.
Full list of speakers:
Dale Camsell, Regulatory Consultant (moderator)
Riccardo Viaggi, CECE Secretary General
Felicia Stoica, Deputy Head of Unit, DG GROW
Luisa Parisotto, FEM Board member and Senior Regulatory and Compliance Manager at Terex AWP
Holger Kellerbauer, Regional Compliance Liaison for Europe at Caterpillar
Ana Montiero, Portuguese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation at the Directorate for Enterprise and Policy
MEP Andreas Schwab, member of the IMCO Committee
Olivier Janin, Secretary General of FEM
The full recording from the online session is available under this link.
Source: LECTURA Verlag GmbH