Outdoor noise: let go of third-party certification

In the context of the public consultation on the review of the Outdoor Noise Directive (OND), FEM has submitted its position paper to the European Commission. So far, the OND has brought minor benefits to the European material handling industry and it has negatively impacted on its competitiveness. Furthermore, positive impacts on the health of… Read more »

Non-personal data: let it flow!

FEM has just published its position on the European Commission’s proposal on free flow of non-personal data. Materials handling equipment in operation generates substantial quantities of industrial data, either collected and managed by manufacturers directly or through third-party data service providers. Data has thus become fully part of our companies’ business models. FEM has already… Read more »

Non-personal data: let it flow!

A welcomed reinforcement of market surveillance in Europe

FEM has submitted its position paper to the European Commission on the proposal for a Regulation on compliance and enforcement in the Single Market (as part of the Goods Package). Whereas market surveillance is a very important issue for the European materials handling industry, the paper highlights FEM overall support to the proposal, notably the… Read more »

A welcomed reinforcement of market surveillance in Europe

Digitisation: machinery Directive still fit for purpose

Materials handling equipment manufacturers are experiencing different aspects and effects of digitisation (cybersecurity, artificial intelligence…) both in their manufacturing processes and in the equipment that they produce. For most FEM manufacturers the Machinery Directive is the main reference legislation prescribing mandatory essential requirements to ensure the safe design and operation of the equipment they produce…. Read more »

Digitisation: machinery Directive still fit for purpose