Author: Olivier

The Machinery Directive: a resilient and effective driver of innovation and digital transformation

The Machinery Directive is arguably the most important and impactful piece of legislation for materials handling equipment manufacturers. It is also widely recognised across the industry as a very successful Directive that has sustained industrial evolutions and technological developments without reducing its effectiveness. As the preparation of the Directive’s revision enters its last phase, it… Read more »

Advertising opportunities with FEM

FEM’s ‘Advertising Package’ enables partner companies to use the communication channels available through FEM. Building upon our previous advertising policy, it allows companies to now not only feature the company logo on our homepage but to publish one article or press release in our news section. In addition, FEM will then also use its social… Read more »

FEM and CECE workshop on new technologies and machinery legislation

In partnership with our friends at CECE, we are pleased to announce our upcoming virtual workshop on ‘New Technologies and Machinery Legislation’, taking place on 21 January 2021 from 09.30 – 11.00. In light of the European Commission’s upcoming proposal for the revision of the legislation on machinery in March 2021, we will explore key… Read more »

Placing on the market of certain materials handling equipment without interchangeable equipment

FEM adopts a position paper according to which Directive 2006/42/EC does not preclude manufacturers from placing on the market forklift trucks, rough-terrain variable-reach trucks and variable-reach tractors not fitted with forks or interchangeable equipment provided that obligations for ‘machinery’ in Article 5 (1) are fulfilled. In particular, manufacturers must provide instructions with the essential characteristics… Read more »