Author: Olivier

Revision of the Machinery Directive: FEM wants an evolution, not a revolution

The Machinery Directive is and remains an effective piece of legislation that has proven resilient to industrial evolutions and technological developments. This is a core message from the comments that FEM has provided on the Commission draft proposals presented during the last Machinery WG meeting last month. In addition to specific input on the proposed… Read more »

Jos De Vuyst re-elected President of FEM

On 2 December 2020, FEM members unanimously re-elected Jos De Vuyst, CEO of Stow, as President of FEM. He will serve a second mandate until 2022. Maurizio Tansini, Head of Konecranes Industrial Cranes Italy and President of the Italian association AISEM, was elected Vice-President. Reacting to his re-election, Jos De Vuyst said: “I am grateful… Read more »

Vanderlande White Paper: ‘’Expect the unexpected: lessons learned from COVID-19 affecting warehousing and parcel logistics operations’’

FEM member, Vanderlande, has recently published a White Paper exploring the key impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on warehouse operations, and the influence this has had on our global economy and financial markets. The ongoing social and travel restrictions have significantly impacted consumer spending and therefore have directly impacted the economy. In June 2020, the… Read more »

Vanderlande White Paper: ‘’Expect the unexpected: lessons learned from COVID-19 affecting warehousing and parcel logistics operations’’

Dr. Martin Thomaier named new Director / Swisslog positions as supplier of innovative technology

Buchs, 30 September 2020 – Dr. Martin Thomaier, 44, has been a member of the Management Board of Swisslog GmbH, Dortmund since July 2020. The mechanical engineer will now assume the role of Technical Director, working alongside Commercial Director Gerd Jennissen and Sales Director Heinz Ennen. Thomaier joined Swisslog in 2018 after his tenure at… Read more »

Dr. Martin Thomaier named new Director / Swisslog positions as supplier of innovative technology