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 »

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 »