2014 European materials handling production value on the rise

After 2 years of decrease, European materials handling production value increased by 5.5% at €58.8bn under the combined effect of a vigorous domestic demand and dynamic repair & maintenance. Exports however fell by nearly 5% though trade balance remains largely positive (+€17bn). “The rebound of the domestic demand is very good news though it remains… Read more »

Successful year 2014 for industrial trucks

The European industrial trucks market had a successful year 2014 with a 9% increase in order intakes. After stagnating in 2013 the Western European market showed double digit growth largely due to healthy demand in Germany and the UK and a continued recovery in Spain and Italy. Overall demand in Eastern Europe was flat though… Read more »

ENVI committee votes positively on new exhaust emissions legislation

Yesterday the ENVI committee of the European Parliament reached an agreement on the prposal for new emissions requirements for non-road mobile machinery, opening the door to negotiations with Member States (Council). The agreement is a significant step in the right direction, and CECE, CEMA and FEM, representing the construction equipment, construction equipment and materials handling… Read more »

IMCO votes positively on new exhaust emissions legislation

Yesterday, the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) adopted an opinion on the proposal for a revision of Directive 97/68 on exhaust emissions from non-road mobile machinery. FEM welcomes the outcome of the vote and notably the extension of the transition period, the introduction of a replacement engines provision and the specific treatment of mobile… Read more »