Materials handling equipment contains complex high technology. Technology is the core element of our innovation and a key component of our competitiveness. The regulatory framework in which our companies operate has a considerable impact on their ability to innovate.
At EU level, this notably means that:
- regulatory requirements which only apply in the EU should not mobilise undue R&D resources, which could alternatively be used on other potentially more competitively strategic issues;
- EU legislators must provide regulatory predictability and stability to enable R&D investment planning.
FEM makes sure that decision-makers are constantly reminded of these principles, whether in the context of general or specific policies.
>>> Regulation should neither prevent nor limit technological innovations