The European machine tool industry is already a world export champion as more than half of the world machine tool exports originate from Europe. Many of the European manufacturers are export–oriented and they enjoy a global demand for high-tech European production machinery.
Compliance to the Machinery Directive is a MUST in the European Economic Area (EEA). The use of the standards is not always mandatory but has a decisive advantage: If standards are used for compliance to the Machinery Directive or compliance to national standards derived from the directive, an automatic presumption of conformity is assumed.
|Christoph-Ludwig Bügler||CEN TC 53||Temporary works equipment|
|Barbara Sorgato||CEN TC 213, WG1||Cartridge operated hand held tools - Safety|
|Otto Hermann||CEN TC 114||Safety of machinery|