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.
Brussels, 25th May 2016 – Today, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) plenary almost unanimously approved rapporteur Patrick Liébus’ Opinion on the 2016 Annual Union Work Programme for European standardisation.