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.
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.
CEN TC 98 WG7
Safety of machinery - Suspended access equipment
CEN TC 144
Tractors and Machinery for agriculture and forestry