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about cecimo

CECIMO is the European Association representing the common interests of the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies, both globally and at EU level. We bring together 15 National Associations of machine tool builders, which represent approximately 1300 industrial enterprises in Europe (EU + EFTA + Turkey), over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO covers 98% of total Machine Tool production in Europe and about 36% worldwide. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of more than €24 billion in 2016. Approximately 75% of CECIMO production is shipped abroad, whereas around half of it is exported outside Europe. CECIMO assumes a key role in determining the strategic direction of the European machine tool industry and promotes the development of the sector in the fields of economy, technology and science.


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CECIMO releases AM Activities Report for 2018

March 14 2019 17:30 in

CECIMO has released the report for our Activities in the field of Additive Manufacturing for 2018. It details the work we have done - as well as challenges and achievements - for this technology at European level. You can download the full report here. If you have any further questions in...[more]

Industry4Europe Coalition issues Joint Call to Heads of State and Government

March 07 2019 16:29 in

The Industry4Europe coalition, of which CECIMO is a part, has issued a new Joint Call today (7 March) that is addressed to all Heads of State and Government. This was done in preparation for the next European Council that will take place on 21-22 March. We are now counting on the proactive...[more]

Press Release: Machine tools should be a major focus of the EU-US trade talks within the possible FTA on industrial goods

March 05 2019 15:42 in

CECIMO welcomes attention being drawn to regulatory cooperation and non-tariff barriers for industrial goods in trade talks with the US, as these are the main obstacles to machine tool trade. Nevertheless, with talk of adding other sectors, CECIMO warns that progress is dependent on a limited scope...[more]

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