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CECIMO is the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries. We bring together 15 national associations of machine tool builders, which represent approximately 1500 industrial enterprises in Europe, over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO defends the common interests of its members, particularly in relation to authorities and associations. It also promotes the European Machine Tool Industries and their development in the fields of economy, technology and science. CECIMO covers 98% of the total machine tool production in Europe and about one third worldwide. About 40% of CECIMO’s production is shipped outside the EU. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of nearly €23 billion in 2014.

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High performance manufacturing technologies such as high precision machine tools used by almost one in five manufacturers

July 28 2016 09:28 in News

The latest edition of the EU Innobarometer, which gives a snapshot of developments and expectations of the EU business community on innovation, was released in mid-July 2016. Conducted in February 2016 and covering over 1150 manufacturers EU-wide, the survey included a section on recent trends...[more]

Video and takeaways: Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference 2016

July 06 2016 09:48 in Publications

The Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing European Conference 2016 was recently held at the European Parliament under the theme “Helping industry and policy makers to build together a European strategy for additive manufacturing”. Organised by CECIMO, it was co-hosted by five Members of the...[more]

CECIMO contributes to the Amsterdam Declaration – creating a smart Europe

June 29 2016 12:01 in Cecimo

During the Industrial Technologies 2016, organised as an associated event of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union, CECIMO contributed to the realization of the “Amsterdam Declaration – creating a smart Europe”. A smart and future-proof industrial agenda as highlighted in...[more]

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