About Us

CECIMO is an umbrella organisation dedicated to promoting the common interests and values of European manufacturing technologies. It encompasses the European machine tools and additive technologies and works tirelessly at both EU and global levels.

For over seven decades, CECIMO has been instrumental in shaping the strategy and enhancing the global competitiveness of European machine tool and additive manufacturing. Since its establishment in 1950, CECIMO has played a pivotal role in fostering their development across various domains such as economy, technology, and innovation.

Our Industry needs adequate legislation, skilled workforces, innovation, proper financing, good supply chains and infrastructures to keep its prominent position. CECIMO responds to this exigence by keeping up with these fast-changing times and focusing on, amongst others, globalisation, sustainability, market surveillance, lack of skilled labour force and a long-term industrial strategy.

CECIMO is the European Association of Manufacturing Technologies. With a primary focus on machine tools and additive manufacturing technologies, we bring together 15 national associations, which represent approximately 1500 industrial enterprises in Europe (EU + UK+ EFTA + Türkiye), over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO covers 97% of the total machine tool production in Europe and about 1/3 worldwide. It accounts for approximately 150,000 employees and a turnover of around 25.3 billion euros in 2022