CECIMO Position Paper: Is the Machinery Directive fit for purpose?

14 July 2020

In the context of the ongoing revision of the Machinery Directive and considering the adoption of a new legislative proposal in the beginning of 2021, CECIMO, representing the machine tool industry and related Manufacturing Technologies, believes that the Machinery Directive, taking everything into consideration, is a sound piece of legislation and that, consequently, any future revision should be characterised by continuity rather than revolutionary changes.

In this position paper, we would like to specifically address three subjects which, on our road to a new legislative proposal, have gained in importance: namely artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and digital documentation.