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about cecimo

CECIMO is the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, it brings 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.  CECIMO also promotes the European Machine Tool Industries and their development in the fields of economy, technology and science. CECIMO covers more than 97% of total Machine Tool production in Europe and more than one third worldwide. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of nearly €22 Billion in 2012. Three quarters of CECIMO production is shipped abroad, whereas more than half of it is exported outside Europe.


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Tomas Hedenborg, Group CEO of Fastems, elected as President of Orgalime

November 20 2015 10:49 in Cecimo, News

Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association, has just elected Tomas Hedenborg of Fastems as its President. “We are delighted that Tomas Hedenborg is taking up this very important mandate. The company Fastems as a whole, and especially their representatives in CECIMO’s Board have...[more]

CECIMO's input largely included in the "Study on KETs-related skills" published by the European Commission

November 18 2015 11:58 in Cecimo

Last winter, CECIMO provided its sectoral input for the “Study on skills related to Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)” conducted by DG Research and Innovation in partnership with PwC (attached). The general objective of the study was to provide European policy makers with the analysis and...[more]

CECIMO publishes the report "Winning in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity"

November 18 2015 11:21 in News, Cecimo

Manufacturing is a complex and challenging business. Many manufacturers are confronted with volatilities, uncertainties, complexities and ambiguities (VUCA) in today’s global business environment. In the past, challenges could take months to become real obstacles. Barriers can now arise suddenly,...[more]

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