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about cecimo

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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CECIMO engages in KRAKEN - the new project on additive manufacturing

October 21 2016 11:37 in Cecimo

The KRAKEN project, co-funded under the H2020 programme, is going to integrate various key technologies, such as 3D printing, robotics, complex monitoring and advanced control algorithms, supported by an innovative CAM software, in one machine. The project has a budget of 5.9M€, 30% of which is...[more]

Industry associations across Europe’s advanced manufacturing base speak with one voice about skills policy

October 19 2016 11:58 in Cecimo

CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, prepared a Memorandum of Understanding on priorities for skills’ policy in advanced manufacturing. This memorandum was conceptually endorsed not only by the European machine tools industries, but also by the European industries of...[more]

Innovation through targeted support is the key to a competitive advanced manufacturing industry, said the participants at a CECIMO roundtable at the European Parliament

October 17 2016 11:02 in Cecimo

On 12 October 2016 CECIMO, the European association of the machine tool industries, co-organized a roundtable event at the European Parliament with the European Forum for Manufacturing to explore the current challenges of advanced manufacturers of the continent. Pictures of the event can be viewed...[more]

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