At a briefing at EMO organized by the European Commission together with CECIMO
and the Italian Association of Machine Tools, Robots & Automation Manufacturers (UCIMU-Sistemi per Produrre), EU commissioner Phillippe Busquin described the framework of its on-going program to promote "smart, sustainable manufacturing.
Filip Geerts, 39, has been appointed to head the European Committee for the Cooperation of Machine Tool Industries, known by its French acronym CECIMO
Rene Castella, president of CECIMO
, the coordinating group of European machine tool builders, reported production in 1998 hit the previous peak of 1990 totaling some 15.
EMO is supported by CECIMO
, the European Machine Tool Industries Cooperative Committee.
Subsequently, details of the forecast will be released to participating members of those trade associations, like CECIMO
member organizations, JMTBA, etc.
The weakness of the European market - namely the CECIMO
countries of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK - has turned all eyes toward the US, China, and Southeast Asia.
The group's directors assert they intend to work toward membership in CECIMO
, the Brussels-based consortium of European builder organizations.
EMO, the once-every-odd year European machine tool show promoted by CECIMO
, the European Committee for Cooperation among Machine Tool Industries, was hosted this year in Milan, by the UCIMU-Sistemi per Produrre (the Italian machine tool association) under Ezio Colombo, chairman and 11.
Burgos, Spain), has been named president of CECIMO
, the European Committee for the Cooperation of the Machine Tool Industries.
Los is also treasurer of CECIMO
, the federation of metalworking associations from 12 European countries that sponsors the every-other-year metalworking extravaganza.
The next EMO, again sponsored by CECIMO
, the European Committee for the Cooperation of Machine Tool Industries, will be held Oct.
Dr Bernhard Kapp, president of CECIMO
, the sponsoring organization of European machine tool manufacturing countries, admitted that "the short-term prospects are not so sparkling.