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about cecimo

CECIMO is the European Association representing the common interests of the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies, both globally and at EU level. We bring together 15 National Associations of machine tool builders, which represent approximately 1300 industrial enterprises in Europe (EU + EFTA + Turkey), over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO covers 98% of total Machine Tool production in Europe and about 36% worldwide. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of more than €24 billion in 2016. Approximately 75% of CECIMO production is shipped abroad, whereas around half of it is exported outside Europe. CECIMO assumes a key role in determining the strategic direction of the European machine tool industry and promotes the development of the sector in the fields of economy, technology and science.


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Press Release: EU Industry Days

February 08 2019 12:40 in News, Press releases

Brussels, 8 February 2019 – We must better anticipate the skills needs of the future and attract ICT talent to the manufacturing sector. This is what was underlined during a stakeholder session organised by CECIMO on “Manufacturing and 4.0 Skills” during EU Industry Days 2019, which gathered around...[more]

CECIMO's agenda for EU Industry Days 2019

January 25 2019 09:56 in News

CECIMO’s session at EU Industry Days, “Manufacturing and 4.0 Skills” (6 February), will focus on the top priority for EU Industrial policy – skills for industry and the digital economy. By presenting the know-how of the manufacturing, digital and employment sectors, the workshop will provide an...[more]

Broad group of AM actors supports METALS project results

January 09 2019 16:17 in

The METALS project, which was coordinated by CECIMO, has reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a variety of additive manufacturing stakeholders from all over Europe. The purpose of the MoU is to raise awareness of the education and skills needs in Additive Manufacturing (AM) throughout...[more]

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