Orgalime Blog

In its session this Wednesday, the College of Commissioners has adopted proposed amendments on two core legislative instruments affecting European manufacturers of electrical and electronic appliances, namely the Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and a Directive on substance restrictions in such appliances (RoHS). While the electrical engineering and electronics industry have already… » read more

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We welcome the Commission’s adoption yesterday of a European Economic Recovery Plan to support the real economy. Such a coordinated European approach does indeed provide an encouraging and positive signal for Europe’s manufacturing companies. For the engineering industry, in particular the proposal to focus more efforts on energy efficiency, on hi-tech infrastructures and on R&D… » read more

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My Secretary General, Adrian Harris commented “We are relieved, as the merger would have reduced competition in the market for raw materials, particularly iron ore and have a considerable impact on the industry we represent” Orgalime represents the mechanical, metalworking, electronic and electrical engineering industry, Europe’s largest manufacturing sector (NACE 28 to 33). “Our companies,… » read more

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After several excellent years, with a strong expansion for European engineering, prospects for the coming year are somewhat bleak. Apart from the expected and usual cyclical slowdown that started in the last year, the recent global financial turbulence is beginning to have an impact on the demand of both capital goods and consumer durables manufactured… » read more

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Orgalime has decided to embrace web 2.0 in order to try and reach a new section of society………Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from… » read more

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The CNN World Report* has just highlighted just how relevant and timely the Electra report** ‘Twenty solutions for growth and investment to 2020 and beyond’ is to helping achieve the European Union’s climate change objectives. Authored by a mixed European Commission and industry group co-chaired by European Commission Vice President Günter Verheugen and former Orgalime… » read more

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European steel producers seem determined to squeeze the European lemon, announcing additional massive price increases that further threaten the competitiveness of the European steel processing industry and the whole supply chain including metal transformation, machine building, shipbuilding and manufacturing of marine equipment, car suppliers and household producers, inevitably leading to higher prices. With decisions by… » read more

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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bG3XNOtf-yc Without the technologies provided by the electrical manufacturing and electronics industries, Europe will not be able to reach its climate and energy targets. Therefore, keeping these industries on board and getting consumers both professional and private to take up energy efficient products is a must. The Electra report, drafted by an expert group including… » read more

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The Electra report is comprehensive in analysing three key areas that require the full and urgent attention of policy makers, industry, stakeholders and the general public: improving energy efficiency, creating and supporting future lead markets for innovation and designing a regulatory framework that is both efficient and effective. It is obvious that a strong synergy… » read more

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