European Coordinating Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Switchgear and Controlgear


WEEE2 Scope (Updated!)

The purpose of this CAPIEL paper is to help manufacturers to determine whether their products are or not ‘EEE’ according to the recast WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU), often known as WEEE2. Manufacturers have to analyze also when they have the role of ‘producer’ according to the Directive in order to determine when they are responsible to report for that products.

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For a more ambitious Industrial Strategy in today's European Union


European Coordinating Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Switchgear and Controlgear (CAPIEL) today comes together with over 90 other European industry associations and trans-sectoral organizations to make a JOINT DECLARATION for an ambitious EU Industrial policy

Manufacturing is the backbone of the European economy. The industry directly employs over 34 million people across the EU. Yet the share of manufacturing in total EU output has fallen in recent years. And despite the European Commission’s target of 20% European GDP to be delivered by industry by 2020, there is still a long way to go.

For employment, growth and leadership of European companies: it’s time for an ambitious and concrete industrial strategy at EU level. European industry is calling on the European Commission to reaffirm its commitment to manufacturing by pursuing an ambitious industrial strategy.

Download the Joint Declaration for more details, and look out for the campaign on Twitter under the hashtag #Industry4Europe.

New Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

This guide addresses the applicability of the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU to CAPIEL products. Several aspects of the directive are still under discussion by the European Commission, Member States and industry, and it is therefore possible that some parts of this document may change as further information becomes available.

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Electronic Product Data – Too Many Formats

Delivering electronic data about CAPIEL products is becoming mandatory in many areas. The current situation about delivering data in agreed common formats is not satisfactory, mainly due to multiple emerging formats that are requested. This document outlines the situation for CAPIEL manufacturers and gives recommendations how to handle the situation. Target audience is CAPIEL manufacturers, who face the problem today and want to prepare for the future.

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European electrical equipment industry working to help protect consumers from unsafe and non-compliant products

CAPIEL and CECAPI, the European manufacturers associations for low voltage switchgear and control gear, electrical infrastructure, process and installation engineering, announced the launch of an initiative to help eliminate unsafe and non-compliant electrical products in Europe to protect people, goods and property : MSSI Electrical.

A formal launch event will be held at the Light & Building fair in Frankfurt, on March 14 this year, to engage with industry leaders, industry bodies, wholesalers, installers, end users, customs and government organizations.

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