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.
Action needed to protect citizen’s health and wellbeing – a pan-European database of accidents and injuries
Call on the European Institutions and the Member States to create an EU-funded accident and injury data system, embracing all Member States, under the co-ordination of the European Commission.
CAPIEL supports this action.
REGULATION (EC) 640/2009
Common CAPIEL / CEMEP VSD position represented in Germany by BAM
EU Ecodesing legislation targets the efficiency of motors, but the overall energy efficiency improvement it is necessary to take into account both the motor efficiency and the system efficiency.
The topic is represented in Germany by the BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und - prüfung), a national market-surveillance entity.
The position attached is now available on the http://www.ebpg.bam.de/de/produktgruppen/index.htm site (see useful links).
The document has the advantage of officially calling attention to the need for analyzing the application’s overall energy consumption in order to determine the best technical solution in terms of energy efficiency.
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.