CECIMO, a consortium of 15 national associations of machine tool builders, called on the European Council to endorse the goal of increasing to 20% the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the EU GDP by 2020, and to install a framework for implementing a “consistent and coordinated” European industrial policy.
The trade association, representing machine tool manufacturers across the European Union, weighed into politics recently – congratulating the heads of state and endorsing their recent statement on the necessity of rebuilding the EU’s manufacturing base, but urging more specific and direct action to bring about such a result.
“CECIMO welcomes the attention given by the EU to the manufacturing industry at the highest political level,” the group’s president, Jean-Camille Uring, stated. “By recognizing the European industrial base as a key driver of economic growth and jobs, the summit conclusions rightly point to manufacturing as the main building block of future European economy.”
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