The Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) has appointed Niklas Nillroth as its new president, taking over from Enrico Prandini of Komatsu.
Nillroth currently chairs the Swedish Construction Equipment Association (SACE) and is vice president of sustainability and public affairs at Volvo Construction. As president of CECE, one of his first tasks will involve tackling regulatory complexity with the Machinery Directive, the Outdoor Noise Directive, and the Road-Circulation framework for off-highway machines, all being proposed by the EU Commission in 2020.
Nillroth said: “As the CECE president I will devote particular attention to the issue of sustainability in construction. With a special focus on the push for emission reduction and the initiatives being put in place by authorities and the rest of the industry. What is still missing – and I want to focus on – are the pull factors making these technologies appealing and mainstream for client and users in the larger construction industry.”
Niklas Nillroth (r) succeeds Enrico Prandini as President of CECE.
CECE represents 1,200 construction equipment manufacturers in Europe that generate €40 billion of sales and employ more than 300,000 people.