According to the European Construction Equipment Committee (CECE), the era of the sledgehammer and the wrecking ball is over in many parts of the world writes Patrick Smith. Instead, sophisticated tools such as crushers, pulverisers, grapples and scrap shears are what are sought after today. The organisation has established a new product group, Hydraulic Attachment Tools, to serve as a communication and information platform for companies operating in this field. Companies active include Arden Equipment, Atlas Copco, Caterpillar, FRD, INDECO, Montabert, NPK, Okada, Sandvik, Simex, Socomec, Soosan, TABE, Toku and VTN.
The product group serves as a platform to discuss European Union legislation matters relevant to the section such as the outdoor noise directive and to share information about market developments.
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