Enrico Prandini to be new CECE PresidentPublished 22/2 at 12:47
As of January 1 2018 Enrico Prandini is the new president of CECE. Previously the first vice president, he succeeds Bernd Holz. The CECE presidency is a rotating post held for two consecutive years by each of the associations representing their member nations.
As well as his current CECE role, Enrico Prandini is managing director of Komatsu Italia Manufacturing, one of the Komatsu’s global officers and vice president of the Italian Construction Equipment Association - UNACEA.
During his presidency Enrico Prandini will continue the long term strategy of his predecessors, of which, one of his main goals will be to build customer loyalty through a common vision. This was agreed as one of the key success factors for the industry during the CECE Summit in 2017. Technological change, skills shortage and challenges arising from digital construction will also be areas looked at along with the value chain.
“In the coming years, we want to create more dialogue opportunities with value chain representatives in Brussels,” said Enrico Prandini. CECE is beginning this process on 22 February at the European Industry Day 2018. “Together with the construction industry we will be organizing a digital construction seminar and invite all parties interested in the subject of digitization to attend.” Cooperation along the value chain will also be the theme of this year’s CECE Congress, which will be held in Rome from 17 to 19 October 2018.
Enrico Prandini believes that CECE should also focus on two other priorities during his presidency, namely continuing CECE’s campaign to further visibility and political recognition for the construction equipment sector. “In this framework, we should seize the opportunity to gain more attention and impact,” Prandini says. He will also continue to focus on the European single market. “We will keep on promoting the idea of fair competition and free trade for all market players in Europe.”
As President, Enrico Prandini now represents 1,200 construction equipment manufacturers in Europe. They generate 40 billion euros in yearly revenue and employ around 300,000 people.