Since 01.01.2020 Niklas Nillroth is the new President of CECE. He succeeds Enrico Prandini of UNACEA & Komatsu. The CECE presidency is a rotating post held for two consecutive years by each of the associations representing their member nations. Niklas Nillroth chairs the Swedish Construction Equipment Association SACE and is Vice President Sustainability & Public Affairs at Volvo Construction Equipment. Within Volvo CE Niklas Nillroth has gained broad experience from management positions within several different areas, such as purchasing & supply management, product development, change & project management and general management.
Mr. Nillroth will continue the long-term strategy of his predecessors to embrace the transition into the digital era. Standards being the focal point of this transition can facilitate the ongoing digitalisation of industry by promoting compatibility and interoperability between products and processes. Enabling innovation will also be the theme of this year’s CECE Congress, which will be held in Stockholm/Sweden from 07.10.-09.10.2020.
As the CECE President Niklas Nillroth will dedicate relevant efforts to the EU regulatory agenda. Indeed, a trio of key legislation will be proposed by the European Commission during 2020 – the Machinery Directive, the Outdoor Noise Directive and the Road-Circulation framework for off-highway machines.
As President, Niklas Nillroth represents 1200 construction equipment manufacturers in Europe. These companies generate € 40 billion in yearly revenue and employ around 300 000 people overall.