Machinery regulation: Impact on our industries

Orgalim Policy Exchange

Machinery Regulation - Impact on our industries

Thursday 30 March 2023, 10:00 - 11:30

Virtual Event


With only 42 months to prepare for the new Machinery Regulation implementation, it is of paramount importance to understand how this key piece of legislation will impact our industries.

On 15 December 2022, negotiators from the three European institutions: Parliament, Council and Commission, reached a provisional agreement in the trilogue negotiations on the Machinery Regulation. After the formal steps of adoption have been completed, member states and economic operators across the value chain will have 42 months to apply the rules of the regulation and national market surveillance authorities are expected to enforce them as of end 2025. With this timeline set out for the key piece of legislation for our industry, it is of paramount importance to implement a smooth transition to the new framework for the future growth and competitiveness of our industries.    

On 30 March, we hosted an interactive Policy Exchange to debate the next steps for the implementation of the new regulation with representatives of the European institutions and industry. We will discuss the policy instruments proposed in the Machinery Regulation and how these can be implemented to strengthen the Single Market in this sector.

Key points:

  • Hear directly from the European Commission about the regulation 

  • Gain insights on how these new obligations can be addressed over the coming years 

  • Learn more on how we can ensure a smooth transition to the new framework and keep costs for the technology industries at a manageable level 


  • Mehdi Hocine, Head of Unit, Machinery and Equipment, European Commission, DG Grow 

  • Thomas Kraus, Advisor Technical Affairs, EU-Regulations and Chair of the Orgalim Machinery Task Force

  • Maureen Logghe, Director General Quality and Safety, FPS Economy Belgium, SME's, Self Employed and Energy and President of the European Cooperation for Accreditation

  • Francisco Luis Arribas Martin, Project Manager industry and equipment, Asociación Española de Normalización – UNE

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