Welcome to EGMF!
Gardening from a professional view
The purpose of EGMF is to represent major garden, landscaping, forestry and turf equipment manufacturers. They work and develop the highest standards of quality, safety, ergonomics, environment-friendliness and energy efficiency.
EGMF works proactively on a European level with users, manufacturers, distributors, research institutes and the European institutions on optimal solutions for these sometimes conflicting goals.
- To serve as a spokesman for the manufacturers of garden and outdoor power equipment on pan-European matters as well as to be recognized by the key regulatory bodies.
- To provide expertise to stakeholders on technical, marketing and other issues related to the involved industry.
- To provide an effective forum for exchange of information.
See here the EGMF Robotic Mower Performance Evaluation Standard RLM004-1.0/2016.
On 8 April 2016, EGMF published the first worldwide performance standard to define performance characteristics for comparative testing of robotic lawnmowers. The standard was written by EGMF members’ experts in a dedicated Task Force and deals with performance criteria for consumer robotic lawnmowers in domestic use. The primary aim is to provide a tool for all test laboratories, consumer associations or any organisation to establish a level playing field for comparative tests of robotic lawnmowers. All procedures described in the standard are primarily for comparative tests of a range of products under the same lawn and weather conditions. The standard does not cover any safety-related requirements. Application of this standard is voluntary and it may be used by all manufacturers of robotic lawnmowers.
Please read our 2015 Activity Report