12 May COVID-19: non-road mobile machinery industry turns to President von der Leyen
On 11th May 2020, the associations representing non-road mobile machinery manufacturers wrote to European Commissioner’s President Ursula von der Leyen to request an urgent resolution to their repeated requests to defer the production and placing on the market dates for non-road machines and tractors with transition engines.
This letter was sent nearly 7 weeks after industry’s original request (here). Despite active support from many Member States and in the European Parliament, political validation from the European Commission is still pending, leaving a baffled industry in the dark. As legal deadlines are getting dangerously close, manufacturers are faced with a disastrous prospect from an economic, human and environmental point of view.
The non-road mobile machinery industry calls on President von der Leyen’s support to get immediate visibility and a much needed breakthrough to avoid adding a European industrial crisis to a COVID-19 pandemic.