CECE launches initiative to measure equipment use

By Mike Hayes26 October 2022

At a press conference on Day 3 of Bauma, CECE, the Committee for European Construction Equipment, announced the launch of its Uptime Tracker programme.

CECE president Alexandre Marchetta, left, with secretary general Riccardo Viaggi

The initiative will see the vast majority of CECE’s member OEMs delivering data to the organisation, regarding the operations of their respective functioning machines.

CECE’s secretary general Riccardo Viaggi said data would be collected, on a monthly basis, from as many as 400,000 machines.

This data, he said, would be aggregated by CECE, and reports made available to all of the participating companies.

Viaggi said the data gathered will only be made available to CECE members taking part in the Uptime Tracker programme.

However, he said, “We have agreed with the members that, on an ad hoc basis, for a press conference, for some publications, or in a press statement, we can use some very aggregated data that does not become very granular.”

Separately, Viaggi told Construction Europe that member OEMs, who already gather data from their own machines, are keen to benchmark that data with the rest of the industry, even in an aggregated and anonymous way.

He explained that future plans for the programme include manufacturers being able to see data on machines at the level of product type and by country.

Describing the uptime data that could be gathered, he said OEMs “…will not just know that for their own machines, they will know that for the industry. Then the big market intelligence driver is to know that activity has picked up or has lowered, not just across their own fleet, but across the industry.

“This will help with production levels, market intelligence, servicing and maintenance. It may be less granular, but it’s much more meaningful than just tracking your own fleet.”

CECE’s president, Alexandre Marchetta, also announced the launch of a new working group on electrification of construction equipment.

Through the group, the organisation aims to map the regulatory landscape for electrified equipment and examine possibilities for increasing electrification on construction jobsites.

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