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Press Release – EFESME-SBS Seminar at Interlift 2017

    Brussels, 3rd October 2017   As is traditional, also this year EFESME will actively participate in Interlift 2017. On October 19th, a seminar on Lift SME participation in national and European standardisation bodies will take place from 9.30 to 12.00 in Room Panorama. The seminar aims at highlighting the relation between SMEs and […]

3 October 2017 Read more…

EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 become the only applicable standards for lift design

For more than 30 years, EN 81-1 and EN 81-2 have been the main lift standards in Europe and, particularly during the last decade, in many other parts of the world. These documents were withdrawn on August 31st, at midnight. Delivered by CEN/TC10 in 2014, EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 became the only standards that […]

11 September 2017 Read more…

Contribution of lifts to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: a legal framework

Background The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adopted in 1992, is an international environmental treaty with the objective to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic [i.e., human-induced] interference with the climate system”. The framework does not have any enforcement mechanisms: it outlines the […]

17 July 2017 Read more…

Press Release: Mourning for Mr Giovanni Ferrarini’s Passing

Brussels, 30th June 2017 EFESME joins in mourning for the passing of our Honorary President, Mr Giovanni Ferrarini. Born in 1945, in 1970 Ferrarini founded Farma Ascensori, a reality in the Italian lift industry that rapidly evolved at international level. In 1986, the enterprise joint ANACAM (the Italian EFESME member), in which Ferrarini has been […]

30 June 2017 Read more…


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