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ICMMA forges links with Europe

Published 9th July, 2015 by Neil Nixon

ICMMA forges links with Europe

The Industrial Cleaning Machinery Manufacturers (ICMMA) Technical Committee held earlier this year had Eco Legislation 2017 central to its agenda and gave members direct access to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the power to influence the UK voting at EU level. Mike Walker, head of sustainable energy using product policy at DECC confirmed that the government was keen to listen to businesses and that working through strategic associations such as ICMMA was an efficient way of doing that.

ICMMA is continuing its relaunch with the support and reinvestment of the Building Futures Group. This approach will see ICMMA retain its identity and broaden its reach with relevant associations and organisations. An expansion in membership is also expected as companies who manufacture, produce or distribute machinery and equipment to the contract cleaning and facilities management industry are invited to participate.

The Summer ICMMA Technical Committee is planned for 3 July 2015 and is being hosted by Kärcher UK at its Banbury office. Kevin Webb, senior approvals engineer at Numatic International and chairman of the ICMMA Technical Committee, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming back existing ICMMA members and some new ones to the table as well as Charalambos Freed from the VDMA and EUnited. Charalambos is working with us to enable ICMMA to increase the industry representation, be a part of their panel of national associations, and influence the writing of standards in the area of industrial cleaning machinery manufacture.”

To participate in the ICMMA Technical Committee, members need to first be a paid up member of the Building Futures Group. New members are welcome to come along to the Summer meeting to see if ICMMA is for them. Please contact Hazel Langley by emailing; icmma@thebuildingfuturesgroup.com.