OUR INDUSTRY & VALUES
EGMF and its members promote the highest available quality standards for each and every product they sell. Quality, safety and environmental performance are interlinked and of paramount importance to EGMF members. We take great pride in building products which fulfil the promises we make to our customers. They are compliant with ever more demanding EU legislation on safety, ergonomics and the environment.
We firmly believe that securing growth and jobs in Europe can only be achieved by constant efforts to build the most sophisticated and innovative equipment possible. Maintaining this cutting edge is our answer to global competition. First-class engineering and research leading to innovative solutions means not only safer and better performing machines, but also jobs which focus on highly-skilled employment which, in turn, contributes to the EU competitiveness and sustainable growth agenda.
For many years our industry has been developing new solutions to limit the environmental impact of its products. As an industry close to nature, we know full well that we depend on the protection of the environment for our jobs and businesses. Our customers rightly expect to maintain their green areas not only efficiently, but also with minimum impact on the environment in general. Consequently, we constantly aim to push the boundaries with regard to emissions, noise levels and the overall environmental impact of our products and their use.
STRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE
THE EGMF BOARD, A POWERFUL NETWORK
Companies and associations represented in this photo are:
VIKING, John Deere, Etesia, Toro, Stihl, Honda, STIGA, Husqvarna, Bosch Lawn and Garden, AXEMA, IVG, AEA, Fedecom, FederUnacoma/Comagarden, Fedagrim
Rasto Nichta, Director Equipment Business, EMEA, has been involved in the outdoor power equipment industry for almost 25 years. He has worked in North America and in Europe with increasing level of responsibilities in business development, marketing and general management.
Andreas Rangert is VP Tree Professional Business Unit & Head of Technology of Technology Operations, Husqvarna Division, since October 2019. He was previously VP, Product Management and Development for the Husqvarna Division. Gradated from Chalmers University of Technology as Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering and Engineering Physics and joined Husqvarna in 1993. He held a number of different positions within R&D, Product Management and General Management, covering different product areas like Robotics, Ride-ons and Handheld products.
Born in Rome, Italy, and graduated in Mechanical Engineering at University “La Sapienza” in Rome in 1991. In 2011 attended a six-month training course on Management at LUISS Business School in Rome.
Since 1991 has been working at FederUnacoma for the Technical Department and in 2008 was appointed Secretary of Comacomp and Special Project Manager of FederUnacoma. In 2013 was appointed International Market Manager of the Federation working closely with the Internationalisation Department. Joined the EGMF Technical Committee in 2006 and became its Chairman in 2015.
Born in 1960 and living with his wife close to Stuttgart, Michael graduated with a Master of Economics from the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim. He started his professional career back in 1986 as a consultant with GfK, a leading German market research company. He joined the STIHL Group in 1988 and in his current position he is head of marketing research and marketing strategy. Michael joined the EGMF Marketing Committee in 2008 and became Chairman in 2017.
Anne Claire Rasselet is a Senior Adviser at the Orgalime Partnership, where she is notably in charge of the European environment and energy policies. Anne Claire was nominated as EGMF Secretary General in April 2018. A French native, Anne Claire has worked in Orgalime – the European Technology Industries association – for more than 10 years and specialised in the representation of engineering industry interests. She holds Master degrees of political sciences and European public management from the University of Louvain (UCL) and the ISMAPP Institute.
Cooperation at European and International level
EGMF cooperates closely with the following European and international organisations:
Europe’s Technology Industries
The European Power Tool Association
The European Association of Internal Combustion Engines Manufacturers
European Agricultural Machinery
the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute in the USA
International Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers Associations