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CECIMO researches industrial services market

The European Association of the Machine Tool Industries CECIMO ( is conducting a broad-based online survey about market opportunities in industrial services in the machine tool industry with a focus on sustainability. In recent years, industrial services have become increasingly important as a relevant competitive factor for manufacturing enterprises in the machine tool sector. Besides selling machine tools, some manufacturers are already able to offer their customers holistic solutions. Such comprehensive service offers contain great growth potential for European machine tool producers.

As part of the international research project DEMAT (, funded by the European Commission, CECIMO is conducting an on-line survey among all member companies of the its associations. The goal is to interview one person per enterprise. The right interview partner for this survey would be the service or sales manager.

In order to start the survey, please follow this link here. In case another person in your firm is the more suitable discussion partner, please forward this link to him/ her. Answering the questionnaire should not take longer than 10 minutes. As a small compensation for the time invested, all participating companies will receive a free summary of the results, which will help you to meet future challenges in the field of industrial services.

Please complete the on-line questionnaire by 30.11.2012. All answers will of course be handled with the strictest confidence and will be evaluated anonymously.