What you need to know about the Machinery Directive 2006/42, machine safety and CE marking (for machines) in the Netherlands
Europe is well known for its large manufacturing industry. Machine production accounts for a substantial part of this. This includes both the production of relatively (small) machines used by consumers and large industrial machines, or groups of machines, for companies. The European Union issued its first machinery directive in 1989. This established common rules and enabled the possibility of free trade of European machines in the European internal market.