SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
BLUE COMPETENCE is the first European initiative to promote sustainability in the mechanical engineering industry. By participating in the initiative, companies state their commitment to designing machines that are energy efficient during use, moving towards the use of ecological raw materials, optimising the use of refrigeration and cutting fluids, as well as undertaking to use sustainable manufacturing processes.
AFM Advanced Manufacturing Technologies has joined the Blue Competence Machine Tools initiative, run by Cecimo, thereby demonstrating the desire of the Spanish machine tool industry to move towards more ecological and competitive manufacturing. This enables AFM to take on the role of guiding the industry towards sustainable practices, in terms of both the manufacture and design of its products. This initiative is in line with the strategic goals of Europa 2020 related to climate change and energy efficiency.
The Blue Competence strategy covers more than 30 industries (plastics machinery, transmission systems, robotics, tools, elevation, motors, etc.) and, as of January 2013, counted 341 participating companies.
Click on the company logos for information about each participant.