EURIS announces EURIS European Network to deliver the best Brexit
- New network established to secure positive outcomes for industrial product supply chain post-Brexit
- Quotes from EURIS and the REA
EURIS, the industrial product supply association which covers sectors responsible for over 25% of total UK goods imports and exports, is announcing today the creation of a EURIS European Network to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for the industrial product supply sector.
The announcement comes at the end of the first EURIS summit on Brexit, which has seen industry associations from across Europe come together to discuss and agree a joint UK-EU industry working plan to ensure a successful Brexit for product manufacturers.
The EURIS summit, held in the iconic Shard building, has involved contributions from CEOs and Government advisers of trade bodies from across Europe, including Germany, Portugal and Sweden, as well as contributions from the UK product supply sector who have all expressed support for the creation of this new network.
The newly created European industrial product supply network will be an advisory body for the potential impacts of the changing relationship between the UK and EU; for Governments, manufacturers and the media and will be offering real solutions to the challenges presented by Brexit for the sector as well as ideas on how to maximise the opportunities Brexit presents.
Dr Howard Porter, EURIS Chair, said,
“We are delighted to be able to announce the creation of this EURIS European Network.
“The industrial product supply sector has today come together in a constructive manner to establish a working party to deliver the best Brexit for our industry. This is an exciting time for our sector and we look forward to announcing the outputs of our network in the coming months”.
Steve Brambley, EURIS Vice-Chair, said:
“There are many areas where UK and EU industry can work together to achieve the best outcome for all of us and today’s EURIS summit has been an excellent starting point for this discussion. The announcement of the creation of a European EURIS Network to build on today’s event is an exciting development and one EURIS members will all be working closely on going forward”.
Mark Sommerfeld, Policy Analyst and Brexit lead at the Renewable Energy Association commented:
“For renewable energy and cleantech manufactures, understanding how post-Brexit trading arrangements could impact supply chains is now a business critical priority.
“The EURIS European Network is therefore a proactive step that enables the industry to define a new future relationship, aside from the politics, that will realise our shared ambitions and further the deployment of renewable energy and clean technologies in the UK and across Europe.“
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Notes to editors
- The EURIS Taskforce is an advisory body for the potential impacts of the changing relationship between the UK and EU for the UK Government, manufacturers and the media. EURIS represents industrial product suppliers covered by the Single Market representing sectors with a turnover of over £110 billion across electrotechncial, electronics, plastics, renewables and mechanical engineering products.
- Members include industry trade associations BEAMA (representing manufacturers of electrical infrastructure products and systems), GAMBICA (representing instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technologies) , the Engineering and Machinery Alliance (an umbrella association of associations representing SME manufacturers) the Renewable Energy Association, the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association, the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations, the Manufacturing Technologies Association, the British Fluid Power Association, the Lighting Industry Association, the British Pump Manufacturers Association and the British Plastics Federation. For further information about EURIS please contact Harriet Dyball on [email protected] or visit www.euristaskforce.org
- This press release first originated from the EURIS task force and was amended by adding a comment from the REA
About the Renewable Energy Association (REA)
The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK across power, heat, transport and recycling. It is the largest renewable energy and clean technology (including energy storage and electric vehicles) trade association in the UK, with around 550 members, ranging from major multinationals to sole traders.
For more information, visit: www.r-e-a.net