The Construction Equipment Association’s Official CESAR Scheme, powered by Datatag technologies now marks over 320,000 construction and agricultural machines and recently, this week exhibited at the UK’s biggest plant and machinery show Plantworx.

The biannual Plantworx, taking place for the fourth time and at its new venue at the East of England Showground, Peterborough has a huge product showcase and, an exciting mix of live demonstrations and working machinery. Visitors from across the spectrum of the construction industry braved the weather to see all that’s new in plant.

The award winning Official CESAR Scheme was again highlighting the importance of security on its own stand as well as in the Plantworx CITS Security Zone and was demonstrating how it’s multi-layered security marking technologies supplied by Datatag help fight back against criminals looking to target plant and machinery.

Also first day of the three day event saw the launch of the latest development of CESAR in the form of the new CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) functionality.  CESAR ECV is an invaluable ‘bolt-on’ product which compliments the existing CESAR Security System and allows quick and easy verification of a machine’s emissions category.  This feature, using tamper evident colour coded labels with a unique alpha/numeric code is linked securely to a machine’s unique CESAR identity and ensures complete integrity of the system.


Rob Oliver, Chief Executive of the CEA said at the launch, “The Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) application for CESAR is the single biggest development since the scheme was launched as an anti-theft initiative in 2007. With the introduction of Low Emission Zones and “green” construction sites, there is an urgent demand for the quick identification of the certified emission levels of machines brought on to sites. In developing ECV we have had some great input from HS2, the Energy Savings Trust and London boroughs. The mix of a secure database of machines’ vital information plus an easy to read and scan visual sticker cuts out a lot of work for construction site managers and local authorities”.

With an industry looking increasingly on the environmental impacts of construction work CESAR ECV will be invaluable to companies required to manage large scale projects and multiple contractors ensuring plant on site is as ‘clean’ as is possible.