Mark Hyde, Sales Director, Hydrema (UK) Ltd commented on the decision to fit CESAR ECV, he said, “We are delighted to be working with the CEA and CESAR team in our shared objective of reducing carbon emissions and fighting theft in the UK construction and infrastructure sectors.
The fitting of CESAR ECV and DATATAG on Hydrema stage V Dump Trucks is one way that Hydrema UK can support this scheme. Clients and contractors alike can be assured of our ongoing commitment to meeting the highest emissions standards and security requirements with the implementation of this system.”
CESAR is the official construction and agricultural equipment security and registration scheme, established in 2007, is owned by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) and supported by the AEA (Agricultural Engineers Association) police, local authorities, equipment manufacturers, the farming community, major insurers, and finance companies.
In 2019, the CEA and Datatag ID announced the launch of the biggest evolution of the CESAR scheme to date; the addition of Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV). ECV takes the machine’s engine emission standard from the engine’s EU Type Approval number and displays it on a simple-to-read colour-coded plate. ECV provides a quick and easy reference point where machines are working on sites where they are required to comply with Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) emission regulations.
The CESAR ECV system combines the technology behind the security marking scheme with an additional colour-coded plate showing the engine emission stage from stage two through to stage five and now includes electric and, coming soon hydrogen. The information about the machine is then collated on a comprehensive, secure database accessible through the ECV clearing portal. This information enables plant owners and operators, contractors, and site managers to comply with any local policy or contractual obligation in place regarding machinery emissions levels.
JCB and Hitachi were among the first manufacturers to fit the CESAR ECV scheme as standard in early 2020 – the scheme has now been adopted by over 90% of OEMs and leading machine dealers in the construction sector.
Suneeta Johal, Chief Executive Officer, Construction Equipment Association, said “Since the launch of the CESAR ECV system in 2019 the scheme has gained significant traction and we are delighted to report that over 90% of construction machinery manufacturers have adopted the emissions compliance verification scheme, alongside CESAR identification. It is great news to have Hydrema on board with the scheme and making emissions easier to understand across the construction industry, whilst deterring would-be thieves.”
Kevin Howells, CEO, Datatag ID Ltd said, “It’s a testament to Hydrema UK that this wholly owned subsidiary of the larger Hydrema Danish Group, who have been manufacturing some of the best construction machinery on the market since 1959, continue to press ahead and protect and register their customers’ machinery with CESAR. The official construction equipment security identification scheme.
I’m proud of the CESAR team and all of our Hydrema colleagues, based in Ripon, embracing the new Emissions Compliance Verification initiative and clearly doing their part to help towards cleaner air quality for everyone.”