More than 50 national and international companies attended the event where the main engine manufacturers were present: John Deere, Volvo Penta, Kohler and FPT Industrial. During the conferences Nicasio Mateo Alcaraz, AEM CEO, valued as very positive the synergies that have been established between the company and the engine manufacturers when implementing the different solutions in the generators. With regard to the event, he highlighted the excellent opportunity for the renter to know first-hand all the problems that will have to face from January 1, 2019 and thus to be able to make the right decision, in one direction or another, which will be interesting for their companies.
Manuel Azconegui, Sales Manager for Spain and Portugal for Volvo Penta Engines explained that the new regulation has forced manufacturer to change engines and to move on to Stage V. Jérôme Zanon, General Manager of Transdiesel, John Deere's official distributor, expressed his wish to see this new regulation as a revolution, and not as an involution for both the user and the manufacturer.
The regulation allows a transition period for a maximum duration of two years, giving more time to design machines equipped with new generation engines. During this period the manufacturer may continue to use engines of the previous generation, but these transition engines must be introduced into the market before the date of entry of the new regulation. The strategy taken by AEM has been to make the effort to have a supply of Stage IIIA engines enough to save this situation.
After the conference, the assistants were able to visit the factory and the exhibition where they could see the AEM generators equipped with engines of all participating brands.