With Europe’s July 1, 2007 deadline for the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive
fast approaching, UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives, is taking steps to help companies fast-track to compliance.
Citing reports that a high proportion of companies are still in throngs of their compliance efforts, UGS has published a free, five-point guide to help companies make WEEE compliance practices central to their product lifecycle and development efforts. UGS Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa Marketing Henry Seddon said in a press release that “a worrying number of organizations are concerned their WEEE compliance stratey is taking longer than expected, or worse, have yet to start.” Failure to prepare for the directive, Seldon warns, could result in stalled shipments of electrical devices, steep fines, and worse case, having products be barred from market.
Compounding things is the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which is aimed at moving toxic materials such as lead mercury and cadmium from manufacturing and is set to go into effect once the WEEE directive is active.
Contact a UGS sales office to get the guide.