About the CEA

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) is the trade association that represents the UK construction equipment sector – and is recognised by HM Government as the voice of our industry.

We are represented in Brussels – as active members of the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) – and our influence is felt worldwide through our technical, regulatory and international trade work.

Categories of membership include:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with UK production facilities.
  • Overseas OEMs with UK offices.
  • Component and accessory suppliers.
  • Trade publishers.
  • Specialist service providers.
  • Equipment distributors.
  • International companies (non-UK based).
Facts and Figures
The UK’s Construction Equipment Sector
Total revenue> £13 Bn (£8.5 Bn 2004)
Total employment> 42,000
Investment in R&D> £220m pa
UK machine production> 60,000 units
GVA> £2.3 Bn
Export share of production> 60%
Number of companies> 1,550
World ranking (machines)5th Globally/1st Europe

As at 2019 – source KGP (www.kgpauto.com)