CECIP launches ‘World with weighing’ campaign



15 March 2021:  From the moment we’re born weighing plays an essential role in our lives. Later in life weighing impacts many aspects such as the food someone eats for breakfast every day. However, most people are not aware of this. Therefore, CECIP, the European weighing industry association, launched its ‘world with weighing’ campaign to make the general public and businesses aware of the importance of reliable and accurate weighing. During this campaign, CECIP will present a wide range of examples where quality weighing makes the world as we know it possible.

CECIP President Nick Parsons: ‘It is hard to imagine a world without weighing as weighing instruments generally work in the background. Nevertheless, it contributes to improving many aspects of life that most people would not think of, such as flying safely and ensuring consistent food quality and quantity. Furthermore, it is not only weighing itself that is important, but the quality of weighing is also critical. For example, weighing instruments are used in the production of COVID-19 vaccines, where you want to be absolutely sure you can trust the weighing results.’

The CECIP campaign focusses on the impact of weighing in daily life and in the operations of businesses. Although businesses generally understand the need for weighing, it is not always understood what the impact of inaccurate weighing could be. Yet, it can impact the core business when weighing results are not correct. For production companies, inaccurate weighing of ingredients or parts can harm the quality of the final products. This is not always clear and CECIP hopes more business will be conscious about the importance of reliable weighing and the consequences weighing accuracy can have on their operations.

Overall, the campaign aims at making consumers, users and buyers of weighing instruments understand that weighing is not just the value you see on the display of a scale, but a vital process that contributes to our world functioning smoothly.

As part of the campaign, the key messages will be spread via social media, magazines and the dedicated website: www.worldwithweighing.com. Interested parties are invited to follow CECIP on social media or regularly visit the CECIP website to be updated about the latest developments.


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CECIP is the European association for national trade organisations representing the European manufacturers of weighing instruments. Founded in 1958, CECIP has today 14 members. These include 11 national member associations from: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom and three company members from Portugal, Sweden and Turkey. The weighing industry has gone through tremendous changes in the past decades with new technologies and techniques being introduced in all sectors. Nowadays weighing instruments plays an important role in every industry, contributing to the quality of the final product. Today, CECIP is playing its role within Europe, striving for common and harmonised standards to be adopted at European and International levels. These standards and legislation should provide safety and quality to both consumers and users of weighing instruments. CECIP aims to provide valuable contributions to improve the quality of legislation and standards.