ENTAM is the network constituted by the official testing stations in those European countries which have signed an agreement on shared activities. These activities have, as their ultimate aim, the implementation of standardised tests of the performance, safety and environmental aspects of agricultural machinery and tools. At the manufacturer’s request, tests are carried out by specialist Testing Stations.
The tests are based on national, European or international standards, or shared agreements (or methodologies), and can provide the manufacturer with useful information on ways in which to improve its machinery.
The results may be issued as test reports published by the Testing Stations, which work in partnership with ENTAM in a consolidated effort to overcome existing barriers. As such, applying for and obtaining the ENTAM mark on the reports is a way of confirming not only that the manufacturer works to international standards but also that all applicable regulatory requirements have been met, thus allowing the farmer to make an informed choice when purchasing new machinery.