21
September
2015
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14:10
Europe/London

European association, EuroWindoor, established

Summary

A new European association, EuroWindoor AISBL, representing the interests of the Euro-pean window, door and facade industry has been founded.

On 10th August 2015 EuroWindoor AISBL received official accreditation by Royal Decree in Belgium and is now a fully formalised and legally operating association.

EuroWindoor’s mission is to address EU institutions on key issues related to windows, doors and fa-cades. The ten national associations representing manufacturers and one European Company making up the founders of the new association represent European window, door and facade manufactur-ers. The companies behind the associations have sales activities all over Europe, and are prominent in the market, interacting with dealers, installers and consumers buying windows and doors.

Establishing a single independent building materials association, thereby bundling interests, with an efficient structure means that we can effectively represent the window, door and facade industry in Europe,
explains Joachim Oberrauch, President of EuroWindoor AISBL.

The VELUX Group represents the Danish Tree and Furniture Industry (TMI) in the association. Helle Carlsen, Public Affairs Manager of the VELUX Group, has been appointed Vice President of Eu-roWindoor, and is therefore part of the Executive Board.

I am delighted to be elected Vice-President and am looking forward to supporting the task in hand, on behalf of the window, door and facade industry, by establishing a voice that will be heard in the EU,
says Helle Carlsen Nielsen.

EU energy labelling position – questioning the added value for consumers and business
EuroWindoor has – as one of its first tasks – agreed on a position on “EU energy labelling of windows”. The industry is questioning the added value for consumers and business of such label, and highlights that it will very likely create double regulation and not be in line with better regulation. For more information see www.eurowindoor.eu

 

The founding members of EuroWindoor AISBL

AISBL stands for „Association internationale sans but lucratif“ – Association Without Lucrative Purpose – an international non-profit association.

  • Associazione Nazionale per la tutela della Finestra made in Italy (ANFIT), Padua, Italy
  • Nederlandse Branchevereniging voor de Timmerindustrie (NBvT), Bussum, Netherlands
  • Norsk Trevare, Oslo, Norway
  • profine GmbH, Troisdorf, Germany
  • RT Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, Helsinki, Finland
  • Schweizerische Zentralstelle für Fenster- und Fassadenbau (SZFF), Dietikon, Switzerland
  • Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry (TMF), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Træ- og Møbelindustrien (TMI), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Union des Fabricants de Menuiseries Extérieures (UFME), Courbevoie, France

  • Verband Fenster + Fassade (VFF), Frankfurt a. M., Germany

  • VinduesIndustrien, Århus, Denmark

Two new members (BF Bundesverband Flachglas from Troisdorf, Germany and VKG Vereni-ging Kunststof Gevelelementenindustrie from Nieuwegein, Netherlands) were admitted 1/7 2015 and more associations are expected to come.

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About the VELUX Group

About the VELUX Group

For more than 75 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 9,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2016, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 2.4 billion, and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 155 million in charitable grants. For more information, visit www.velux.com.