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Profile of registrant

European Tuning Organization

Identification number in the register: 29992414899-28
Registration date: 05/01/11 15:53:08

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/12/13 11:46:18
The date of the last annual update was 09/12/13 09:51:26


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: European Tuning Organization
Acronym: ETO
Legal status: registered umbrella association for the automotive specialty products aftermarket accessories industry
Website address: http://e-t-o.org

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Other similar organisations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Peter Van Mol
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Andrea Pinkerton
Position: General Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1/2 Via dei Poeti 
Bologna I-40124
ITALY
Telephone number: (+49) 1731031804
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: ETO is the official European umbrella association for the automotive specialty eqipment and tuning industry.
The association represents an important industry– employing thousands of Europeans and generating billions in tax Euros throughout the continent.

The ETO seeks to :

• Be the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry in Europe and to provide these needed resources to legislators, regulators, the industry and media at the international, national and European-wide level.

• Serve as the voice of the tuning industry at the European Commission, Parliament and United Nations European working group deliberations. The association is committed to participating and providing technical advice on all discussions on the establishment of common European standards for the homologation, testing procedures, installation, distribution and operation of specialty products in the interest of quality, safety and efficiency and to represent the views of the industry, motorists and enthusiasts. Only with this increased involvement can legislation be crafted to promote consumer safety without needlessly hampering an important industry comprised of tens of thousands of SMEs.

Definition of Specialty Equipment Products/Tuning.
Everything added to a car after it leaves the assembly line that is designed to improve the performance, look or enhance the comfort of a vehicle.

WHO WE ARE:

Our industry represents firms who manufacture, distribute and promote products which enhance the performance, look or comfort of a vehicle. Our members’ products are incorporated into vehicles on the assembly line, at the dealers, as well as in the aftermarket and are also sought after for motorsports and off-road use. The specialty equipment and tuning industry is an important economic engine. This industry of hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises generates tens of thousands of jobs and billions of tax Euros in sales on the Continent and overseas. Demand for accessories and performance products transcends national borders with motorists in all 27 member states seeking to personalize their vehicles and to upgrade their “ride”.

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT/SAFETY:

Our industry has played a key role in devising products which makes vehicles safer and more environmental friendly. Just a few examples of such products which have been developed by the aftermarket:

• High performance brake systems, derived from racing sport offer technically advanced, high quality materials and offer an optimum of brake performance which has a positive effect on vehicle safety.

• Specialty products suspension systems optimizing the vehicle driving stability characteristics which has a positive effect on vehicle safety.

• Aftermarket Tires / Wheels can provide better and optimized grip which enhances vehicle safety.

• Motor optimization which saves fuel by being more efficient and has been dubbed “eco tuning. At a time of skyrocketing fuel prices, eco tuning involves the fine-tuning of the engine with an aftermarket optimization kit to run more efficiently and consume less fuel.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Participating and providing technical advice on all discussions on the establishment of common European standards for the homologation, testing procedures, installation, distribution and operation of specialty products in the interest of quality, safety and efficiency and to represent the views of the industry, motorists and enthusiasts.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.





Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.