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Profile of registrant

CETS - European Committee for Surface Treatment aisbl

Identification number in the register: 5774391386-55
Registration date: 10/09/08 11:40:50

The information on this organisation was last modified on 19/08/14 10:11:01
The date of the last annual update was 19/08/14 10:11:01

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: CETS - European Committee for Surface Treatment aisbl
Acronym: CETS
Legal status: aisbl - Association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  David Elliott
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  David Elliott
Position: President

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 60 Kapeldreef 
Leuven B-3001
Telephone number: (+32) 16401420
Fax number: (+32) 16298319
Other contact information: hosting at

VOM asbl, The Belgian Association of Surface Treatment
Kapeldreef 60

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: CETS was established in 1981 with the prime objective to provide the facility of European manufacturers of surface treatment plants and processes to share common needs of:
• Exchange of knowledge on health, safety and environmental issues
• Exchange of information on matters of statutory regulations
• Exchange of information on business statistics
• Aspire an European standardization
• Observe market development and sales statistics
• Accomplish market research
CETS also encourages dialogue between the process suppliers and their customers, and provides a forum where the national associations within Europe can debate and exchange information on common issues.
The CETS forum also provides the focal point for contact between the European surface engineering industry and the European Commission.
Members of CETS manufacture and operate plants and processes for:
• Chemical and electrochemical treatment of metal and plastics
• Physical and thermal metal coating
• Ancillary equipment for chemical or electrolytic plants
• Plants and equipments for organic coatings
• Plants and equipment for chemical and electrochemical treatment
• Plants and equipment for mechanical plating
• Plants and equipment for physical deposition
• Pollution abatement for water and air
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

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

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


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

Europäische Gesetzgebung auf den Gebieten Oberflächentechnik, Umweltschutz, Handhabung und Verwendung gefährlicher Stoffe in der Oberflächentechnik

Umsetzung von REACH
Umsetzung der CLP-Verordnung
Verwendung von SVHC-Stoffen
Priorisierung von Stoffen für Anhang XIV - Autorisierung

Beitrag von KMU-Betrieben zur Ressourceneffizienz entlang der Fertigungskette.
Auswirkung der Seveso.Richtlinie auf die Branche der Oberflächentechnik.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Research and Technology


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

CETS ist ein Zusammenschluß von europäischen Verbänden auf dem Gebiet der Beschichtung von Oberflächen.

Zur Zeit sind 21 Verbände aus 12 europöischen Ländern angeschlossen.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 15,000 €
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.