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Profile of registrant

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration European Association

Identification number in the register: 03396347383-49
Registration date: 09/12/11 11:31:26

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/11/13 09:46:56
The date of the last annual update was 12/11/13 09:46:56

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration European Association
Acronym: AREA
Legal status: aisbl
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  Graeme Fox
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Olivier Janin
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 80 Bd. A. Reyers 
Brussels 1030
Telephone number: (+32) 27068237
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: AREA is the European federation whose members are the national federations representing refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump contractors.

AREA has 20 members from 17 countries with a total membership of some 13,000 companies across Europe and a workforce of 110,000 (2012).

AREA’s general mission statement is to “support and initiate activities to promote the industry and its high standards of quality, in order to serve users' interest in a safe and uninterrupted usage of efficient refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, and to create and maintain a favourable business climate for European refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump contractors, in terms of quality, safety, employment, fair competition and profitability”

AREA’s general objectives are:
- Harmonisation of education and training / certification
- Promotion of technical evolutions
- Environmental protection / tackling climate change / energy efficiency
- Recommendations on and promotion of professional techniques and high-level standards
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: 0.3
Complementary information: Secretary General is working on a part-time basis

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:

- Revision of the F-Gas Regulation
- Proposal for a Directive on Energy Efficiency
- Follow-up renewable energy sources Directive
- Follow -up Pressure Equipment Directive
- Follow-up Regulation on Ozone-Depleting Substances

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Environment


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

- EPEE (European partnership for Energy and the Environment)
- EHPA (European Heat Pump Association)
- FAIB (Fédération des Associations Internationales établies en Belgique)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 11/2013
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:

AREA is entirely funded by its members and, sporadically and for maximum 10% of its budget, by a partnership agreement with a trade exhibition

Code of conduct

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