Eurovent represents more than 1.000 organisations. Based on objective and verifiable data, these account for a combined annual turnover of more than 30bn EUR, employing around 150.000 people within the association’s geographic area.

Our members are active within one or more of the following four key technology areas:

  • Indoor Climate (HVAC)
  • Process Cooling
  • Food Cold Chain
  • Industrial Ventilation

This scope reflects the actual structure, development and ideals of our industry. By incorporating it, we think ‘Beyond HVACR’, acknowledging the term’s various components by approaching them from a wider application perspective. A broader aim is to make our industry more attractive for younger generations, presenting it in a more tangible manner.

The technologies provided by our members enable a better quality of life to people around the globe. While these innovations are often taken for granted and not directly visible, it needs to be reinforced that many essential processes would not function without them. They are in fact a necessity without which our many of our societal achievements would not be conceivable.

Key technology areas are outlined in the following sections. These areas should not be treated independently from each other, but seen from a holistic approach as they often interlink.

Indoor Climate (HVAC)

The pillar ‘Indoor Climate’ covers technologies in the area of heating and cooling (e.g. air conditioners, chillers, fan coil units, heat pumps) as well as ventilation and indoor air quality (e.g. residential and non-residential air handling units, air filters/cleaners/humidifiers, fans, energy recovery components).

Members of Eurovent set global benchmarks in the indoor climate arena. While manufacturers not only reach unmatched efficiency and quality levels supported by a forward-looking regulatory and standardisation framework, they also incorporate technologies that contribute to a better indoor air quality and health – an issue of ever-increasing importance.

Process Cooling

The second pillar, ‘Process Cooling’, covers industrial cooling processes, which play an essential role within many industrial sectors (e.g. oil and gas, metallurgy and chemicals). Industrial process equipment is, for instance, being used to cool, refrigerate, extract heat, or maintain temperature during manufacturing.

Eurovent members are leading in the production of state-of-the-art process cooling technologies. This includes, for instance, chillers (e.g. industry, process, water cooled), evaporative cooling equipment (e.g. cooling towers, evaporative condensers), as well as dry and fluid coolers.

Food Cold Chain

The third pillar covers technologies that can be found within the ‘Food Cold Chain’, mainly industrial technologies that are used to process, preserve, transport, and display foodstuff. Food processing industries, food warehouses (chilled and frozen), refrigerated vehicles and supermarkets are thus elements of the same chain.

‘Food Cold Chain’ reflects a field with an ever-increasing importance in which European manufacturers are offering leading, state-of-the-art solutions that ensure the optimal preservation of foodstuff and minimisation of food weight drop. This includes, for example, cold rooms, bottle coolers, supermarket refrigerated display cabinets, and ice cream freezers.

Industrial Ventilation

The fourth and final pillar covers ‘Industrial Ventilation’ technologies, which have shaped the Eurovent association since its foundation.

Ventilation is in many cases an integral part of industrial and commercial processes. Industrial ventilation manages the transport of air, other gases, mist, dust, aerosols or separates particles. Woodworking, building material processing, chemistry, working tool machines, textile industries, paper, rubber, plastics processing, waste treatment, recycling technologies, and cooling technologies are only a few examples of applications for ventilation purposes.

Ventilation not only keeps industrial and commercial processes running, but also provides workers health or environmental protection in numerous applications. Thus, industrial ventilation is essential for well-developed industrialised societies all over the world.