Kees van Haperen (Rosenberg, Netherlands)PG-AHUAir Handling UnitsStaying up-to-date with legislation and standards is essential for manufacturers. Being able to participate in shaping these developments increasingly marks a competitive advantage.

The Eurovent Association not only provides you with all important information at the right time through our newsletters and activities, but also gives you the opportunity to influence standards and legislation on a national, European Union and international level within a truly democratic decision-making structure.

On a technical level, this is taking place within Eurovent’s Product and Issue Groups. As a member of Eurovent, any representative of your organisation can participate in these activities. Each participating manufacturer receives one vote, independent from the size of its organisation.

Product Groups

Manufacturers within Product Groups…

  • Actively participate in the development of European (e.g. Ecodesign) and international legislation
  • Join forces to develop ‘codes of good practice’ for the industry (known as ‘Eurovent Recommendations’), which later find their ways into standards and legislations
  • Share their expertise across borders, contributing to a true level-playing field and markets with less barriers
  • Meet up with their colleagues from around Europe and beyond, to elaborate on developments within their markets

List of Eurovent Product Groups and their coverage

Name of Product Group

Short code




Air Conditioners and VRF systems


Air conditioners and VRF Systems



Air Filters


Air Filters, Air Purifiers, Air Pollutions Control Equipment, Dust Collectors

Jan Andersson (Camfil, Sweden)

Thomas Caesar (Freudenberg, Germany)

Air Handling Units PG-AHU Air Handling Units Martin Lenz (Trox, Germany) Andy Bijmans (Systemair, Netherlands)

Air Purifiers

PG-CLEAN Air Purification Equipment    

Commercial Refrigeration Equipment


Beverage Coolers, Cold Rooms, Ice-Cream Freezers, Refrigerated Display Cabinets

Pierluigi Schiesaro (ARNEG, Italy)

Jesus Beraza (K-Refrigeration, Spain)

Dry Coolers


Dry coolers



Energy Recovery Components


Rotary HE, Plate HE, Run Around Coils, Heat Pipes

Peter Müller (Polybloc, Switzerland)

Thomas Richter (Hoval, Liechtenstein)

European Air Curtains


Air Curtains

Ola Wallander (Frico, Sweden)

Nick Moumoutzis (Olefini, Greece)

European Fan Technology


Fans (components), Industrial Fans, Fan Units, Dryers

Dario Brivio (Nicotra Gebhardt, Italy)

Uwe Sigloch (ebm-papst, Germany)

Evaporative Cooling Equipment


Closed-circuit and open cooling towers, evaporative condensers, drift eliminators

Laurent Petiot (JACIR, France)

Patrick Heremans (Baltimore Aircoil Company, Belgium)

Fan Coil Units


Fan Coil Units

Virginie Berthelon (Ciat, France)

Luca Binaghi (Sabiana, Italy)
Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps


Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps

Guillermo Rosenberg (Hitecsa, Spain)


Residential Air Handling Units


Residential Air Handling Units

Henning Grønbæk (Exhausto, Denmark)

Jaroslav Chlup (2VV, Czech Republic), Kazimierz Szybinski (Frapol Poland)

Issue Groups (EU-Legislation focussed)

Issue Groups cover wider horizontal issues that cannot be assigned to a certain product area. This can include export markets in which our industry has common interests, but also European Union legislation. This is because European Regulations or Directives tend to not only regulate one particular product area, but several ones. As EU decision-makers appreciate an industry-wide position, and as Eurovent wants to avoid conflicting positions within Product Groups, wide-ranging issues (e.g. EU regulations) can be covered within Eurovent ‘Issue Groups’.

Organisations within Issue Groups…

  • Actively shape developments within international markets (e.g. Middle East) or horizontal issues (e.g. Ecodesign) of particular relevance)
  • Provide political decision-makers with information necessary to draft legislations and standards that match industrial realities. 
  • Share their expertise across borders, contributing to a true level-playing field towards markets with less barriers.
  • Meet up with their colleagues that are also affected by an issue from around Europe, the Middle East and Africa to elaborate on developments within their markets.


Other than Product Groups, Issue Groups are…

  • Fully project-based with a specialised Project Manager that invests a significant amount of time in working for the Issue Group and its participants
  • Set-up ad-hoc with a clear start/end date and concrete deliverables
  • Self-funding through participation fees

Project Manager

Issue Groups are being managed by a dedicated Project Manager or Director, who is reporting to the Eurovent Association in Brussels.

List of Eurovent Issue Groups and their coverage

Name of Issue Group

Short code


CHairman Vice-chairman

Eurovent Middle East


Representative of Eurovent members based and/or active in the Middle East Region

Brian Suggitt (Systemair, UAE)

Michel Farah (Daikin, UAE),
Matthias Kasprowicz (Trox, UAE),
Georges Hoeterickx (Evapco, Belgium)

Indoor Air Quality


Wide-ranging industry initiative to raise awareness on Indoor Air Quality