European Groups Renew Cooperation Agreement

July 9, 2012

Leaders of four European fenestration and facade associations signed a cooperative agreement in June to continue collaborative activities covering all materials under the EuroWindoor umbrella. Originally formed in 1999, EuroWindoor represents 30 national associations in Europe involved in metal, wood, PVC and glass products.

 From left to right, Frank Koos, EuroWindoor general secretary; Anders Isaksson, FEMIB president; Adrian Toon FAECF vice president; Serge Allaert, EuroWindoor chairman; and Hans-Georg Nielsen, UEMV chairman, who met in Brussels in June.

Based in Frankfurt, Germany, EuroWindoor is involved in lobbying and providing information and updates to its member associationss.  It works to develop industry positions on European legislation, as well as fostering and maintaining contacts with officials of the European Commission. It is especially focused on government initiatives in the environmental and energy arenas, officials note.

The management of EuroWindoor is carried out by a board composed of the elected presidents and the general secretaries of the member organizations, including the European Plastic Window Association (EPW), the Federation of European Window and Curtain Wall Manufacturers (FAECF), the Federation of the European Building Joinery Associations (FEMIB) and the European Glaziers Association (UEMV). This year, Serge Allaert, the former FAECF president, serves as chairman and Frank Koos, FEMIB and EPW general secretary, is general secretary of EuroWindoor.