We have always cooperated with the most important national and international trade associations because we are convinced this acknowledges our commitment to protect the environment by developing eco-compatible products and contributing to increase the awareness of each individual towards nature. We have always cooperated with the most important national and international trade associations because we are convinced this acknowledges our commitment to protect the environment by developing eco-compatible products and contributing to increase the awareness of each individual towards nature.
Getting involved in the activities of these associations gives us the opportunity of being spurred on by – and exchanging ideas with – experts in the industry as well as the general public, to develop new projects and coordinated actions for the future, well aware that this means sharing knowledge and professionalism.
Aiel is a multi-trade association that includes all the companies involved in the wood-energy chain; it represents the industry and works at a national level. Its main aim is to ensure that biomasses sourced from agroforestry systems are sustainable and put to good use as fuel, with a special focus on wood biofuels.
In 2012, some Italian household appliance manufacturers established GAD (Household Appliance Group). Our company is one of the founding fathers of this group and we are engaged in its coordination bodies because we deeply believe in the associative spirit and that the current situation will never change without the active participation of all those involved.
We have been partners of BioEnergy Europe (European Biomass Association) since 2008. This association promotes the removal of every technical or business barrier hindering the development of a bioenergy market open at a European level.
Its activities are performed through Working Groups (7 at the moment) each of which is focused on the information travelling between organisations at an institutional level, between experts of the industry and other associations.
The Working Group we belong to deals mainly with small-sized domestic heating appliances.
The European Committee of Producers of Domestic Heating Appliances (CEFACD) is a non-profit association aimed at promoting the use of efficient appliances that respect the environment. It has been mediating between industries of the sector and governmental bodies at a European level for over 25 years now as well as managing the flow of legislative initiatives in the energy market.
We work with CEFACD in the domestic heating sector together with other industries and associations representing the interests of Local Space Heaters.
HKI – Industrieverband Haus-, Heiz und Küchentechnik e.V. (Industrial Association of Domestic Technology) – represents the interests of manufacturers of cooking and heating appliances currently on the German market.It numbers 174 members to date. As well as tackling technical-financial issues, HKI interacts with political and administrative authorities and benefits from the collaboration of internationally-acknowledged Research Institutes and Universities. To assist purchasers in choosing reliable products, HKI publishes an updated list of all the biomass domestic heating appliances certified and manufactured by its members. We cooperate with HKI because it is the most proficient German association concerned with certifications and technical matters.
Propellet France is the national pellet-heating association. It was set up in 2008 to meet the requirements of a growing sector. It brings together professionals engaged in promoting the quality and development of the pellet industry, puts them in contact with partners in the sector and guarantees the role of the economic observatory while providing its support for certifications and regulations. We work with Propellets France as manufacturers and distributors of pellet boilers and stoves.