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Countries Represented - Europe

Denmark - Full Members

England and Wales - Full Members

England and Wales - Affiliate Members

Germany - Industry Partners

Germany - Full Members

Germany - Affiliate Members

Poland - Full Members

Scotland and Northern Ireland - Full Members

Sweden - Full Members

Switzerland - Full Members

Switzerland - Affiliate Members

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Denmark

Full Member Organisations

Name of Association Danish Mechanical and Electrical Contractors Association
Address Paul Bergsøesvej 6, DK-2600 Glostrup, Denmark
Phone +45 4343-6000
Fax +45 4343-2103
Website www.tekniq.dk
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CEO / Contact Flemming Preisler - Director
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description 3000 mechanical and electrical installers. Employers - and trade organisation.

England and Wales

Full Member Organisations

Name of Association Unite the UNION
Address Sovereign Court, 300 Barrow Road, Sheffield S9 1JQ, England
Phone
Fax
Website www.unitetheunion.com
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CEO / Contact Mr John Allott - National Officer
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description

 

Name of Association APHC Ltd. (Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors)
Address

12 Pavilions, Cranmore Drive, Solihull, B90 4SB

Phone 0121 711 5030
Fax 0121 705 7871
Website www.aphc.co.uk
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CEO / Contact Clive Dickin
Principal Elected Officers

Principal Elected Officers
Ian Pattle - Chairman
Tim Keeler  - Vice Chair
Brian Silvester - National President
Kevin McCallister - Senior Vice
President John Breakell - Junior Vice President

Brief Description The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors is the Leading Employers Trade Association for the Plumbing and Heating Industry in England and Wales. APHC membership gives an indication to customers that the contractor is reputable, reliable and works to an enhanced standard. APHC has over 1,500 members ranging from sole traders to large contractors.

 

Name of Association British Plumbing Employers' Council (BPEC)
Address 2 Mallard Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8GX.
Phone +44 (0)845 644 6558
Fax +44 (0)845 121 1931
Website www.bpec.org.uk
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CEO / Contact Jack Wishart - Chairman
Principal Elected Officers David Stevenson - Vice Chairman
Paul Johnson - CEO
Brief Description BPEC comprises three companies all dedicated to training and lifelong learning in the Building Engineering Services sector:

BPEC Training Ltd
BPEC Services Ltd
BPEC Certification Ltd

 

Name of Association Bathroom Manufacturers Association
Address Federation House, Station Road, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2RT
Phone 01782 747123
Fax 01782 747161
Website www.bathroom-association.org
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CEO / Contact Yvonne Orgill - Chief Executive
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description The Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) prime objective is to provide an independent forum for bathroom manufacturers trading in the UK to properly discuss and debate matters of mutual interest. The BMA acts as an information highway between Industry, government and the consumer on issues that affect the bathroom business.

 

Name of Association The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) - United Kingdom
Address 64 Station Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6NB, UK
Phone +44 17 08 47 27 91
Fax +44 17 08 44 89 87
Website www.ciphe.org.uk
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CEO / Contact Kevin Wellman – Chief Executive Officer
Principal Elected Officers Ron Berry (President)
Steve Ingle (Vice President)
Brief Description Founded in 1906, a voluntary professional body registered as an educational charity promoting high plumbing and heating engineering standards in the public interest. CIPHE has over 12,000 individual members working as plumbers, engineers and lecturers with over 900 resident outside the UK. 220 product manufacturers and distributors support the Institute as Industrial Associates.

 

Name of Association Joint Industry Board for Plumbing Mechanical Engineering Services in England and Wales
Address Lovell House, Sandpiper Court, Phoenix Business Park, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 8EP
Phone 01480-476925
Fax 01480-403081
Website www.jib-pmes.org.uk
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CEO / Contact Paul Lippett
Principal Elected Officers Mr Geoff Whitlow - Chairman
Brief Description The joint industry board provides benefit schemes (holiday pay, sickness benefit, tool insurance and the like) for employers and operatives in the plumbing industry throughout England and Wales.It sets rates of pay and allowances for its participant employers and their employees It also supplies registration cards, affiliated to the wider CSCS scheme, to operatives in the plumbing and mechanical pipe fitting trades.

 

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England and Wales

Affiliate member Organisations

Name of Association Flexseal Couplings Ltd
Address Endeavour Works, Valley Park, Newlands Way, Wombwell, Bornsley S73 0UW, UK
Phone +44 0 1226 340222
Fax +44 0 1226 340999
Website www.flexseal.co.uk
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CEO / Contact Mr Daniel Penney
Principal Elected Officers James Stevenson - Export & Technical Director
Brief Description

Flexseal, part of the Fernco group of companies, design and manufacture the most comprehensive range of fully approved low and non pressure flexible couplings in the marketplace. Flexseal couplings are suitable for sewerage, drainage, plumbing and vent systems, and can be used with plastic, clay, concrete, cast iron and steel pipes.


More recently, Flexseal have diversified into channel drainage, plumbing and pipe repair products, widening the Flexseal product range and with our German subsidiary company, reinforcing our status as European market leader.

Name of Association Studor Limited
Address Studor House, 13 Sheridan Terrace, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 5AE
Phone +44 845 601 32 92
Fax +44 845 601 32 93
Website www.studor.net
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CEO / Contact Stephen White – Technical Manager
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description Specialist manufacturer/distributor of the STUDOR products: Air Admittance Valves; P.A.P.A. (Positive Air Pressure Attenuator); Maxi-Filtra.
International operation: factories on three continents; UK-based international sales offices; Australian (Sydney) and Asian (Hong Kong) sales offices.
Works closely with international bodies to implement relevant standards worldwide. Ongoing education of the plumbing industry.

 

Name of Association The Worshipful Company of Plumbers
Address Wax Chandlers’ Hall
6 Gresham Street
London EC2V 7AD
England
Phone +44 0207 796 2468
Fax +44 0207 796 2468
Website
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CEO / Contact
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers is one of the most ancient of the Livery Companies of the City of London having served the City and the craft of plumbing continuously for over 600 years. It was founded to promote and maintain high standards of Craftsmanship and Business conduct.

Ordinances to give effect to these aims were granted by the Aldermen of the City of London in 1365.

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers remains committed to its original purpose and seeks to ensure through its Aims and Objectives the pursuit of the highest standards and technical excellence in the Craft and allied disciplines.

 

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Germany

Industry Partners

Name of Association Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Address Ludwig Erhard Anlage 1, D - 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone +49 69 7575-0
Fax +49 69 7575-6433
Website www.messefrankfurt.com
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CEO / Contact Ms Ulla Reinehr - Director Brand Development Technical Fairs Worldwide
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description The Messe Frankfurt corporate group: a global player in the trade fair sector.
  • organises more than 100 trade fairs worldwide,
    including many worldwide leading events

  • has the third largest fairground in the world

  • is linked through an extensive international network of subsidiaries, branch offices and foreign representatives

Messe Frankfurt: success through concentration on core competencies
  • Textiles fairs
    Heimtextil, Interstoff, Techtextil

  • Consumer goods fairs
    Ambiente, Paperworld, Beautyworld, Christmasworld

  • Technical fairs
    ISH, Light+Building, Automechanika, IFFA, Texcare

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Germany

Full Member Organisations

Name of Association Zentralverband Sanitär Heizung Klima (ZVSHK)
Address Rathausallee 6, 53757 St. Augustin, Germany
Phone +49 22 41 92 99-0
Fax +49 22 41 21 351
Website www.wasserwaermeluft.de
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CEO / Contact Elmar Esser
Principal Elected Officers Manfred Stather - President
Friedrich Budde - Vice President
Brief Description ZVSHK is the German abbreviation for Zentralverband Sanitaer Heizung Klima (Central Association for Sanitation, Heating and Air-conditioning). The ZVSHK is a modern services centre and strategic thought factory representing about 30,000 members companies of four modern trades having a turnover of about 28 billion EURO. The trades include installers of gas/water supply and central heating, plumbers, coppersmiths and installers of tiled stoves. The ZVSHK is organised in 17 state associations and over 400 guilds.

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Germany

Affiliate Member Organisations

Name of Association ACO Severin Ahlmann GmbH & Co. KG
Address Am Ahlmannkai, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany
Phone (49) 4331 354-0
Fax (49) 4331 354-130
Website www.aco.com
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CEO / Contact Michael Hennigs - Managing Director of ACO Passavant GmbH
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description Throughout the world, the ACO brand is recognised as a leading supplier in the design, development and manufacture of drainage and separator systems. An extensive portfolio offers the market quality solutions for every application, whether for domestic or commercial and industrial use.

The ACO group is family owned and was founded in 1946. The group has offices in Europe, USA, Australia, China, India and the Middle East. ACO employs more than 3800 people worldwide.

 

Name of Association Dueker GmbH & Co. KGaA
Address Wurzburger Str. 10, Karlstadt 97753, Germany
Phone +49 9353 791-250
Fax +49 9353 791-320
Website www.dueker.de
e-mail
CEO / Contact Mr Gerald Werner
Export Manager
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description

 

Name of Association FG SHK BAYERN GmbH
Address Pfaelzer – Wald – Str.32, Munich 81539, Germany
Phone +49 8954615715
Fax +49 8954615719
Website www.haustechnikbayern.de
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CEO / Contact Dr. W Schwarz
Managing Director
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description

 

Name of Association Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences
Address Faculty of Building Services and Environmental Engineering Lab of Plumbing Technologies, Gelsenkirchen D-45877, Germany
Phone
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Website
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CEO / Contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mete Demiriz
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description

 

Name of Association Gentner Publishing International
Address PO Box 10 17 42, 70015 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone +49 711 63672812
Fax +49 711 6367247
Website www.sbz-online.de
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CEO / Contact Mr Erwin Fidelis Reisch
Principal Elected Officers Mr Dirk Schlattmann - Chief Editor
Mr Dietmar Buettner - Sales Director
Mr Hans Oppermann - Finance Director
Brief Description Publishers of more than 70 trade magazines and organisers of 8 trade shows at Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Croatia, South Africa, Turkey, PR China (i.e. SBZ Sanitär, Heizungs- und Klimatechnik; Polski Instaltor; Cesky Instalater; Magyar Installateur; Hrvatski Installateur; Montash + Technologija; Tesisat; Plumbing Africa; etc)

 

Name of Association IAPMO - Europe
Address Talstr 23 A, D-58739 Wickede, (Ruhr), Germany 1150
Phone +49 23 777 853 715
Fax +49 23 777 853 715
Website www.iapmo.org
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CEO / Contact Mr Guenter Schieweck
Principal Elected Officers Refer to IAPMO World Headquaters information at www.iapmo.org
Brief Description Refer to IAPMO World Headquaters information at www.iapmo.org

 

Name of Association KEIDEL GMBH
Address IN DER LAAKE 17, 34399 OBERWESER, GERMANY
Phone +49 (0) 55 72 92 1030
Fax +49 (0) 55 72 92 1032
Website www.keidel-software.com
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CEO / Contact DIPL.- ING.  ROLF  H.  KEIDEL
General  Manager
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description Software for design and calculation for roof drainage with siphonic system

 

Name of Association NOHTEC GmbH Parson Adhesives Europe
Address Scheuren 39, Schleiden D-53937, Germany
Phone +49 2445 852432
Fax +49 2445 852433
Website www.nohtec.com
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CEO / Contact Mr Norbert Heinen - Managing Director
Principal Elected Officers Mr Norbert Heinen, Ms Amanda Smith
Brief Description Distributor of adhesives to Trade and Industry including a solder-free adhesive especially formulated for copper pipes and fittings. European Partner of Parson Adhesives Inc. USA.

 

Name of Association STROBEL VERLAG GmbH & Co. KG
Address P.O. Box 5654, 59806 Arnsberg, Germany
Phone +49 171 6403809
+49 2931 890012
Fax +49-2931-8900-14
Website www.strobel-verlag.de
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CEO / Contact Christopher Strobel, MBA – Publisher and Managing Director
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description STROBEL VERLAG publishes – despite other magazines – IKZ-HAUSTECHNIK is characterised primarily by its high editorial standard and is the official organ of the central professional association and of the trade associations for sanitation, heating, air conditioning and plumbing. The magazine appears 24 times each year with a circulation of 35,000. Regular readership includes over 17,000 subscriptions from a clearly defined target group. Since 1996, IKZ-HAUSTECHNIK has also been present on the Internet with attractive offer under www.ikz.de and www.strobel-verlag.de

 

Name of Association Viega GmbH & Co. KG
Address Ennester Weg 9, D-57439 Attendorn, Germany
Phone +49 2722 61-0
Fax +49 2722 61-1415
Website www.viega.de
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CEO / Contact Werner Schulte - Head of Technical Marketing
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description Viega, founded in 1899, today with over 2.500 employees is one of the world wide leading system suppliers for products used in plumbing and heating technology. With approx. 14.000 products along with piping systems Viega also offers wall carrier, flushing and drainage systems.

 

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Poland

Full Member Organisations

Name of Association Polska Korporacja Techniki Sanitarnej, Grzewczej, Gazowej i Klimatyzacji (The Polish Association of Sanitary, Heating, Gas and Air-Conditioning Technologies)
Address U1, Koniczynowa Al. KEN 95 Warszawa 02-777, Poland
Phone /0-22/ 678-79-29
Fax /0-22/ 678-20-76
Website www.sggik.pl
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CEO / Contact Tomasz Malowany (Managing Director)
Principal Elected Officers Wojciech Jaster - President
Marek Skowronski - Vice President
Brief Description 12 Branches countrywide. Association gathers together performers, design specialists, producers and sellers.

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Scotland and Northern Ireland

Full Member Organisations

Name of Association Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation (SNIPEF)
Address Bellevue House
22 Hopetoun Street
Edinburgh EH7 4GH
Scotland
Phone +44 13 12 25 22 55
Fax +44 13 12 26 76 38
Website www.snipef.org
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CEO / Contact Robert Burgon
Principal Elected Officers George Whyte (President)
Alistair Mowat (Vice President)
Tom Galloway (Junior Vice President)
George Thomson (Immediate Past President)
Brief Description SNIPEF is the national trade association for plumbing and heating firms in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Its membership of almost 1000 firms ranges from single person businesses to large construction companies. SNIPEF provides a wide range of services including loans for vehicles and property and a unique Guarantee of Work Scheme.

 

Affiliate Member Organisations

Name of Association School of the Built Environment Heriot-Watt University
Address School of the Built Environment
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Scotland
Phone
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Website
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CEO / Contact Dr Lynne Jack
Principal Elected Officers Dr Lynne Jack - Director of Research
Brief Description

 

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Spain

Full Member Organisations

Name of Association CONAIF
Address C/ ANTRACITA, 7, 2 a PLANTA
28045 MADRID
Phone 0034 914681003
Fax 0034 914680712
Website www.conaif.es
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CEO / Contact Ana Maria Garcia Gasco’ (Technical Area Manager)
Principal Elected Officers Jose’ Maria de la Fuento Buento (President)
Brief Description CONAIF is the national federation of associations of enterprises of plumbing, gas, heating, air conditioning, fire protection and electricity.

CONAIF is a non-profit institution whose main aim is to represent and to defend the interests of our associates, because of it CONAIF is always working in all the forums where regulations are discussed nationally and internationally.

CONAIF comprises fifty associations along Spanish territory, and nowadays represents more than 20,000 enterprises.

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Sweden

Full Member Organisations

Name of Association VVS Företagen (The Swedish Association of Plumbing and HVAC Contractors)
Address Box 47160, SE-100 74 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone +46 8 762 75 00
Fax +46 8 669 41 19
Website www.vvsforetagen.se
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CEO / Contact Roine Kristianson
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description VVS Företagen (The Swedish Association of Plumbing and HVAC Contractors) currently have the confidence of more than 1,400 companies and 20,000 employees in the HVP sector to act as their employers’ organisation and to pursue sector issues as the trade association for the HVP sector. VVS Företagen represent mote than 75 percent of the turnover within the HVP sector, enabling us to act with great effect in a large number of areas. This gives us the opportunity to bring about change and improvement for our entire sector.

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Switzerland

Full Member Organisations

Name of Association Swiss and Liechtenstein Association of Technical Building Contractors (suissetec)
Address Auf der Mauer 11, CH-8021 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone 0041 (0) 43 244 73 00
Fax 0041 (0) 43 244 73 74
Website www.suissetec.ch
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CEO / Contact Mr Hans-Peter Kaufmann, Director General
Principal Elected Officers Peter Schilliger – President
Hans-Peter Kaufmann – Director General
Ueli Schenk, Dr in Law
Brief Description Suissetec is the Swiss and Liechtenstein national employers association for plumbing, heating/cooling and covering installation companies. It consists of more than 3300 members. The main goals are to represent the member companies vis-à-vis the authorities, the trade unions and the public in general to provide training on all levels and to promote the common interest of the trades.

 

Affiliate Member Organisations

Name of Association Geberit lnternational Sales AG
Address Neue Jonastrasse 59, CH-8640 Rapperswil, Switzerland
Phone +41 55 221 62 00
Fax +41 55 221 67 50
Website www.international.geberit.com
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CEO / Contact Rene Maechler - Head of lnternational Engineering & Marketing
Principal Elected Officers
Brief Description The Geberit Group is the European market leader in sanitary technology with global presence.

Headquarter based in Switzerland, 5700 employees, Sales companies in 40 countries.

2.5 Billion CHF turn over.

Geberit lnternational Sales AG is responsible for sales of Geberit products for emerging markets.

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