Conference downloads now available

Thank you for attending our annual conference in Rotterdam

ARGE Rotterdam

New Strategy Forum

Get involved with shaping the future ARGE agenda

ARGE Strategy Forum

ARGE Sustainability Guide

Download the introductory guide to the European wide sustainability agenda

ARGE Sustainability Guide
ARGE_Sustainability Guide (dragged)

CEN Technical Definitions

Terms and acronyms most used in CEN documents

CEN Technical Definitions

The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers

Founded in 1956 ARGE is the European umbrella association of locks and hardware manufacturers. 

It represents 12 National Associations within Europe, which serve over 200 manufacturers across the whole of Europe and Scandinavia.

ARGE is a Lobby institution with links to the European Authorities and Institutes.

It aims to represent the interests of its National Associations, manufacturers and users of locks and hardware, and works on technical issues for the European Committee of Standardisation (C.E.N.).

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The ARGE Conference

This year's 66th Annual ARGE Conference was held from 13th to 15th September, 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Hosted by the Dutch Building Hardware Association VHS, the downloads and presentations from the event can be found in the Member Resource section. 

Thank you to everyone who attended. 


ARGE Rotterdam

CEN has introduced an online learning tool designed to help SMEs improve their knowledge on standardisation.

The CENELEC interactive online educational tool provides short animations and explanatory text about the benefits of using standards and of participating in standardisation. It is hoped the new easy to use system will encourage uniformity across the industry.