2016 ARGE Conference

2016 ARGE Conference Announced


CEN Launches E-Learning Tool

Quick and easy online learning about standardisation from CENELEC


ARGE Sustainability Guide

Download the introductory guide to the European wide sustainability agenda

ARGE Sustainability Guide
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CEN Technical Definitions

Terms and acronyms most used in CEN documents

CEN Technical Definitions


ARGE's latest objective


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 15 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 annual conference took place in Stratford-upon-Avon from 10th to 11th September.
Hosted by the UK's Door and Hardware Federation (DHF), the conference provided members with the opportunity to address important industry issues with their fellow colleagues from across Europe, as well as hearing the latest update on ARGE's EPD journey. 
Presentations from the conference are available in the Ressources sector of this page.
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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.