English and German versions of the ARGE EPDs are now available to download from Members Resources

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Success at our 65th Annual Conference

More than 80 delegates attended the ARGE Conference in Salzburg


2017 ARGE Conference Downloads Now Available

Download the latest presentations and information from this year's conference

ARGE conference presentation

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


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2017 ARGE Conference Photo Gallery Now Available

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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 ARGE conference was hosted by FMTI from Austria, and took place from 14th to 15th September in Salzburg. 

Over 80 delegates attended and were involved in lively discussion and debate at the 65th Annual Conference. Read our conference review to find out more. 

Presentations and information can now be found on the downloads page and under member resources. 


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.