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

Members Downloads

Your 2017 Conference Invitation Has Arrived

Download your official invite and registration forms


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


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 ARGE conference will be hosted by FMTI from Austria, taking place from 14th to 15th September in Salzburg. 

We look forward to more lively debate and engagement from all our delegates at the 65th annual ARGE conference. 

The official invitation and registration forms are now available. Click here to book your place at this year's event. 


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.