The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers

What we do

The objectives of ARGE:

  • To represent the interests of members on any European body.
  • To represent and to take any appropriate action supporting the interests of its members, in particular:
    • in matters of standardisation
    • in matters of legislation
  • To collect and disseminate information of particular importance to the members.
  • To support its members in progressing of standards development and the creation of special Working Groups.
  • Full membership is open to all appropriate National Industry Associations having voluntary membership and domiciled in Europe.

ARGE's governance structure:

The ARGE Board

  • The Chairman plus 2-6 Directors.

  • The Chairman and the Directors are elected by the General Meeting.

  • The term of service of the Chairman and the Directors is 3 years. The Chairman may be re-elected once, the Directors are eligable for re-election twice.
  • Chairman and Directors must come from different National Associations (countries).
  • The General Secretary.

The Executive Team

  • The Executive Team consists of the ARGE Board plus appointed experts.
  • Experts as Executive Team members are proposed and appointed by the ARGE Board.
  • For these Experts in the Executive Team the term of service is not limited.