The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers

What is the ARGE focus?

National and European Standardisation

Overpast decades manufacturers knew only their National Technical Standards. With an increasing globalisation, International- like CEN-Standards have been developed with the aim of bringing down trade barriers and enable trade between European countries.

These International Standards must become harmonised and introduced into each of the members national building regulations in order to be accepted across the EU.

Development of Security and Safety products

Over the years, manufacturers have had to respond to market needs and create new, higher performance security and hardware products. In addition, new product markets like access control, have grown rapidly. New Product Performance Standards have had to be prepared to meet the needs of a changing and evolving market.

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